The Church in Scotland has responded to media reports suggesting that the Church is “sitting on” a report on allegations regarding Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh who stood down in 2013 after admitting sexual misconduct.

Marking the second year of his pontificate, Pope Francis today announced a Jubilee Year of mercy in order to celebrate God’s forgiveness.

The head of the Nordic Bishops’ Conference has urged continued Western backing for Catholic parishes and dioceses across Scandinavia in the wake of a financial scandal in Norway's Oslo diocese, whose bishop faces charges in connection with falsifying church membership lists.

A new private college seeking to offer a course in the Catholic intellectual tradition has submitted materials to the Quality Assurance Agency and is negotiating with a university over validating its degree, although it is not seeking an official mandate from the Church.

Cafod has apologised to its volunteers and says it will modify its plans for restructuring the aid agency following complaints that it did not liaise adequately over its proposals.

A leading anti-abuse campaigner has offered to lead the Vatican’s child protection commission in Rome.

When Pope Francis arrived in Rome for the conclave two years ago he had with him just a small suitcase, and was convinced he would return home to Buenos Aires for Palm Sunday.

Pope Francis on Sunday gave one of his strongest affirmations to date of his belief in the Second Vatican Council reform that introduced the Mass in the vernacular.

Christians feel pressured to keep their faith hidden at work, mocked by colleagues for being bigoted and discriminated against when it comes to wearing religious symbols, a new report has shown.

The Vatican’s ambassador to the UK has denied visiting the final holding place of the murdered former Italian prime minister, Aldo Moro, to hear his last confession in May 1978.

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