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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...

The leader of a lay Catholic order who ousted a top official involved in a condom distribution scandal has stepped down following a public row with the pope. In a meeting with Pope Francis on Tuesday...

Catholic leaders from England and Wales have held a meeting with EU representatives where they urged people to remember the UK will remain part of Europe post-B Speaking in Brussels, a delegation of ...

Association of the Catholic bishops' conferences in Europe call on UN Security Council to use "every possible, legitimate means" to stop Islamist fighters. Europe's most senior Catholic leaders have ...

One of America's leading Catholic organisations has taken out an advert in the New York Times urging a television network to drop a sitcom about a gay activist. The Catholic League took out the newsp...

Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into a Catholic procession that paid tribute to the mafia, in southern Italy. It is thought that the procession paid tribute to a convicted mafia...

The predominantly Catholic island nation of Malta will join much of Western Europe by legalising same-sex marriage. The Catholic Church had opposed the legislation, which the Labour government promis...

The mayor of Boston has declared that he would fight any attempts to reverse abortion laws if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his election promi Trump had told voters in the run-up to...

A man who worked with Fr Miguel Pajares, the first European to be flown home for treatment for Ebola, has died of the virus. George Combey was working as a Catholic missionary in Liberia alongside th...

A Catholic missionary, the only doctor serving half a million people in a war-ravaged area of Sudan, has been honoured by George Clooney. Dr Tom Catena, who treats up to 400 inpatients everyday in th...

A Catholic nun working in India has had her application to renew her visa declined. It is thought that Sister Bertilla Capra has been working with lepers for more than 40 years in the country, accord...

Photos have emerged online of several Catholic nuns being evicted from health centres where they worked and lived in Eritrea's central zone. According to local sources, around 25 men went to the heal...

A Roman Catholic order in the United States has filed for bankruptcy protection as it announced a $25.5 million settlement for dozens of alleged child sex abuse The Crosier Fathers & Brothers fil...

A senior member of a lay Catholic order whose dismissal prompted a public spate involving Pope Francis has been reinstated. Albrecht von Boeselager was ousted from his post as grand chancellor at the...

A Catholic couple are launching a new initiative to save migrants who dangerously try to cross the Mediterranean Ocean to seek asylum. Philanthropists Christopher and Regina Catrambone will use drone...

A Catholic priest has been convicted of a string of sex offences in Melbourne, Australia, dating back to the 1970s. He had also been accused of sexual abuse in the United States.Bernard Hartman, who ...

A French priest has lost his job after admitting he was in love with a woman and saying he believed God wanted him to marry her. In a letter to parishioners, David Gréa, 46, said he was disappointed...