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Negative attitudes towards the Catholic Church and its leadership have increased in recent years due to hostility to official teaching and clerical sexual abuse, a new academic study has found.
A bishop in the southern Italian region of Calabria has ordered an end to all religious processions in his diocese after 30 men carrying a large statue of the Madonna and hundreds of people accompanying the statue paused and bowed in front of the house of a mafia godfather last Sunday.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered a priest to break the seal of confession, a move his diocese called an “assault” on the Catholic faith.
Young people need to find silence away from the noise of social media in order to encounter God, the archbishop in charge of new evangelisation has said.
Four Catholic cathedrals are among the 22 who will benefit from £5 million in the first round of grants from the First World War Centenary Cathedral repair fund.
Lord Christopher Patten of Barnes has been appointed president of a new committee that will propose reforms to Vatican media outlets.
In the latest of Pope Francis’ sweeping reforms to Vatican finances, he has appointed a new board to the scandal-plagued Vatican Bank (IOR) with French financier Jean-Baptiste de Franssu as president.
At least 24 Christians were killed and 32 injured when armed rebels and Muslims attacked the compound of St Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral in Bambari, Central African Republic, on Monday.
The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, pledged their full backing for the new public enquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations by public institutions.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said the sexual abuse crisis in the Church was not a chapter of past history because abuse “can and does still take place”.