The Vatican are offering cruises around Italy and parts of eastern Europe to help raise money for its museum and art collections. 


The leadership of the Irish Bishops Conference has signalled to the incoming government it will “strongly oppose” any attempt to repeal the constitutional pro life 8th Amendment

The Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need has said that persecution in China is increasing after a cross was removed from a Catholic church in the Zhejian province in China

At least 10 Conservative Catholic MPs will defy their party’s official policy and campaign for Britain to leave the European Union

Italy will tonight vote on the new draft of a bill to allow same-sex civil unions in the country for the first time

Religious persecution in northern Nigeria is rising rapidly, with a 62 per cent increase in the violent killings of Christians recorded in the past year, according to a new report

Filipino Archbishop of Lipa, Ramon Arguelles, has urged Catholics not to attend a concert by international pop star Madonna who is in Manila to promote her new album Rebel Heart

Benedict XVI made strenuous efforts to clean up one of the Church’s worst abuse scandals, Pope Francis has said, while hinting that his predecessor was prevented from taking tougher action.

Pope Francis called last Sunday for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty and urged a moratorium on executions during the jubilee year of mercy, writes Christopher Lamb.

The German bishops have produced guidelines aimed at protecting Christians from being persecuted by Muslims in refugee camps in Germany. They admit the Church has not given sufficient attention to situations in which Christian refugees have been ostracised, harassed and even openly attacked by Muslims.

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