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

'Today, Russia ranks among the worst violators of religious freedom and human rights,' Ambassador Callista Gingrich said during a roundtable discussion on Ukraine held at the US embassy in Rome

Pope Francis’ council of cardinals advisers have issued a progress report setting out the guidelines for reforming the Roman Curia and what has been achieved after five years. 

Arriving on his second visit to Chile, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta said his mission to the country is a sign of Pope Francis' closeness to the local church following devastating reports of sexual abuse and cover-ups by members of the clergy.

Professor John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame in the US, has defended the "institution of universities" saying they are of enduring value at a talk given at Oxford University. 


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