An outspoken advocate of reducing the human population by abortion and contraception is to address a conference on ‘Biological Extinction’ held at the Vatican this week...


Hundreds of Christians in Egypt have fled northern Sinai, following a spate of targeted attacks on the embattled minority by Islamic State militants...

The chairmen of two US bishops' committees has praised President Donald Trump's repeal of the Obama administration's directive on transgender access to bathrooms...

While making the first ever visit by a Pope to the Anglican church in Rome, Francis raised the prospect of making ecumenical history by making a joint visit to South Sudan with the Archbishop of Canterbury...

According to the President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the diaconate for women is a possibility.


The bishops of South Sudan have said Pope Francis is hoping to visit the famine and conflict stricken country later this year, a move aimed at highlighting the intense suffering taking place there...

During his morning homily at Casa Santa Marta on 23 February, Francis criticised believers who “say one thing but do another,” singling out Catholics who publicly profess a faith but mistreat their employees or launder money...

Archpishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said there should have been a tribunal of investigation to examine the handling of the case of paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

A number of teachers from Ireland are to be offered retraining in the Scottish curriculum and posts in Scottish Catholic schools, in a new initiative aimed at addressing the current acute shortage of staff, writes Brian Morton.

Clergy in the Church of England have welcomed the defeat of a bishops’ report on sexuality at last week’s General Synod.

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