The Vatican’s spokesman has attempted to clarify Pope Francis' remarks to women religious about the possibility of ordaining female deacons after media outlets started speculating about the ordination of women to the priesthood...


France has named a new ambassador to the Holy See, ending an embarrassing 15-month deadlock over its rejected gay nominee whom Paris seemed determined to impose on the Vatican...

Too many people show more compassion to their pets rather than to the suffering of fellow men and women, Pope Francis said today...

Reports are emerging from Kosovo that Laurence Soper, the former abbot of Ealing Abbey, has been arrested after being wanted in connection with historic child sex abuse cases in England...

The International Catholic Migration Commission has appointed a U.S. priest, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, to be its new secretary-general...


A spokeswoman for the pro-life charity LIFE says she is “deeply saddened…but not necessarily surprised” by a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Guttmacher Insitute showing one in four pregnancies worldwide lead to abortion...

It is now impossible to launder money at the Vatican bank its chairman said today as he released an annual report showing 4,935 accounts had been closed between June 2013 and December 2015...

A Salvatorian priest who abused up to 100 children was shielded by his superiors for two years after a relative told them he had molested her as a child.

The UK’s seventh Oratory is to be established in Bournemouth as part of an evangelisation drive in Portsmouth Diocese, writes Rose Gamble.

THE PROVOST of the Brompton Oratory, Fr Julian Large, has called for Britain to leave the European Union, writes Liz Dodd.

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