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US bishops: McCarrick defrocking ‘a clear signal’ abuse won’t be tolerated

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the bishops conference says no bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of the Church.

Vatican launches sex abuse inquiry into Argentinian Bishop

Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta, 54, will "abstain from working" during the preliminary inquiry, which will ascertain whether there is sufficient evidence to take the case further.

Pope accepts US bishop’s resignation over ‘misconduct’ with minor

The case is the latest in a litany of child sexual abuse scandals to have rocked the Roman Catholic Church.

Ukraine church picks bishop as leader, secures split from Russia

Priests gathered in Ukraine’s most prominent 11th century St. Sophia Cathedral early Saturday and for eight hours celebrated the liturgy.

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean former bishops for abusing minors

Defrocking is considered the Church's harshest penalty for priests.

Vatican, China in hush negotiations on ‘underground’ bishops, say sources

A Chinese priest, who previously worked in an underground church in China and returned to Rome last year, says negotiations on the recognition of underground bishops by Beijing are underway.

Taiwan says will closely watch ‘suppression’ by China after Vatican accord

The Holy See is Taiwan's last remaining diplomatic ally in Europe.

Indian bishop refused bail in nun rape case

Bishop Franco Mulakkal is accused of raping a nun 13 times in the same room between 2014 and 2016.

Vatican announces historic China accord to appoint bishops

The announcement had been expected amid speculation that it could lead to a normalisation of ties between the Vatican and Beijing.

Indian bishop arrested on charges of raping nun

The arrest comes at a time when the state's Christian community is reeling from a string of cases - including the arrests of five priests last month on allegations of sexual assault.

Vatican temporarily suspends Indian bishop accused of raping nun

The nun from the southern Indian state of Kerala has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who heads the Diocese of Jalandhar, of raping her repeatedly over a period of two years.

As Pope faces crisis in Rome, Cardinal warns of split in...

Cardinal Joseph Zen -- the retired but still outspoken former archbishop of Hong Kong -- told Bloomberg News last month that he wrote to Francis to denounce efforts by the Vatican to reach a landmark agreement with Beijing on the appointment of bishops in China.

Indian bishop to be questioned for alleged rape of nun

Bishop Franco Mullackal, who has rejected the accusations, has been called for questioning in the southern state of Kerala on September 19, the Press Trust of India reported.

Franklin funeral bishop apologises to Grande

Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed.

Bishop murder saga rattles Egypt’s Copts

A murky murder saga is gripping Egypt's Coptic Church and the fallout is rumbling through an ancient community already facing grave threats.

Former monk held on charges of killing bishop at Egyptian monastery

The killing last month of Bishop Epiphanius, a 64-year-old scholar who had led the Abu Makar Monastery in Wadi Natroun, prompted the church to impose strict new measures on its clergy.

Pope accepts two more resignations of Chile bishops over sex abuse

Bishops Alejandro Goic Karmelic of the city of Rancagua and Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca of the city of Talca would be replaced by commissioners, known as apostolic administrators, a statement said.

Aussie rights chief hits out at Turnbull’s U-turn after silence over...

Human Rights Watch's Australian director compares Canberra's response to Anwar's release with its muted response in the past.

First female Bishop of London installed

Sarah Mullally was installed as the 133rd Bishop of London at St Paul's Cathedral.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ask US bishop to deliver wedding...

Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle have asked a senior U.S. bishop to deliver the address at their wedding next Saturday.

On eve of investigation, Vatican says pope meets sex abuse victims...

Pope Francis meets the victims either individually or in groups, several times a month to 'help them heal the grave wounds caused by the abuses they suffered'.

Aussie minister presses Malaysia on compensation for MH17 victims

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urges Malaysia Airlines to meet its obligations under the Montreal Convention in relation to compensation in a timely manner.

Taiwan lawmakers seek meeting with pope after bishop row

Their visit comes after the Vatican chastised Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen who accused it of 'selling out' to Beijing over the bishop issue.

Iraqi bishop urges US aid for frontline community

Bashar Warda, a leading Iraqi bishop, has called upon the US to aid Iraq's Christian populace.