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The Vatican has refused to comment on reports that Pope Francis is outraged by the luxurious retirement flat built for the Holy See’s former Secretary of State.
The King of Spain is to abdicate after nearly four decades on the throne.
A rebel militia group in the Central African Republic (CAR) threw grenades into a Catholic church before opening fire on locals sheltering there, slaughtering at least 18 people in the worst attack on Christians in the country this year.
The Pope has urged governments to help economic migrants travel to wealthy countries, to beat the “scourge” of human trafficking.
A Catholic Roma family whose two youngest sons are to be placed with a gay couple are “frightened” by the move that they believe will sever the children from their faith.
Britain needs to be part of a reforming European Union, a bishop with responsibility for European affairs said this week in the wake of the electoral gains by the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip).
Pope Francis told reporters May 26 that "three bishops are under investigation" for misdeeds related to the sexual abuse of minors and that "one has already been condemned and his penalty is being studied."
The Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has attended the patriotic Te Deum service at the cathedral in Buenos Aires for the first time in eight years.
A new initiative to reach out to survivors of clerical sexual abuse has been set up by the Irish Church.
Ukrainian Catholics have welcomed the landslide victory of Petro Poroshenko, a former foreign minister, in Sunday’s presidential election, and predicted a return to democratic governance and national unity.