An Italian bishop has said that the forthcoming ‘Mediterranean Synod’ in Bari in February will aim to transform the “sea of death” into a “welcoming haven”.
The Polish Bishops’ President covered up for and re-employed a pedophile suspended from the priesthood.
An Italian priest known as the ‘guardian angel’ of refugees has sounded a desperate SOS for migrants trapped in Libyan detention centres.
The French Bishops have accused President Emmanuel Macron of legitimising “liberal eugenics” with a new bioethics law.
This morning’s General Audience took place in the Paul VI Hall, where the Holy Father Francis met with groups of pilgrims and faithful from Italy and all over the world.
An Irish priest has weighed into the celibacy debate, saying that “married priests should be the most normal thing in the world”.
A bombshell has landed in the Vatican, with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI requesting his name and image be removed from the controversial pro-celibacy book Cardinal Robert Sarah insisted the two co-wrote.
An Austrian cardinal has said that the Last Judgment will be about whether we have fed the hungry and clothed the naked, not about our sexual orientation.
A Sicilian archbishop has reminded Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah that Francis is the pope and as such he makes the decisions on the Church’s discipline of priestly celibacy.
A group of Irish laypeople and clerics is rallying around suspended Redemptorist priest Tony Flannery and calling for his reinstatement.
A German bishop has kicked the can down the road on Catholics sharing Communion with Protestants, but theologians are still hopeful that intercommunion between the denominations can one day become a reality.
An Italian bishop has pioneered an ecumenical Mass without a public recitation of the Creed so as not to offend non-Catholic guests.
Grassroots French Catholics are pushing their bishops to speak up on controversial pension reforms, while the episcopate seems determined to maintain a position of careful neutrality.
No woman has the right to vote in the Synod for the Amazon that begins next Sunday in Rome, an association of Catholic women is denouncing.
The President of Germany’s lay Catholics has said the “synodal path” of the German Church has relevance for worldwide Catholicism.
Pope Francis has put his foot down over problems at the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Spain.
The German Bishops have voted by an overwhelmingly majority to continue along their “binding synodal path” of Church reform.
“Without women, the Church wouldn’t work”, the President of the Catholic Women’s Association of Germany (KFD) has said.
Today in Novena’s series on the new cardinals announced by Pope Francis last September 1 we turn our attention to José Tolentino Mendonça.
Only 7% of Polish youth “fully trust” the Catholic Church, a new survey has found.
The leaders of the Churches of Sweden have written to politicians to warn them that the country is in danger of descending into a “nationalistic slumber”.
The Archbishop of Krakow, in Poland, has fired three women from the archdiocesan communications office for not being married.
The Catholic Church in Switzerland is planning a “renewal process” to tackle issues arising out of the clerical sex abuse crisis and to win back “credibility”, the President of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference has announced.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has insisted that the German Church’s synodal path reform process “isn’t in any danger”, despite opposition from the Vatican.
The bishops of Spain have demanded the Government close the country’s controversial immigration detention centres.
800 people have protested for gender equality in the Catholic Church by forming a human chain around Cologne Cathedral.
A German bishop has issued a stirring defence of the German Church’s “binding synodal path”, saying that reform is necessary to achieve equality between priests and laypeople and between Catholic men and women.
A major Spanish humanist and secularist organisation has accused the country’s Catholic Church of operating in a “legal and tax haven”.
The President of German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has had a “constructive dialogue” with Pope Francis and with Vatican Cardinal Marc Ouellet on the topic of the German Church’s “binding synodal path”.
A Portuguese bishop has condemned the “complete failure” of that country’s judicial system after a convicted criminal murdered and raped a nun.