The Abbot of Ampleforth, who voluntarily stepped aside after allegations were made that he had indecently assaulted four boys, has begun a civil action to be reinstated after not being allowed to resume his duties

A court in India's southern Kerala state granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested almost a month earlier and charged with raping a Catholic nun.

Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche, is the recipient of the Spiritual Solidarity Award from Adyan, a foundation for interreligious studies and spiritual solidarity based in Lebanon.

The Bishop of Waterford & Lismore in Southern Ireland has confirmed that a priest in his diocese is undergoing training as an exorcist after up to nine requests for deliverance were received in recent years from people who believe they have encountered evil spirits.

Young people will never be attracted to a Church that presents Christianity as “sentiment and nostalgia” and which has become too “drugged and distracted” by the culture around it, according to the Archbishop of Philadelphia.

The story of Asia Bibi, a Catholic woman in Pakistan who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy and is awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court this week, was one of the moving cases referred to at the annual event of Aid to the Church in Need in Westminster Cathedral Hall on 13 October.

Near the end of his homily at a Mass just prior to St. Oscar Romero's canonisation, Jesuit Father Jose Maria Tojeira yelled to the crowd outside the Metropolitan Cathedral: "Viva Monsenor Romero!" (Long live Bishop Romero!)

On Sunday 14 October, in a ceremony in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis canonised Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI cementing these new saints as pillars of the contemporary Catholicism

Pope Francis has removed two retired Chilean bishops from the priesthood after the Vatican ruled they had abused children

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as Archbishop of Washington DC, one of the United States’ most prominent churchmen who has come under pressure in recent months for his handling of historic sexual abuse. 


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