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German prosecutors are due to investigate whether Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, one of the German Catholic Church's most senior clerics, perjured himself earlier this year in sworn testimony about...

A Nigerian priest was kidnapped from his home in northern Kaduna state, the local Roman Catholic diocese said in a statement on Tuesday, in the first such reported abduction of a clergyman i...

The pope has accepted the resignation of a German bishop found guilty of embezzling more than €100,000 (£88,000) from a woman with dementia.  Auxiliary Bishop Johannes Bündgens wa...

A film director has come under fire ahead of the release of her new documentary, which suggests the word “homosexual” was never supposed to be in the Bible.  Sharon “Rocky&rdquo...

A 23-year-old man in the US was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of setting seven buildings on fire early in the morning, including two churches, near Jackson State University in the capital of Missis...

Former Pope Benedict XVI plans to defend himself in a civil lawsuit lodged at a German court by a man who accuses him of helping to cover up historical abuse, a court spokesperson said on Tuesday. In ...

Dante Bowe has posted a video of himself singing a song he wrote for those who need encouragement during difficult situations.  The video posted on Monday showed Bowe sitting at a piano and singi...

Pope Francis said on Sunday the fight for women's rights was a "continuous struggle", and condemned male chauvinism as deadly for humanity and female genital mutilation as a crime that m...

The head of Ukraine's Byzantine-rite Catholic Church met Pope Francis on Monday and said there can be no dialogue with Russia as long as Moscow considered the neighbour it invaded a colo...

At least eleven former or serving bishops in the Catholic Church in France will potentially face either prosecution or church disciplinary action after being accused of sexual violence.  The form...

For the first time in centuries, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will allow worshippers to celebrate Christmas on 25th December, as marked by the Gregorian calendar.  The East and the West have fo...

New research has claimed that most Americans don't think moral standards come mainly from the Bible.  A study by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University surveyed 2,275 US...

The head of Cyprus's dominant Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, died on Monday, his doctors said. He was 81. A forceful character who faced down pro-Russian elements in one of the ...

Pope Francis said on Sunday European Union member states should share responsibility for taking in migrants and not just leave it to the countries where people arrive. He spoke as migration trigg...

Pope Francis wound up his trip to Bahrain on Sunday by visiting the oldest Catholic church in the Gulf, telling bishops, priests and nuns to remain united as they ministered to the faithful in the maj...

Relatives of death row and life inmates in Bahrain held a small protest along Pope Francis' motorcade route on Saturday calling for freedom of political prisoners in the Gulf Arab state. It was no...

Pope Francis said Mass for thousands of Catholics in Bahrain on Saturday, thrilling members of the small foreign Catholic community from around the Gulf and urging them to show kindness to their hosts...

A Christian monastery that is believed to pre-date Islam has been found in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It's the second such monastery found in the area - the first was discovered in the early ...

Pope Francis on Friday appealed to religious leaders to help bring the world back from "the brink of a delicate precipice" and oppose a new race to rearm that he said was redesigning Cold Wa...

Pope Francis spoke against the death penalty on Thursday at the start of a trip to Bahrain where the Shi'ite Muslim opposition accuse the Sunni monarchy of overseeing human rights abuses and famil...