New rules on the funding of sainthood causes have been approved by Pope Francis. He has given provisional approval for a set of norms on the management of funds relating to investigations for those being put forward as saints..

Government plans to extend Sunday trading hours in England and Wales were defeated yesterday after the Scottish National Party joined Labour, and Conservative rebel MPs in voting down the change


The Salesians are confident that they can negotiate a release for an Indian Catholic priest despite there still being no clue to his whereabouts almost a week after terrorists snatched him during an attack on an old people’s home in Yemen that killed 16 people, including four Missionaries of Mercy...

The advisors to Francis during his trip to Mexico last month have been criticised by two separate sources for what was said by the Pope during the trip to criticise the church in Mexico, and particularly the bishops - and also what wasn't said to highlight the plight of the 25,000 disappeared people in the country


Prominent Indigenous leader and former Catholic priest Patrick Dodson, described by the leader of one Catholic agency as "the nearest Australia has to Nelson Mandela", is set to become a Senator after he was nominated to fill a vacancy in the upper house of the Australian Parliament..

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said the Government’s Prevent strategy risks alienating people and puts too much pressure on schools to report ‘extremist’ children to the police

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto and Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa called on the faithful to take their concerns to their local parliamentary representatives. They issued pastoral letters read in parishes last weekend

Next week, Hans Küng, the Catholic priest and Swiss theologian, will celebrate his 88th birthday. To mark the release of his latest book Infallibility, Küng has exclusively written an urgent appeal to Pope Francis to permit an open and impartial discussion on infallibility of pope and bishops for The Tablet and the National Catholic Reporter in the US

Catholic educators in the Philippines have slammed the son of the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos who is attempting to revise the history of his father's malicious dictatorship in his tilt at the vice-presidency in upcoming elections...

Swapping his clerical collar for a beanie hat and tattered jacket, the Revd Sam King of Calne Baptist Church posed as a homeless man to test whether people on the streets of Reading would help him

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