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27 February 2014 16:02 by Robert Mickens

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has argued that one can be a faithful Catholic without receiving Communion, saying the Eucharist is not the “sum total” of church life.

27 February 2014 15:56 by Robert Mickens

In what can only be read as a rebuke to certain traditionalists, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has stated that he freely and validly resigned last year from the papacy.

27 February 2014 15:48 by Christopher Lamb and Brian Morton

Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien is facing the possibility of further disciplinary action being taken against him by the Holy See.

27 February 2014 15:38 by Liz Dodd

An Anglican bishop is to lead a parliamentary inquiry into food poverty in the wake of a row between church leaders and politicians over its causes.

26 February 2014 13:35 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

Pope Francis has chosen one of the Irish hierarchy’s most enthusiastic and hardworking bishops to lead the cross-border Diocese of Derry.

26 February 2014 13:30 by Fredrick Nzwili in Nairobi

Ugandan Catholic Church leaders are backing the controversial anti-homosexuality legislation that President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday.

26 February 2014 12:40 by James Macintyre

A group of charities has established a fund to support trainee Religious Education teachers wanting to work in secondary schools in response to the Government’s withdrawal of training bursaries for the subject.

26 February 2014 12:27 by Robert Mickens

Pope Francis has asked an American televangelist for his blessing in a seven-minute, homemade video that was broadcast in January at a convention for Evangelical Charismatic ministers in Texas.

25 February 2014 20:11 by James Macintyre

Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the singing family immortalised in the Sound of Music, died at the age of 99 last weekend. She was a devout Catholic and former missionary.

25 February 2014 18:28 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

When Pope Francis created 19 new cardinals on Saturday, British Catholics' attention was focused on Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who was one of only four Europeans to receive the red hat. But London was also represented by the choir of Westminster Cathedral.