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Polish bishops apologise for clerical abuse

Archbishop Jozef Michalik of Przemysl (CNS)

Bishops defend the Polish Church’s record on tackling abuse

Vatican clears embattled German bishop of any wrongdoing

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

Bishop Tebartz-van Elst was accused of extravagance for building a £12.5 million diocesan centre

Priest who died of hunger in Communist prison to be beatified

Mgr Vladimir Ghika helped restore France's ties with the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Vladimir Ghika died after three years of imprisonment

Attacks on Christians in Central African Republic must stop, says priest

Children walk along a street in the town of Ndele, Central African Republic (PA)

Carmelite Father Aurelio Gazzera says Islamists have “reserved bloodiest treatment for Catholic catechists”

‘Beelzebub inhabits hearts in this country’

A server leads a procession out of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bangui in the Central African Republic. The cathedral’s rector was abducted in April (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Jonathan Luxmoore says clergy are being kidnapped, tabernacles profaned and Church hospitals ransacked in the Central African Republic

Polish and Ukrainian Church leaders pledge forgiveness over war deaths

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Seventy years after massacres, archbishops call on people to ‘come together as brothers’

Niger Christians ‘living in fear’ after Islamist attacks

Niger troops stand guard outside the central prison at Niamey, Niger, after an attack by armed gunmen in early June (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Cartateguy raises concerns after spate of violent incidents

Keep up battle against same-sex marriage, urges Catholic leader

Protesters against same-sex marriage in Paris last month (AP)

Resistance against law continues in France

Czech cardinal welcomes compensation from government

Cardinal Duka was jailed for secretly joining the Dominican Order in 1965 (CNS)

The Czech government is giving billions of pounds to the Church for losses under Communist rule

The cardinal who triumphed over Stalin

The camp commandant said ‘there was no need to waste a bullet’ on Cardinal Kazimierz Świątek

In 1941 a young priest was condemned to death by the Soviets. He was to become one of the Church’s great leaders