France’s bishops are aiming to step up efforts to integrate migrants after an opinion poll they commissioned showed the country’s self-identified Catholics are divided over calls to welcome newcomers, with over one fifth concerned about the growth of Islam.

Pope Francis has told some of the world’s leading oil executives that while “civilisation requires energy”, energy use “must not destroy civilisation”.

German bishops have responded with anger to a letter from the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), Archbishop Luis Ladaria, telling them that in the Pope’s view a handout they approved on in­ter­communion was “not ready” for publication.


A BBC drama about a parish priest in a deprived Liverpool community has won two awards for religious broadcasting.

Australia’s bishops have appointed an experienced Catholic educator, Louise Zavone, to serve as executive secretary of three commissions of the bishops’ conference in a restructuring that comes into effect in November

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops this week opened its spring gathering with rebukes against the Trump administration’s 'immoral' immigration policies, with bishops condemning 'the hardening of the American heart' and urging 'canonical penalties'.

People who practise religion live up to six years longer than their agnostic and atheist peers, according to a new study based on obituaries

The newly released Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae 2016 reports a 1.1 per cent increase in absolute Catholic numbers between 2015 and 2016. In 2015 there were 1,285 million baptised Catholics and in 2016 1,299 million. However the world population increased by 1.14 per cent (from 7.383 billion to 7.467 billion) meaning that as a proportion of world population the proportion of Catholics fell

Irish hospitals with a Catholic ethos will not be allowed to opt out of carrying out abortions when new, more liberal laws on terminations come into effect following May’s referendum on the issue, the country’s prime minister has said

Police and prosecutors yesterday raided Catholic Church offices in two Chilean cities looking for documents and investigative reports related to the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the country


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