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Cardinal George Pell loses appeal on child sex abuse charges

Pell is the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse, making his case and Wednesday's ruling a touchstone moment for believers and victims groups around the world.

Pope Francis expected to visit Thailand in November

The stop will coincide with the 350th anniversary of the founding of the 'Mission de Siam' by Pope Clement IX to oversee missions in Siam, Thailand's former name.

Mexican Church suspended 152 priests for alleged sexual abuse

Mexico is home to the world’s second-largest Catholic community after Brazil.

In packed churches and secret masses, papal visit brings Gulf Catholics...

The Vatican says the trip is to focus on inter-religious dialogue and peace.

Francis in Arabia, the Muslim-friendly pope

The pope says he is looking to write a new page in relations between religions with his visit to the United Arab Emirates.

Pope urges ‘fraternity’ in Christmas message

The head of the Catholic Church hopes for renewed peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Gay ‘trend’ influencing the Catholic clergy

The Roman Catholic Church's position is that homosexual acts are sinful and the pontiff's stance on homosexuality is not new.

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.

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.

Sex abuse claims rock Dutch Catholic Church

It is the latest in a slew of assault allegations against the Catholic Church spanning several continents.

Pope says will not respond to allegations of abuse cover-up

Francis said he would "not say one word" on the 11-page document, in which a former Vatican official says Francis should resign.

Pope begs forgiveness for ‘state of shame’ inflicted on Ireland

Years of sexual abuse scandals have shattered the credibility of the Church which four decades ago dominated Irish society.

Pope says church shamed by ‘repugnant’ Irish abuse

Francis asked that Ireland would not forget "the powerful strains of the Christian message" that have sustained it in the past, and can continue to do so in the future.

Litany of Catholic abuse scandals in Ireland

As Pope Francis prepares to meet some victims during a visit to Ireland this weekend, his first as pontiff, here are the most prominent abuse cases to come to light.

Death penalty ‘inadmissible’ in Catholic teaching update

The update also says the Church will "work with determination" for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.

Catholic charity “looking into” baby trafficking case in India

The Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa in India, said it was "carefully looking into" charges of baby trafficking levelled against a nun and a worker at one of its homes.

A popular pope, but how powerful? Francis still fights internal battles

The episode is an example of one of the battles this pope has fought to change the culture of the Vatican even incrementally, to turn it and the Church beyond its walls into a more efficient, inclusive and forgiving institution.

Duterte calls god ‘stupid’, faces uproar in Catholic Philippines

In an expletive-laden speech last Friday before government officials, Duterte expressed disbelief in the Catholic story of creation and described the teaching that humans have already sinned at birth as a “very stupid proposition.”

Pope Francis to seek closer ties with non-Catholic churches in Geneva

During his visit to Geneva, he will take part in an "ecumenical prayer" for the organisation's 70th anniversary, highlighting his commitment to unity between various Christian denominations.

Pope’s predecessor hits out at conservatives’ ‘stupid prejudice’

Ex-Pope Benedict blasts conservatives who say Pope Francis is too lenient on divorced Catholics and homosexuals, and too defensive of migrants.

1 dead, 800 injured in Philippine Catholic parade

A former jail officer dies of a heart attack after joining the scramble to climb onto a carriage bearing an image of the Black Nazarene.

Jerusalem must be shared by all, says Council of Churches

Its general secretary Rev Herman Shastri says most churches follow the position of United Nations on this issue.

Philippines: Priest abducted by Islamist militants seen alive

Father Teresito 'Chito' Suganob, a Catholic priest assigned to Marawi, was taken hostage along with some parishioners early in the siege.

Australia police mull abuse charges against Pope aide

The allegations came from two men, now in their 40s, who said he groped them in summer 1978-79 at the Eureka pool in Ballarat, Australia, where the cleric grew up and worked.