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Pope backs Australian cardinal in fight against sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell said Thursday that he would take leave from the Vatican to return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges after being given strong backing from Pope...

Pope aide Pell charged with child sex abuse: police

(AFP) - Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell was Thursday charged with multiple child sex offences in Australia, police said. Pell, the country's most senior Catholic cleric, was interviewed in...

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

(BBC) - The Vatican has expressed "grave concerns" for one of its bishops who was detained after being "forcibly removed" from his diocese in China. Chinese Catholic bishop Peter Shao...

4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

(AP) — Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis’ opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the...

Pope Francis threatens to sack Nigerian priests

africanews.com:-Pope Francis, leader of the world’s Roman Catholic faithful has warned priests in Nigeria to accept a 2012 appointment of a bishop or risk being suspended for disobedience. The Holy...

Babonneau Parish Priest laments empty churches

Babonneau Parish Priest, Nwakwuo Celestin, has lamented that the churches are empty every Sunday while the streets are filled with young men and women, all in the name of...

SDA Church: We will not condone wrongdoing!

The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church, rocked by charges of sexual misconduct against two of its Pastors, has declared that the church will not condone wrongdoing. The two Pastors were...

Pope Francis names five new cardinals

(Reuters) - Pope Francis is to elevate five Roman Catholic prelates from outside Italy and the Vatican to the rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are...

British Government ‘alarmed’ at Russian ban on ‘extremist’ Jehovah’s Witnesses

Independent:-The British Government says it is “alarmed” by Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses and has launched an appeal for Vladimir Putin to uphold religious freedom. Baroness Anelay said a ruling...

Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses – Group to appeal ruling

Independent:-Russia has banned Jehovah's Witnesses after the Supreme Court ruled the Christian sect to be an "extremist" group. “The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the claim of Russia's ministry...