Representatives of the world’s religions gathered in Germany have committed themselves “to advancing shared well-being”.
Far-right Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney were among participants in a secret meeting of far-right Catholic politicians this weekend at the Fátima Marian shrine.
Catholics in Germany and Spain are proposing a new way to overcome the oppression and marginalisation to which women are subjected in the Church: the appointment of female papal ambassadors, or nuncios.
A German priest who recently announced he is gay has just published a book in which he questions Church doctrine on homosexuality, celibacy for priests and ordination for men only.
Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Richard Gallagher has warned that the British people’s vote for Brexit “must be respected”.
The fates of two very different priests in Poland are revealing the distance of the country’s institutional Church from the Gospel message.
The editor of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has called for an “urgent reset” in Italian politics and social life.
Jesuit Superior General Arturo Sosa has denounced an ultraconservative conspiracy to force Pope Francis off the throne of St. Peter.
The Pope has thrown his full support behind the world’s “popular movements”, groups that he said “represent an important social alternative”.
Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti has reminded far-right politician Matteo Salvini that “we help those in need, Italians or foreigners”.
“It is my personal opinion that the Church can bless same-sex partnerships”, a retired German bishop has said.
The Archbishop of Bologna, Matteo Zuppi, has warned of the dangers of populism in the midst of the political crisis in Italy.
The Serbian Government has issued a formal protest to the Vatican over the celebration of a Catholic Mass at the ruins of what Serbia maintains was an Orthodox church at Novo Brdo.
The Bishop of Vitoria in Spain, Juan Carlos Elizalde, has offered the help of his diocese in the resettlement of 151 refugees that have been stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean.
The Hungarian Government has inflated in a conference in the USA the amount of money it gives to persecuted Christians around the world.
The Spanish Catholic Church has allegedly expropriated over 30,000 churches, rectories, squares, fountains, plots of land and other kinds of real estate in the last twenty years.
Vatican cardinal Marc Ouellet has said migrants and refugees are “messengers of God” through which the Almighty “reminds us all of humanity’s common destiny”.
Is there any future for “religion”? How might that idea change in the future? Will belief in gods die out altogether, or will new forms of worship emerge?
Dr. Jere Kyyrö is a researcher in the Study of Religion at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku, in Finland.
The Serbian Orthodox Church has reacted angrily to the celebration of a Catholic Mass in the ruins of St. Nicholas Church near the Novo Brdo fortress, 40km east of the Kosovan capital of Pristina.
Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti has blasted the “egoistic, nihilist, consumerist and xenophobic” spirit that marks the modern world, saying that more…
Pope Francis has put an end to a 700-year-old “privilege” by which two town councils on an Italian island had the right to propose their own candidates for parish priest.
How to rebuild Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral has become the subject of heated debates not only in France but around the world.
Catholics all over the world share the same set of core beliefs and practices. But the ways the faithful actually live out those beliefs and practices differ. That’s the opinion of the Bishop of Magdeburg, Gerhard Feige.
“Catholic Spain” is no more. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the country’s Centre of Sociological Investigations (CIS).
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has launched a spirited new defence of the Church’s bottom-up model of consultation, or “synodality”.
The Archdiocese of Paderborn in Germany will lose two-thirds of its priests in the next fifteen years, diocesan personnel manager Andreas Kurte has revealed.
Official Vatican website Vatican News has echoed the claim of a Spanish-Bolivian theologian who claims that “there is currently a strong opposition group against the Church of Francis”.
The Government of the Slovak Republic is pushing for a new, more restrictive law on abortion in the country just weeks after promising the Church more state funding.