The Catholic Church-mediated dialogue in Nicaragua between the Sandinista government of President Daniel Ortega and anti-government protesters has broken down in acrimony

New York rabbi David Rosen has responded with concern to the Pope’s signature on Monday of a decree recognising the “heroic virtues” of Cardinal August Hlond (1881-1948), at the recommendation of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Catholic bishops in Nigeria on Tuesday led thousands of people across the country in peaceful protests against repeated killings by herdsmen in a conflict over fertile land

Who will represent Catholics north of the border now that the leader of Northern Ireland's Social Democratic and Labour Party, a party which says it is 'pro-life' and has traditionally been supported by Catholics, has announced his support for a 'yes' vote? 

Ten years on from the naming by Pope Benedict XVI of 24 May as a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, Pope Francis asked people to pray for Chinese Catholics so that they may be able to live their faith in full communion with the Pope


Preaching in Chartres cathedral in France, Cardinal Robert Sarah told pilgrims who had walked for three days from Paris: “Let’s look around us! Western society has chosen to establish itself without God. Witness how it is now delivered to the flashy and deceptive lights of a consumer society: to profit at all costs, and frenzied individualism.”

The situation in English-speaking regions of Cameroon is "marked by blind, inhuman, monstrous violence and by a radicalisation of positions that alarm us," said the president of the Cameroon bishops' conference.

Pope Francis is to meet with a second group of victims of Chile’s abusive priest, Fr Fernando Karadima, the Vatican has announced.

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide has announced he is to stand down – and may resign later after almost 17 years as leader of South Australia’s Catholics – a day after he was convicted in a New South Wales court of concealing child sexual abuse.

A 15-year-old boy was walking home with friends through Derry’s Waterside area when he was stopped by a group of around 30 youths  

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