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The Catholic Church in Ireland has responded to the announcement of a new referendum on abortion rights by urging people to be "courageous" and take a "principl Leaders have expressed their "responsi...

The Catholic Church has called for the Irish Government to step up its response to the growing homelessness crisis saying it cannot be left to the vol A pastoral letter, launched on Monday ...

The Catholic Church has called Italy's decision to approve civil unions a "loss for everyone". Italy's most senior Catholic bishop Monsignor Nunzio Galantino was speaking after the lower Chamber of D...

The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines has raised concerns after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked more than 150 judges, mayors, politicians The crackdown has been one of the bigg...

Catholics across the Philippines will hear criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's 'war on drugs' at mass this weekend. A letter signed by the country's bishops will be read out at all services.In i...

The Catholic Church in the Philippines has defended comments made by the eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquaio.  The Christian was accused of making a homophobic slur, he said homosexu...

Catholics in the United States have approved 47 grants to support Church in Africa projects.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Africa is gi...

The Catholic Church in Chile has been rocked by an email scandal surrounding an infamous paedophile. Leaked emails between the Archbishop of Santiago and his predecessor show that the men c...

Cuba's Catholic Church is calling on Cubans to reject a plan to legalise gay marriage.  Under the country's proposed new constitution, marriage would be defined as between "two people" rather th...

The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cologne has assets worth £2.5bn, making it richer than the Vatican. The Cologne archdiocese has been under pressure to divulge more of its finances since Pope Franc...

The Catholic Church in Italy has received almost £1bn from income tax-returns.  The money came in via a system that sends 0.8% of tax payments to charity or to religious institutions.According ...

An investigation has been launched by the Catholic Church after two missionary nuns became pregnant whilst working in Africa. One of the nuns, a mother superior, aged 34, only realised she was pregna...

Australia's Catholic Church has committed to joining the government's redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse. It paves the way for compensation to be paid to people who were sexually a...

It has been reported the Catholic Church will discuss plans for priests to give blessings to gay couples. According to the Daily Mail the Bishop of Osnabruck, Franz-Josef Bode, said Pope Francis and ...

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...