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Italian priest kidnapped in southern Nigeria: Vatican

(AFP) - An Italian priest has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, church officials in both countries have said. Maurizio Pallu was snatched on Thursday in broad daylight by...

Archbishop says Bible does not support anti-sodomy laws

Jamaica Observer:-GAY rights proponents all but found themselves in a clash with anti-gay participants at yesterday's international religious leaders' conference on anti-sodomy laws in the Commonwealth. The forum was organised...

SDA Church says no to ‘Seventh-gay Adventist’

Jamaica Observer:-JAMAICA'S largest denomination, the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church, yesterday distanced itself from a member of the church who is scheduled to speak at a two-day international conference titled...

Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes

(AFP) - Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country's independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his...

Local clergyman: Pope is ‘without flaws’

The Assistant Administrator of the Family and Life Secretariat of the local Catholic Church, Peter Fevrier, has come to the defence of Pope Francis who has been accused of...

Vatican to host youth summit to hear doubts, criticism

(AP) — Pope Francis wants to hear firsthand from young people about their "doubts and criticisms" in the run-up to a big meeting of bishops on how the Catholic...

Pope denounces porn and corruption of kids’ minds, bodies

(AP) — Pope Francis on Friday denounced the proliferation of adult and child pornography on the internet and demanded better protections for children online — even as the Vatican...

Pope’s sex abuse advisers also look into children of priests

(AP) — Pope Francis’ committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman...

Auditor claims Vatican axed him for probing illegal activity

(AFP) - The Vatican's former auditor general, who resigned without explanation in June, said Sunday he was forced out after his investigations into possible illegal activity hit too close...

Pope kicks off visit to Colombia aimed at building bridges

(AP) — Pope Francis opens the first full day in his Colombia visit on Thursday with messages to political leaders and citizens alike encouraging all to rally behind a...