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- Vatican condemns leaking of expenses details of Pell’s Secretariat for the Economy
- Former Vatican abuse prosecutor Sciculna named as Archbishop of Malta
- Adjust your expectations of Pope Francis ‘radical revolution’, warns Cardinal Kasper
- Islamic State ‘begins to kill’ the more than 350 Christians abducted from north-east Syria
Cardinal George Pell, who was given the job last year of overseeing reform of Holy See finances, has met with the first overt resistance from within the Vatican.
Pope Francis today named a former Vatican prosecutor known for his robust stance against clerical sexual abuse as the Archbishop of Malta.
Cardinal Walter Kasper has said Pope Francis is engaged in a “radical revolution”, but it is one that might disappoint both progressives and traditionalists.
Islamic State (IS) jihadists have reportedly begun murdering some of the Christian hostages captured from villages in north-east Syria since Monday.
Pope Francis has given permission for a homeless man to be buried inside the Vatican for the first time.
Three Catholic politicians from the United Kingdom Independence Party are to be quizzed next week over their party’s manifesto by the bishop responsible for migrants.
Conservative Catholic family associations have brought a suit against Gleeden, a dating website for married people seeking partners for an extra-conjugal affair that claims a million users in France and 2.3 million across Europe.
Norwegian police raided the offices of the Diocese of Oslo yesterday after it was accused of defrauding the state of millions of pounds.
The Church has to learn a new approach in order not to alienate people while avoiding giving the impression that “anything goes”, the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said.
A leading financier and former Attorney General of Ireland has been appointed President of the Board of Regents of St Benet’s Hall at the University of Oxford.