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An Italian archbishop has banned people with links to the mafia from being godfathers at baptisms in his diocese. According to AFP Archbishop Michele Pennisi, who leads the Archdiocese of Monreale (c...

An Australian archbishop has become the most senior Roman Catholic leader in the world to be convicted of concealing child sex abuse. Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was found guilty on Tuesday ...

One of Syria's most senior Catholic leaders has pleaded the Western powers for a full scale intervention in the country's five year conflict, following another In an impassioned plea sent to Catholi...

A South African Archbishop was brought to tears after the Church of Southern Africa rejected a proposal to bless the unions of same-sex couples. In a statement released on the Church's website, Archb...

A Spanish archbishop has been summoned to the Vatican to explain perceived failings in his investigation of a group of priests accused of being paedophiles. It's after a young man who claimed to have...

The Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has appealed for the international community to respond to the "forgotten conflict" in Ukraine. Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said that Ukraine was experien...

The Catholic Archbishop of Pretoria is praising Judge Masipa's handling of the Oscar Pistorius sentencing. The athlete is starting his five-year prison sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva...

Archbishop Ben Kwashi has called out the Nigerian government for failing to help Christian captor Leah Sharibu. The schoolgirl was kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, along with 109 ...

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has labelled the attack on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo 'demonic'. In a statement following the shootings in which 12 people were ki...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's been admitted to hospital for treatment of a recurring infection. The South African anti-apartheid campaigner is expected to remain in a ward for a week or two, according to...

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been forced to cancel his foreign trips for the immediate future. The 83-year-old has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer for some time but has now ...

Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has called on Aung San Suu Kyi to bring an end to military-led operations against Myanmar's Rohingya minority. Critics have slated the Burmese leader for not speaking out ...

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a South African hospital after receiving treatment, a statement said. The Tutu Foundation, named after Mr Tutu and his wife Leah, said the 83-year-old was rel...

Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu has said he will no longer be a global ambassador for Oxfam after allegations that senior staff members in crisis zones pa A statement from the office of the Sou...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been released from hospital in Cape Town. Doctors say the 83-year-old will now recover from a "persistent infection" at home. Archbishop Desmond Tutu - Former Archbishop o...

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has offered his sympathy of the Traveller families who have lost loved ones in a fire in Carrickmines in Dublin. Ten people from two families, including a m...

The leader of the Catholic church in Ireland said he is disappointed that Pope Francis is not visiting Northern Ireland when he travels to the Republic in Augus There was an expectation the Pope woul...

An Iraqi church leader has met the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and spoken to MPs, asking them to keep the issue of Christian persecution in public political d Catholic Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Wa...

The incoming Archbishop of Chicago says he doesn't want to move into the mansion his predecessors have lived in. Instead, Most Rev Blase Cupich will stay at the modest living quarters at the Holy Nam...

The Archbishop of Cape Town has suffered minor injuries from a scuffle in a church that was holding hundreds of restless migrants wanting to be relocated from S Most Rev Thabo Makgoba and other churc...