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Court rules that Ireland had breached the rights of a woman with cancer who feared it would relapse if she became pregnant

Three Anglican nuns at Walsingham have left their community after expressing interest in joining a personal ordinariate

Government is scrambling to build 10ft-high barriers to stop a repeat of the Baghdad massacre in October

Spokesman says ‘apologies are not enough’ after commission receives nearly 2,000 claims of clerical sexual abuse since 1945

Screenshot of the WikiLeaks cable (Photo: CNS)

Vatican would ‘encourage’ international support for non-binding Copenhagen Accord, according to leaked US cable

Parishes in America that have requested to join an ordinariate, according to Google Maps

Canadian Anglicans request ordinariate

Anglo-Catholic parish becomes first mainstream Anglican group in Canada to ask to join an ordinariate

Chinese Catholics at a vigil at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing (Photo: CNS)

Bishops loyal to the Pope forced to take part in state-run assembly while others go into hiding to avoid arrest

Stewart Regan, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association, left, and its president George Peat (Photo: PA)

Richard Dawkins calls Scottish Football Association ‘craven’ and Church spokesman ‘a weasel’ over dismissal of referees

A woman receives the mark of ashes at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York (Photo: CNS)

General secretary of the English and Welsh bishops’ conference is charged with finding ways of re-emphasising Lent as penitential season

Protesters demand the release of Asia Bibi and an end to Pakistan's blasphemy law (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran made the comment after meeting President Zardari in Pakistan