The leader of the Catholic Church in Puerto Rica has met with US congressional leaders and the White House to plea for help with the country’s spiralling debt crisis

The leaders of the Catholic church in Nigeria have sought to distance themselves from a hate campaign against gay people in the African country

Victims have criticised the delay in the historical public inquiry into abuse in Scotland as it began today

A senior Catholic bishop in the Central African Republic has expressed fears that fresh fighting in the country’s capital could affect the Pope’s visit next month

During his six-day, three-city visit to the United States, Pope Francis urged both the Church and wider US society to adopt the radical gospel message of inclusion, dialogue and love for those on the margins.

Church and political leaders began assessing the impact of Pope Francis’ visit as soon as his aircraft left for Rome on Sunday, writes Michael Sean Winters.

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said he does not expect the bishops at the Synod on the Family, starting tomorrow, to recommend that all remarried divorcees be allowed to receive Communion.

Europe is closing its eyes to the magnitude and causes of the worldwide migration movements, Cardinal Francesco Montenegro, Archbishop of Agrigento, has warned. The Italian island of Lampedusa lies in his diocese, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.

A biography of Cardinal Godfried Danneels has caused controversy in Belgium because a weekly magazine reported – inaccurately – that it reveals a secret network of church reformers who allegedly paved the way for the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis in 2013, writes Tom Heneghan.

Archbishop Mouneer Anis of Cairo called for Western governments to adopt a more robust attitude towards defeating Islamic State on a visit to London last month, and to accept that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was part of the solution.

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