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Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agaña in Guam, a US dependent territory in the Pacific Ocean, has been accused by at least four former altar boys of sexual abuse offences including rape, between the 1950s and 1970s...

Acclaimed US director Martin Scorsese had a private audience with Pope Francis today after screening his film, Silence, in Rome for about 300 Jesuits...


The four cardinals who have publicly challenged Pope Francis' family life document could lose their red hats, according to a senior Church lawyer. Mgr Pio Vito Pinto, who leads the Vatican's appeal court, says the prelates have caused 'grave scandal' by calling into question the Pope’s faithfulness to Catholic doctrine...

 


The Catholic Worker farm in Hertfordshire, which looks after destitute mothers and their children, has said it faces an uncertain future unless it can buy the farmhouse it currently rents from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity...

The European Parliament has included Russian Churches and religious organisations on a list of bodies spreading Kremlin-orchestrated “anti-EU propaganda”, and urged Western governments to be more vigilant in “countering disinformation”...

A new form of religiously motivated violence termed “Islamist hyper-extremism” threatens to replace pluralism and diversity with a religious mono-culture, warns new report.


Members of the Free Presbyterian Church may protest the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in 2018 after one of their leaders denounced the trip – the first to be made by a pontiff for nearly 40 years...


Pope Francis told some of the most well respected scientists in the world that it was vital that religion and science work together to help eradicate water and food poverty and help prevent the planet from the ravages of climate change, during the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican...


UKIP’s new leader Paul Nuttall, a product of a Labour-voting Catholic family in Bootle, Merseyside, has said that he would focus on the issues of immigration, patriotism and social mobility in an effort to make his party the voice of working class people.

 


Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018, according to the country’s Prime Minister who met with him this morning in the Vatican. Enda Kenny confirmed the Pope’s planned trip following a 23-minute audience in Francis's private chambers...


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