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330,000 children victims of church sex abuse: French report

About 80% of the victims were boys, as per the 2,500-page document prepared by an independent commission

05 Oct 2021 2:45 PM

AA Edit | We are family

The conservatives say the Pope has only reminded the families of LGBT persons not to throw them out

24 Oct 2020 10:12 AM

Pope says same-sex couples should be protected by civil union laws

He made his comments in a new documentary “Francesco” by Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky that was released on Wednesday

22 Oct 2020 6:17 PM

Pope acknowledges abuse scandals driving people from church

Francis told gathering of young people in Estonia that he knew many young people felt church had nothing to offer them.

25 Sep 2018 4:34 PM

Pope Francis summons bishops for summit on sexual abuse scandals

The Vatican hasn’t responded to the accusations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, but has promised 'clarifications'.

13 Sep 2018 2:39 PM


Pope Francis on sex abuse: 'We showed no care for the little ones'

Pope begged forgiveness for pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort to root out abuse and cover-up.

20 Aug 2018 5:17 PM

Pope Francis vows to seek 'unity' with non-Catholics in Geneva

He came at invitation of WCC, created in 1948, groups 350 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican churches from more than 100 countries.

21 Jun 2018 5:01 PM

Exorcism by cellphone: Beating the devil in the 21st century

Catholic Church officials say the number of demonic possessions is on the rise.

17 Apr 2018 3:02 PM

Vatican magazine denounces nuns' servitude

A nun identified only as Sister Marie describes how sisters serve clergy but "are rarely invited to sit at the tables they serve."

01 Mar 2018 4:44 PM

Spanish Catholic Church held its only same- sex ceremony in 1901

The lesbian couple who trciked them spend the rest of their lives on the run after the truth came out.

21 Feb 2018 1:50 PM


Investigation, in cold blood

Documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist Sarah Macdonald talks about working on the Aarushi Talwar murder case for her four-part movie.

15 Dec 2017 12:04 AM

Brazil may ban all abortions even in cases of rape victims, danger to mother's life

Abortion is illegal in Brazil, home to the world's largest Catholic community, except when pregnancy is due to rape.

22 Nov 2017 5:10 PM

Mystic Mantra: Always reforming

Martin Luther was a monk who had deep interest in theology and dedicated much time in studying scriptures.

09 Nov 2017 6:34 AM

Exorcisms and Related Supplications to be translated in English by US Catholic Church

Dwindling figures in American Catholic Church have made them take drastic step of making text available for certain members of clergy.

26 Oct 2017 10:33 AM

A desi Irishman

For an Indian immigrant’s son to become PM of a European country is a phenomenal achievement.

06 Jun 2017 12:39 AM


Pope Francis to honour two kids who changed the Church

Poor, illiterate shepherd children had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago.

13 May 2017 7:25 AM

Married priests, female deacons? What the Pope’s politics look like from Latin America

A sharp shepherd of his flock, the Pope has mastered the art of containing people without making structural changes.

04 Apr 2017 11:21 AM

Knights of Malta head resigns amid spat with Pope Francis

Festing had cited the Knights’ status as a sovereign entity in refusing to cooperate with what he said was an act of internal governance.

26 Jan 2017 6:53 AM

Rodrigo Duterte rebukes priests after Pope blessing

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Philippines had no immediate comment.

20 Jan 2017 1:51 AM

Italy: Priest lands in trouble for organising orgies

Complaints were made against him earlier, but they were not registered with the police, since Church carried out their own investigation.

03 Jan 2017 3:28 PM