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The leader of Catholics in Ireland has said he is "shocked and deeply saddened" by the death of five Irish students after a balcony collapsed during a 21st birt At least eight others have been injure...

Cardinal Desmond Connell, the former Archbishop of Dublin criticised for his role in a Catholic church cover-up of child sex abuse, has died aged 90. The Dublin Archdiocese said on Tuesday that he�...

The first Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in London, Bishop Angaelos, told Premier he is praying that "a time of celebration isn't turned into a time of mo There was fear that violence would hit...

A Catholic archbishop is to appeal a decision to defrock him after he was accused of child sex abuse. The Vatican says Jozef Wesolowski has placed an appeal on the punishment and it will be heard "wi...

The Archbishop of St Louis is calling for calm and peace in the wake of local riots. Most Revd Robert Carlson has been speaking after more violence in Ferguson where people are angry over the decisio...

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...