A former priest from the Diocese of Mayaguez who was laicised in 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Puerto Rico for sexual offences against a 14-year-old.


A member of Pope Francis' Council of Cardinal Advisers has warned that anti-Muslim rhetoric from the US Republican Party presidential candidate could stir up division...

A Canadian priest has been charged with fraud after more than $500,000 (£290,000) intended for the resettlement of Syrian refugees was stolen and allegedly gambled away...

Hispanic Catholics are overwhelmingly more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton in the US election, unlike white Catholics who are evenly divided between the two main candidates, a survey by the Pew Research Centre has found...

Pope Francis has condemned the terrorist attack in Nice in which at least 84 people have been killed...

Pope Francis has named the Archbishop of Dublin and an American laywoman as the first members of a newly established Vatican communications department...

Catholic bishops in Scotland have said that the British government must take "decisive and courageous steps" toward ridding the country of nuclear weapons...

Catholics have been urged to lobby their MPs ahead of Monday’s parliamentary vote on renewing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system, writes Rose Gamble. Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for peace, has been mobilising its members to speak out against the planned replacement of Trident before the vote on 18 July.

A new Commission on Religious Education has been asked to make wide-ranging recommendations to overhaul religious education in schools in England and to provide a “new vision for the subject”.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols welcomed the announcement that Theresa May was due to become Prime Minister. The two have worked closely together on anti-trafficking initiatives, and Mrs May attended the first meeting of the Santa Marta Group, an anti-slavery collaboration between police chiefs and church leaders, at the Vatican in 2014.

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