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The highest-ranking American at the Vatican insisted he never knew or even suspected his former boss, disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick (pictured above w Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Va...

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has said he is "deeply shocked by the brutal murder" of up to 300 Yazidis in Iraq. Islamic State has executed several hundred of the people west of Mosul,...

The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse has been sentenced to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more Victoria state County Court Chief Judg...

A New York Cardinal says the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade continues to have his support after organisers admitted a gay rights group for the first tim A lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsex...

A Polish cardinal has said he hopes Pope Francis will "deliver a warning to the world" when he visits Auschwitz next year. No date has yet been set, but Church leaders in Poland hope that Pope Franci...

The most senior Catholic Church leader to be convicted over child sexual abuse has launched a final bid to have his sentence overturned. Cardinal George Pell, who was the Vatican's treasurer, has con...

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has donated €150,000 (around £109,000) to a Catholic charity which allegedly paid for renovations to his luxury flat. The Italian Cardinal has defended the money he spent...

The canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman took place at the Vatican on Sunday, in a historic ceremony attended by tens of thousands. The Victorian priest, hymn writer, and poet was declared a Sa...

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales is encouraging the peace process in Colombia as the country emerges from 52 years of conflict.  Cardinal Vincent Nichols has been speaking as Colombi...

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has asked for prayers for South Sudan as conflict continues in the country.  Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop William Kenney, from the diocese of ...

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has reaffirmed his commitment to the pro-life campaign following a historic referendum in Ireland on abortion. Cardinal Nichols released a statement suppo...

A Cardinal who was part of the process of electing Pope Francis 18 months ago says he had no idea he would turn into such a 'rock star'. When first thrust into the spotlight he came across as shy and...

Cardinal George Pell has admitted not acting on an alleged abuse claim presented to him by a student.  The Vatican's finance minister, from Australia, is being questioned by an Australian Royal ...

One of the highest-ranking officials in the Vatican will later begin to testify in an investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church.  Cardinal George Pell, financial adviser to the Vatican...

The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis has appeared in an Australian court. Wearing his clerical collar, George Pell attended a hearing at Melbourne Mag...

Australian authorities are investigating a letter circulated on social media to see whether it was written by disgraced Cardinal George Pell, which would be in Pell is the highest-ranking Catholic c...

A lawyer for the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis told an Australian court on Tuesday that Cardinal George Pel Defence and prosecution lawyers were m...

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, must stand trial on sexual assault charges, a cour Magistrate Belinda Wallington dismisse...

Cardinal George Pell will play a reduced role in the Vatican after the pope approved a decree.  The Australian cardinal's financial powers are being reigned in following a reorganisation of the ...

The Vatican's head of finances has said a former bishop deceived him by failing to acknowledge the crimes of a priest who eventually abused more than fifty chil Cardinal George Pell, the Holy See's S...