The newly-retired Bishop of Vac in Hungary, Miklos Beer, has urged the Church to find “a new voice”: to “shift the emphasis” away from the “trap” of the “clerical Church structure”.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is giving “security and hope” to the resistance to Pope Francis in what they consider to be a “difficult moment” for the Church.
The Vatican has announced important new measures in the fields of child sexual abuse prevention and environmental protection.
The interim head of the Church of Fabriano-Matelica has announced this Italian diocese will be merged into the diocese of Camerino-San Severino Marche.
A German parish priest has resigned his post and left the priesthood after decades of fighting from within for a more open Christianity, frustrated with what he called a “power-obsessed, arrogant Church”.
The Bishop of Galway, Brendan Kelly, has said he was “dismayed and shocked” by a “wilful and malicious assault” on a mosque in the Irish city.
COMECE, the European Bishops’ delegation to EU institutions in Brussels, has welcomed a new report on “Policy and investment recommendations…
Polish Bishops’ President Stanislaw Gadecki has expressed his “great sadness” over a physical attack on a priest at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in the northwestern city of Szczecin.
The John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences has angrily denied ultraconservative ‘fake news’ reports that Pope Francis is dismantling the legacy of his Polish predecessor by reforming the Institute.
Ultraconservative Cardinal Robert Sarah has claimed in an interview on the occasion of his fifty years of priesthood that he…
A German bishop has said the international community should give official refugee status to people who migrate due to the effects of climate change.
Experts have denounced the cover the Polish and Hungarian Catholic Churches are giving increasingly totalitarian regimes in their respective countries.
Pope Francis has condemned the use of prostitutes as a “reduction into slavery, a criminal act, a disgusting vice that…
Michael Czerny, under-secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development in the Vatican, has insisted that there are “humanitarian, economic, social, cultural [and] spiritual reasons” for Western countries to take in migrants and refugees.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI ventured out of his residence in the Vatican Mater Ecclesiae monastery last week for a trip of several hours’ duration to sites in the Castelli Romani region outside Rome.
Pope Francis has today begged the international community to act “quickly and decisively” to put an end to the “tragedies”…
Poland’s Bishops have redoubled their attacks on the queer collective, this time accusing LGBT defenders of “ridiculing, mocking and showing hostility towards the faith and religious sensitivity of people”.
The bishop of Foggia has condemned the continuing attacks on migrant workers in this region of southern Italy.
The Jesuit Refugee Service in Italy has blasted far-right Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for toughening up penalties for migrant rescue boats that make unauthorised dockings at Italian ports.
Thirty religion journalists from around Central and Eastern Europe met in Warsaw for a conference on journalism and religion in the region organized by the International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ).
The head of the German Catholic aid agency Misereor has denied ultraconservative ‘fake news’ reports that the German bishops are funding the Amazon Synod simply to push through married priests and women deacons.
Caritas Europa and other Church organisations have renewed their call “to stop the criminalisation of solidarity with migrants in Europe”.
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has decried the “senseless process of self-destruction” of “our increasingly tortured” planet.
Michael Czerny, subsecretary of the Vatican section for migrants and refugees – directly under the supervision of Pope Francis – has insisted that the Church’s defence of migrants and refugees is “evangelical”, not political.
The new auxiliary bishop of Armagh, Michael Router, has warned that a hard border in Ireland would be “a very regressive step”.
The bishops of Regensburg and Freiburg in Germany have pledged to implement “ever-more-effective and sustainable preventive measures” against clergy child sex abuse and to provide monthly compensation payouts for “needy” victims.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Vatican Dicastery (department) for promoting Integral Human Development, has highlighted a series of opportunities and problems in the tourism sector in a message for World Tourism Day September 27.
German Church historian Hubert Wolf has claimed celibate priests are “easier to control and blackmail”.
Iraqi cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has denounced the rise of “relativism” and “Christianophobia” in Europe.
The Church and Bioethics Working Group of the French Episcopal Conference has expressed its “anguish” over a new draft bill that would allow access to medically assisted fertility techniques for lesbian couples and single women.