Sixteen Irish Churches are urging the faithful to hold politicians accountable for the “national epidemic of housing insecurity” at the February 8 general election.
In the face of calls for him to step aside, the Archbishop of Ljubljana, in Slovenia, has passed the buck on clerical abuse, playing off the demands of the Church of caring for pedophile priests against the demands of caring for survivors.
A parish and the archdiocese of Warsaw have been forced to apologise after a priest withheld communion from a moderate Catholic presidential candidate.
The German Church women’s rights movement ‘Maria 2.0’ is still striving for “equality and renewal”, a member of the group has said.
A French bishop is still defending the sacramental seal despite a pedophile ex-priest admitting he confessed his abuse and begged for help.
Pope Francis celebrated morning Mass January 21 at the Casa Santa Marta, reminding believers that the Lord’s gifts are free and it is not Christian to seek favours in order to grow in ecclesiastical careers.
The World Economic Forum in Davos, the annual meeting of political, economic and civil leaders that make up what’s been called the “NGO of the status quo”, is in its edition this year plundering the Bible for lessons on winning back trust in capitalism and globalisation.
Pope Francis has demanded that attendees at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos January 21-24 put the human person, not the “mere pursuit of power or profit”, at the “very centre” of public policy.
“We are called to pray, so that all Christians will become one family again, to witness together love for Christ”: this is what Fr. Anthony Currer, official of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, says in a conversation with Agenzia Fides.
Another woman has shattered the stained-glass ceiling in the Church, becoming a ‘dean’ in a German diocese and thereby occupying a position up until now reserved to priests.
A German bishop has fired back at Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah for their controversial statements on mandatory priestly celibacy, recalling that the discipline is “not an unchangeable Church law”.
Pope Francis on Monday deplored the rise in society of “egoistic indifference” and the “barbaric resurgence” of anti-Semitism in an audience with a delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a human rights and research group.
In his homily January 20 at the daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke about “docility” to the Word of God, which “is always new”.
“Pedophilia is a symptom of an inward-focused, masculine clerical culture, in which sexuality is always seen as a sin”, a feminist French Church reform campaigner has denounced.
The Austrian Church is facing a mass exodus, with almost 68,000 Catholics leaving in 2019, an almost 15% increase on 2018.
Among the youngest bishops of the Catholic Church, Ukrainians confidently take the leading positions.
More and more Dutch parishes are going green to counter the Catholic demographic decline, a study has concluded.
Assisi is preparing to welcome more than 2,000 economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from all over the world to participate in “Economy of Francesco”, the event wanted by Pope Francis to be held in Assisi from 26 to 28 March.
Pope Francis has prayed today in the Angelus that the “very important” UN-backed summit Sunday in Berlin on Libya “is the start of a path towards the cessation of violence and a negotiated solution, which leads to peace and the much-desired stability of the country”.
Although released from prison, Syriac Orthodox monk Sefer Bileçen, arrested last January 9 by Turkish security forces on charges of offering help and coverage to PKK militants, the Kurdish worker party, which is banned and labeled a terrorist organization by the Turkish government and army, cannot leave his residence.
Catholics are demanding the senior Slovenian archbishop resign over what they are calling his “dead ink on paper” anti-clergy abuse guidelines.
Many countries of the world combat surrogacy. And all who want to buy a baby in Europe, unfortunately, go to Ukraine today.
Catholic baptisms have taken a plunge in Switzerland as the tradition of the Christian rite of initiation takes on water in the country.
Joseph Stalin could have become a good Church leader if he had graduated from the Seminary and had not left the Church, the Educational Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church suggested, according to Interfax-religion.
Married and secularised Italian priests are urging Pope Francis “not to be intimidated” by the Pope Benedict-Cardinal Sarah conspiracy and to push ahead with optional priestly celibacy.
Benedict XVI’s personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, has denied he received pressure from Pope Francis to scratch the Emeritus’ name from the celibacy book written by Cardinal Robert Sarah.
“Those who show hospitality grow richer, not poorer”, the Pope has told the group of Finnish Lutherans he met today in an audience, urging them to go out to attend to “those who are shipwrecked in life”.
The Belgian Church is buying up big on prime Brussels real estate while warning of the prospect of church closures.
A French pedophile ex-priest has contradicted the cardinal convicted for covering-up his abuse, saying he confessed his crimes to the red hat years before the prelate claimed.