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The leading Catholic in England and Wales has lit candles and prayed for the couple and their unborn daughter who were burned to death in Pakistan last week. Sajjeed Mashah, 27, and his wife Shama Bi...

The Pope's top adviser on clerical sex abuse has implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying that Franc Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop...

The cardinal appointed by Pope Francis to take control of the Vatican's budget and introduce more transparency in its finances has been accused of spending half Cardinal George Pell was appointed to ...

The Vatican's Head of Finance has issued a statement rejecting allegations that he attempted to bribe an abuse victim. Cardinal George Pell was accused of telephoning a victim of paedophile priest Ge...

An American cardinal has defended the Catholic Church's traditional teaching on sexuality as he thinks homosexuality is "abnormal". Speaking to Portuguese newspaper O Clarim, Cardinal Raymond Burke r...

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales says he stands behind the Pope but is warning that changes for divorcees in the Church will not be instant. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of We...

The Emeritus Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie has urged Nigeria's soon-to-be Muslim President, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, to focus on providing good gov The Archbishop gave the advice in a st...

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has welcomed an announced by the Government that a programme to resettle vulnerable refugees is being expanded to include families from Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced on...

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales says that faith communities and the State must talk and listen to one another in order to meet the challenges of th Speaking at a special symposium on Tho...

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has said the protection of civilians must not be compromised at any point in the battle to retake the besieged Iraq Cardinal Vincent Nichols made the comm...

The first Roman Catholic cardinal of Haiti is warning against the rise of voodoo in the country. Chibly Langlois says the practice offers 'magic' to the poor population but no proper solutions.The ca...

Cuba's Roman Catholic Church has said the former archbishop of Havana who helped organise the first papal visit to communist Cuba has died. Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino was 83.The cleric als...

The head of the Italian Bishops Conference has said it's vital the international community takes more action to protect Christians and other religious minoritie Thousands have been forced to flee the...

They are now in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican for a secret meeting to elect the next leader of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. Cardinals from 48 nations are gathering in the Sistine Chapel at th...

A number of Cardinals are said to be outraged at plans to open a McDonald's store in the Vatican. While the group which oversees Vatican buildings says it will bring in around 30,000 euros, some chur...

Pope Francis has encouraged people to show as much care and attention towards their Bible as if it were their mobile phone. Addressing pilgrims amid a downpour in St Peter's Square on Sunday, the pon...

Religious congregations in Ireland who have failed to make promised payments to cover their share of compensation for institutional abuse have blamed the shortf The mainly Catholic orders claim that ...

The Cuban president Raul Castro said he was so impressed by the Pope that he is considering returning to the Catholic church.  According to Savannah Morning News the Pope is due to stop off in C...

A bombing at the main Coptic Christian Cathedral in Egypt has been condemned by the General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK as an "inhumane attac Bishop Angaelos spoke with Premier aft...

A church service has taken place in Australia to remember all those who died in the air disaster in Ukraine. Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed the almost 2,000 people who had gathered at Melbourne...