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Catholic clergy and laypeople have been expelled from Myanmar's northern Shan state by a China-backed ethnic minority army.


Children at two Catholic residential homes in Scotland were subjected to physical and sexual abuse for decades, the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) has found. 


A member of the royal family of Monaco, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, has been removed from her place in the British line of succession after having become a Catholic, according to a weekly French magazine.


The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated on 8 December in Oran, Algeria, the country's bishops announced.


Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has said accountability for the failure to safeguard children and vulnerable adults in the Church is primarily a matter for criminal and civil courts and should not be seen as dependent on a system or process in Rome.


Catholicism in Ireland teeters on the brink of becoming an irrelevance. One of its most influential theologians hopes the visit of Pope Francis will spark the root and branch reform of church structures that is needed if its voice is to continue to be heard

A prominent Catholic blogger and activist ended a two-week hunger strike in a Vietnamese prison after she met with visiting U.S. diplomats, local bloggers reported.


Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has lamented the deaths of innocent people killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office.


The "prosperity gospel" that US President Donald Trump and many of his advisers and followers seem to espouse does not promote solidarity for the common good, but sees God as giving his blessings to the rich and punishing the poor, said an influential Jesuit journal.


The new Archbishop of Melbourne says that seeing the Church as an institution rather than the “people of God” allowed for “great evils” to be committed and has pledged himself to rebuilding trust in light of the clerical sexual abuse scandal.  


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