The Bishop of Salford has announced details of an extensive restructure of his diocese and called for the laity to “take up the many and diverse ministries open to them” to enable priests to focus on pastoral duties...

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued an historic statement expressing remorse for the violence and persecution of the Reformation and urged Christians to repent for those things that had divided the faithful...

Under certain circumstances and after long prayer and a profound examination of conscience, some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may return to the sacraments, said the bishops of Malta...

Catholic aid agency, CAFOD, steps up emergency aid response as refugees stranded in Greece at risk of freezing to death in sub-zero weather conditions..

The Vatican has hit back at attempts to discredit its commission investigating the Knights of Malta and has called on the order to cooperate with its inquiries...

In an open letter published on 10 January, eleven priests from the archdiocese of Cologne have emphasised how crucial it is for the Church to admit women to the priesthood and make celibacy voluntary...

American Cardinal Sean O’Malley has been appointed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a move that will be interpreted as an attempt by Pope Francis to better integrate child protection strategies in the highest echelons of the Church.


A Catholic agency has defended itself after issuing guidelines to help the emergency services during major disasters interact with members of the LGBTI community after victims of the Queensland floods in 2010-11 reported increased anxiety..


The Knights of Malta leader has doubled-down his opposition to a Vatican inquiry into his sacking of a top official by seeking to discredit members of the investigation while setting up a commission to investigate them...

Catholic bishops in the US have expressed their disappointment at the scrapping by outgoing President Barack Obama of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that allowed Cubans arriving in the US without a visa to remain and gain legal residency...

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