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The Catholic Church in Ireland has reaffirmed its belief in the dignity and right to life of every human being from conception to natural death. This comes on the first anniversary of Ireland's abort...

The Catholic Church in Fiji has warned it is prepared to close all of its schools if the government continues to insist on the appointments of non-Catholics to But Archbishop Dr Peter Loy Chong has ...

Pope Francis has set up a special commission to look into the possibility of having female deacons in the Catholic Church.  A group has been set up, after the pope gave his blessing in May.Speak...

The Catholic Church in the Philippines is not sure how to deal with vigilante drug killings taking place in the country, according to religious leaders.  Catholic priests are scared and unsure a...

A retired deacon is calling for the Catholic Church to stop bringing priests from Africa to lead churches in the UK. Michael Phelan from Buckinghamshire says the Church, much like the NHS, is robbing...

The Catholic church in Sri Lanka has said the government should crack down on Islamists "as if on war footing" in the aftermath of the Easter bombings Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbish...

The Catholic Church in the UK wants the Government to speed up the process of housing 20,000 refugees from Syrian in Britain. Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, Patrick Lynch, the Church's lead bishop on...

Italian bishops have ordered religious gatherings in the south of the country not to worship the mafia houses they pass during Easter celebration processions.&n During Easter Week traditional process...

The Catholics in Poland have welcomed a new law which bans Sunday trading. Supermarkets and most other retailers closed for the first time on Sunday since liberal shopping laws were introduced in the...

A senior Catholic cardinal has said the Catholic Church will not change its view on same-sex marriage. The Vatican's highest-ranking expert on Church law, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, ...

Catholic leaders in Malawi in central Africa say they are worried about continued food shortages in the country.  The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) and a social development ar...

A Catholic family has been reunited with a Jewish Israeli man 70 years after they saved him during the Holocaust. Michael Hochberg, 77, was taken in by the Polish family at the age of four after he w...

Two Irish relatives killed in the Berkeley University balcony collapse have been mourned with Catholic funeral. Two two cousins were amongst the six Irish students killed in the incident on Tuesday.T...

There has been a mixed reaction to the decision of the Catholic Church to reject proposals for a wider acceptance of gay people. A document outlining the "gifts and qualities" homosexuals have to off...

The decision to allow a gay rights group to march in next year's St. Patrick's Day parade in New York has made a Catholic group pull out. The Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights has been i...

More than 40 Catholic institutions such as churches and businesses are going to stop investing in fossil fuel industries. They plan to move their money out It is a response to Pope Francis' call...

A Catholic Indonesian woman has been accused of blasphemy after taking a dog into a mosque, sparking calls for the frequently abused law to be repeale A video circulating online in Muslim-m...

An international coalition of Catholic institutions have pledged to take their money out of fossil fuels. The commitment by 35 religious orders, lay organisations and social justice movements to "div...

Italy's Senate has voted to grant legal recognition to civil unions.  The overwhelmingly Catholic country is the last nation in Western Europe that has given some rights to gay and lesbian coupl...

Syria's Christian future is hanging in the balance because of the "tsunami" of youth emigration, according to one of the country's most senior Catholic leaders. Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Grego...