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Catholic Church fails to get on youth wavelength

The 267 prelates attending the meet had been tasked with finding a way to breathe fresh life into a centuries-old institution suffering from both a damaging global sex abuse crisis and widespread secularity in the West.

Chinese bishops to attend Vatican synod for first time

The bishops will take part in a month-long meeting, known as a synod, that starts on Wednesday to discuss the role of young people in the 1.2 billion-member Church.

Pope asks China to show “trust, courage and farsightedness” in new...

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said China was sincere about wanting better relations with the Vatican and that the bishops' agreement was an important step forward.

China says sincere in wanting to keep improving Vatican ties

New bishops will be proposed by members of local Catholic communities together with Chinese authorities, and the names of candidates sent to the Vatican.

Pope defends China deal on bishops, says he will have final...

A Vatican statement says it is 'not political but pastoral'.

Australian Catholics vow to end child abuse “cover-ups”

The royal commission, which heard horrific stories during often emotionally exhausting public and private hearings, delivered its final report in December.

Pope recognizes ‘decisive’ measures by Chile’s bishops against abuse

The pontiff wrote in a letter released to media by the Chilean Church that the steps taken at a conclave last week were "realistic and concrete" and that he was confident they would make a "decisive" difference.

Pope says China talks going well, dialogue worth the risk

The Vatican and China are in advanced talks to resolve a dispute over the appointment of bishops in China, one of the biggest obstacles to resuming diplomatic ties that were cut almost 70 years ago.

Nicaraguan bishops meet again with president after weeks of violence

Nicaraguan bishops met embattled president Daniel Ortega on Thursday, presenting a proposal for what they called "democratization" of the country after weeks of protests.

GE14 a ‘reset’ for Malaysia, says Catholic church

Malaysian bishops conference gives thanks for a peaceful general election.

Anxious Hong Kong Catholics told to make leap of faith over...

Some senior Catholic clergy and Vatican officials have been urging groups of restive Hong Kong brethren in recent weeks to back a deal many fear will betray the so-called "underground" mainland Catholics that they have been supporting for years.

Pope orders retired prelates to live austerely, shun power

Some retired Vatican officials have been known to want to stay close to the centre of power, to try to influence Church decisions via younger staff allied with them.