The Holy See’s anti-money laundering watchdog has strongly denied allegations of wrongdoing levelled by Vatican prosecutors over a real estate investment in London.
The grassroots Church reform movement ‘We are Church’ Germany is calling on the German bishops to ask Pope Francis for a diaconate for women.
The Vatican ‘Culture Minister’ has raised the prospect of limiting the “unsustainable” number of visitors to the Sistine Chapel.
The Archbishop of Dublin has hit out at the “nastiness and bitterness” of some Catholics on social media, lamenting that the “negativity and polarisation” in some discussions online “reflects… a pointless retreat into self-defined false certainties”.
“Don’t try to stop change, this is part of your vocation”, the new pro-secretary general of the Vatican Synod of Bishops, Mario Grech, has told a group of Maltese Catholics.
The Vatican has come out swinging a day after an explosive new book claimed the Holy See is at risk of financial collapse.
Indigenous organisations of the Amazon in Rome for the Synod have condemned the “violence” and “racism” behind the theft and desecration Monday of sacred statues displayed in a Roman church.
Pope Francis’ advisers are openly admitting that the Vatican could go bankrupt if urgent action isn’t taken, a journalist has claimed.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has sprung to Pope Francis’ defence against the ultraconservative attacks the pontiff continues to receive, saying that there’s no difference between Bergoglio and the other six popes he’s seen in his lifetime.
Around 300 Croatians, including two presidential hopefuls, have protested in Zagreb for an end to Croatia’s treaties with the Vatican.
The Vatican has been forced to patch security holes in its new iOS and Android-compatible ‘smart rosary’ just hours after launching the device.
Vienna archbishop and Amazon Synod participant by special papal invitation Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has admitted giving women permission to preside at funerals.
Just 22% of the world’s Catholics live in Europe, and yet the continent is home to 42% of the world’s priests, according to Vatican statistics.
An Irish bishop has warned that the practice of mindfulness and yoga are “not suitable” in school settings.
“Freedom and equality” for women “can only benefit” the Church’s life and theology, by opening up “a new way of being faithful to the Gospel”.
“This situation can’t go on any longer”, a Catalan abbot has warned as riots over the jailing of Catalan independence leaders continue into their sixth day.
tuguese Church groups are warning that although the number of poor people in the country is on the decline, it is still “very disturbing” that “nearly 20% of young people are at risk of poverty”.
A close ally of Pope Francis and director of one of the Vatican’s semi-official publications has blasted critics of the Amazon Synod for their tacit racism.
A majority of the small groups at the Amazon Synod in Rome have expressed support for married priests and women deacons.
Poland’s Bishops are being accused of complicity in a controversial new draft law that could see teachers of sex education to children punished with five-year jail terms.
Vatican prosecutors have uncovered “serious indications” of wrongdoing in their investigations into the Holy See’s $200 million investment in luxury London real estate.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has confirmed a possible easing of compulsory celibacy for priests is being discussed at this month’s Amazon Synod.
A split is being revealed in the Church of Catalonia, with some key Catholic figures in the Spanish region breaking ranks with their bishops and openly criticising the jailing this week of nine independence leaders.
Church charity Caritas Europa is demanding the European Commission “put words into action” for the more than 112 million people experiencing poverty or social exclusion in Europe.
The “new perspective” the world needs on climate change requires “a deep revision of our cultural and economic models”, the Pope has claimed.
“Freedom is a never-ending project upon which we must work everyday”, the Catholic Church’s European Justice and Peace Commissions have insisted.
The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic has cancelled legislation that would have taxed faith groups’ compensation for assets seized by the country’s Communist regime.
“We can’t be a Church in which decisions are made only by men”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has said.