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Fresh from a tough stint at the BBC, Lord Patten was asked to help overhaul another media operation crying out for change – the Vatican’s. He seems haunted by the possibility of failure

Sister Annie Demerjian has described the killing of members of a Christian family after shells hit their home

Aid to the Church in Need say 5,000 Catholics have been killed in one diocese alone

A ComRes survey also found that women were more pro-life then men on practically every issue considered

In an age when Christians are once again being persecuted, interest in the English martyrs is on the rise. The saint-making Pope Francis could be the one to canonise them

More than 20,000 people have visited the king’s coffin

Professor Patrick Pullicino has said that practices proposed by a new report might endanger the safety of patients

Cardinal Burke says that ‘through sound family life, our society will be transformed’

Fiona Bruce’s amendment to the Serious Crime Bill has been voted down by the Commons

The Trades Union Congress sent an email to MPs to ask them to oppose an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill today