An explosive new book has accused French ‘mystic’ Marthe Robin of fraud.
Russia has alleged that the US is meddling in the religious affairs of Belarus amid anti-government protests in the country.
The Vatican has accused the US of trying to exploit the image of the Pope, and said it is “surprised” at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s attacks on its agreement with China.
On COVID-19 relief, US Catholic leaders have told President Donald Trump and Congress to put aside partisan politics and help those in need.
Young theologians are denouncing discrimination in the Church, asking “how could a loving God want that?”.
A German bishop is backing blessings for gay couples, asking: “How can I refuse?”
“Any closure to others in order to defend ourselves, any individual interests, to the point of profiting from misfortune, is against personal dignity, against the community: ultimately, it is against human rights”, the bishops of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) have warned in a message after a plenary assembly.
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has urged the Church to combat right-wing radicalism and racism.
“Let’s welcome migrants with humanity, fraternity and solidarity. Let’s give them a place at our table”, said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, on the eve of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on Sunday 27 September 2020.
People Not Walls is a cross-channel network of French and British NGOs and charities concerned to protect human rights on the North coast of France.
German Catholic Workers have thrown their support behind a Europe-wide push for an unconditional basic income.
A cardinal who was fired by Pope Francis Thursday caused a “huge black hole” in Church finances by funnelling funds to offshore investments and family businesses, according to a media report.
Irish Catholics are calling on their bishops to ensure “real and meaningful” lay participation in the “new” Church post-pandemic.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Angelo Becciu as a cardinal and as the prefect of the Vatican saints’ department.
A leaked questionnaire on potential bishops has pointed up shortcomings in the Vatican appointments process.
A co-author of a German paper on shared Communion with Protestants has rejected the Vatican criticism of the document, saying that “the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is one voice among many in theological discourse”.
The US Bishops called on President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr to stop the federal use of the death penalty ahead of more executions this week.
Portuguese Catholics have blasted a cardinal and a bishop for their “disappointing and undesirable conservatism”.
In his catechesis at the General Audience today, Pope Francis deplored that multinationals and Big Pharma have the ear of government more than the people and healthcare workers.
A dozen global and regional religious organizations released an advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe that defines their calling as Christians to “welcome the stranger,” and urges the creation of a world in which “we become human together.”
In the US, opposition is growing to a Catholic award for Attorney General William Barr, who directed the July 2020 restart of federal executions after a 17-year moratorium.
The German Bishops are remaining defiant in the wake of the Vatican refusal of a proposal for Catholic intercommunion with Protestants.
Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has fought back against what he called a “very serious distortion” of a Vatican document on returning to in-person Masses post-pandemic.
Those who opt for the “intrinsically evil” act of euthanasia cannot receive the sacraments or be accompanied by a priest at the moment of their death, the Vatican has said.
A German Catholic bishop is resisting a new Vatican prohibition on shared Communion with Protestants.
Pax Christi and other Catholic organisations have joined a total of 170 peacebuilding groups from around the world in urging governments on World Peace Day this September 21 that “if we are to meet the challenges of tomorrow, we must recommit to peace today”.
Today, on World Peace Day, Pope Francis invited the world to reconciliation and fraternity.
Pope Francis has donated 10,000 euros to help families threatened by unemployment in Italy.