President Rodrigo Duterte will open the country's doors to Russian Orthodox missionaries apparently to counter ease the grip of the dominant Roman Catholic Church which has been critical of hos administration.
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Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church's "discrimination" against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania.
A Chilean court Wednesday ordered the Roman Catholic Church to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to three victims of pedophile Fernando Karadima, an influential former priest whose case helped expose a culture of sex abuse…
Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of French cardinal Philippe Barbarin who was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence this month for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority, prompting surprise among Church…
Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open the secret archives of the wartime pontiff Pius XII in March next year, which could shed light on why the Catholic Church failed to intervene more against the Holocaust.
A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests accused of sexually abusing children were destroyed or never even drawn up in a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.
A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.
A leading cardinal acknowledged the global scale of the child sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church on Friday, on the second day of a landmark summit at the Vatican on tackling paedophilia in the clergy.
Malacanang has welcomed Manila Archbiship Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle's "painful" revelations of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Two cardinals criticised on Wednesday Pope Francis's approach to the clerical paedophilia crisis, saying "abuse of power" was not to blame but homosexuality.
Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Roman Catholic church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday.
Geneva residents on Sunday voted for a controversial new "secularism law", which will among other things ban elected officials and public employees from wearing visible religious symbols.
A bid by Belgium bishops to allow young married men to take the cloth has fallen flat at a Vatican meet -- though Pope Francis is considering testing out the idea in the Amazon.
The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.
President Rodrigo Duterte has questioned Filipinos’ devotion to saints as he joked about having his own religion.
Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday deplored that it seems that the Catholic Church, as an organization, has "fallen silent" on the killings of three priests.
Pope Francis accepted Monday the resignation of three Chilean bishops, including the controversial Juan Barros, following a child sex abuse scandal in Chile which has come to haunt his papacy.
Since taking charge of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, Pope Francis has transformed perceptions of an institution beset by scandals and plagued by self-doubt.
Pope Francis joked Saturday that he is on the "waiting list" for sainthood, along with his retired predecessor Benedict XVI.
Indigenous leaders from the Amazon who will meet Pope Francis in Peru on Friday will present him with a bow and arrow, a gift rich in symbolism for a vulnerable people clinging to a simple past, facing an uncertain future.
Pope Francis paid his respects to the late US Cardinal Bernard Law on Wednesday, without mentioning the sex abuse scandal that forced the once-influential church figure to resign, an omission bound to rile victim associations.
US Cardinal Bernard Law, a once-influential church figure forced to resign after failing to stop pedophile priests in one of the biggest crises in American Catholicism, has died, the Vatican said Wednesday. He was 86.
Pope Francis has confessed he sometimes nods off while praying and claims saints too have been known to grab some Holy shut-eye.