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Parish staff discovered overturned pews, toppled furniture and debris in the sanctuary

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Head of CSAN suggests George Osborne neglected issue of in-work poverty

Report was completed two years ago but not made public

Irish bishops issue booklet on marriage ahead of referendum in six months’ time

Archbishop says his people are ‘heroes of the faith’ but face a Christmas of anguish and neglect

Court rejects compensation claim from disabled child whose mother drank heavily during pregnancy

News prompts speculation that Pope Francis was unhappy with rigid approach to discipline

The first edition in new format features an exclusive article by Cardinal Pell

The Vatican number two was marking 100 years of diplomatic relations between Britain and Holy See