“Pope Francis’ convictions are the convictions of the gospel”, a new Maltese bishop has said.
Prague’s Old Town square is one of the most iconic locations in the Czech Republic, that embodies the heart of the well-preserved historic city center, with monuments and buildings going back several centuries.
The German Bishops are pledging “courageous changes” in the Church to stem the hemorrhage of Catholics.
The role of bishops is at stake in a Vatican intervention to stop German parish mergers, a canon lawyer and theologian has warned.
It has been said, for decades, that religion is in crisis. And now, with the coronavirus pandemic, the religious crisis has become even more blatant and obvious.
Ukrainian Christians have weighed in on the push to turn the museum of the mosque-basilica of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul back into a mosque again, saying that the “neutral status” of the monument is the “key to friendship” between the Muslim and Christian religions.
The Turkish Council of State, in a session next Thursday July 2, will consider opening the monumental complex of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to Islamic worship again.
The Vatican has been accused of “cementing clericalism” with its ‘no’ to a German diocese’s parish merger plan.
A theologian has proposed the Church overhaul the idea of a Sunday Mass “obligation” incumbent on Catholics.
The empty churches during the coronavirus pandemic are a “prophetic” sign of the need for Catholic reform, an Italian missionary has written.
The Vatican has been accused of a “petty and embarrassing” intervention in parish mergers in a German diocese.
A German bishop has blasted “some” Catholics’ “obsession” with the Eucharist, given the complaints of a small minority of the faithful over not being permitted to attend Masses during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
The Dublin archdiocese is looking for new lay ministries to connect beyond people around in the Church and ensure that it “thrives into the future”.
A Warsaw village parish Sunday Mass with just one attendee was typical of the situation in churches around Poland this weekend as the coronavirus threat continues to bite there and around the world.
A Catholic and Protestant community in Germany is making the idea of “ecumenical congregations” a reality.
An abbot has lamented that “today there are too many monasteries in Switzerland”, and that “in the next 10 years, several of these monasteries will need to close”.
“Lack of reforms” and “rigid structures” are some of the factors being blamed for a wave of mass Church desertions in a German diocese.
A French bishop has deplored the fearmongering around the coronavirus, lamenting that with the panic “it seems we’ve all lost our minds!”.
The new ‘Francis bishops’ at the helm of the Spanish Episcopal Conference are looking like they could finally bring the Spanish Church and country up to date.
The closure of so many churches in Northern Italy, the suspension of the masses, the funerals with only family members and measures of this kind have left me a certain bitterness.
The International Theological Commission (ITC) has issued a new document studying the relationship between faith and the sacraments.
The Italian Bishops have come up with a series of guidelines for deconsecrated churches, in which they urge that redundant places of worship be converted into libraries and community centres before into hotels, houses, discos or casinos.
Matteo Salvini’s uses — and abuses — of religious symbols haven’t failed to attract attention. Some consider them comparable to the politicised Evangelicalism found in the US, while others see them as merely a populist ploy to appeal to the masses.
Bologna cardinal Matteo Zuppi has railed against Church “prophets of calamities who confuse conversion with relativism”.
The Irish Church is under a data protection investigation for not erasing the personal information of former Catholics who renounce the religion.
The Primate of All Ireland has admitted, on married priests, that “I am very much open to the idea of this, and I think Pope Francis is too”.