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The Catholic Church in Nicaragua has been under increasing government pressure since being accused by Ortega of backing protests against his government in 2018
Pope Francis said he is on a 'penitential pilgrimage' to atone for the church's role in the residential school system, in which generations of Indigenous children were forced to attend church-run, government-funded boarding schools to assimilate them into Christian, Canadian society
Pelosi received the Holy Communion at St Peter's Basilica in Vatican on Wednesday. Last month, her home archbishop, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, denied her from receiving the sacrament in his archdiocese because of her support for abortion rights
The Mexican priest lauded the Pope for spreading happiness despite his discomfort and called him "an example for future priests". To which, the Pope responded by saying, “You know what I need for my leg? A little tequila!”
Francis was elected pope in 2013 in large part on his promise to reform the bulky and inefficient Vatican bureaucracy, which acts as the organ of central governance for the Catholic Church
While speaking on parenthood at the Vatican during a general audience meet, Pope Francis said that pets take the place of children in society sometimes
A few, isolated cases of Christian persecution cannot be generalised to be the plight of all Christians in India. It is the conversion that is the real trigger to the disharmony between Christians and Hindus
According to an independent commission report, two-thirds of the abusers were priests and have worked in the church over the past 70 years.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on 21 September rejected the comments made by the Bishop, saying the southern state is a firm terrain of secularism
Matteo Villardita, who dresses up as Spider-Man to cheer ailing children, meets Pope Francis in Vatican City
The Vatican described Villardita as “really a good super-hero” and quoted him as saying that during Italy’s long months of pandemic lockdown he made more than 1,400 videocalls, since he wasn’t able to visit in person, to help ailing children smile.
Since his death, Carlo has become known in some Catholic circles as the patron saint of the internet for his facility with computers and his early and enthusiastic embrace of the web, which he used as an expression of his Catholic faith.
The revelations are certain to anger the Vatican as its relationship with the Chinese government has been enormously delicate, especially over China’s crackdown on Hong Kong
The Two Popes movie review: Anthony Hopkins-Jonathan Pryce Netflix film is a charming affirmation of faith
The Two Popes shows a Catholic Church at the crossroads, and the choices it must make to stay relevant to 1.2 billion people around the globe.
Kerala court stays expulsion of Sister Lucy Kalappura till 1 Jan; nun was dismissed for joining protest against rape-accused Franco Mulakkal
Sister Lucy Kalappura had published poems, purchased a car and taken part in a street protest by five nuns of the Catholic religious order Missionaries of Jesus, against a former bishop of Jalandhar dioecese
Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal says Church strategy is to discredit her, as 'a lie told hundred times becomes truth'
The Church’s powers-that-be unite against dissenters and critics, Sister Lucy alleged, pointing out that her dismissal from her congregation was greeted with press releases from Kerala bishops, who welcomed her ouster.
Sister Lucy Kalappura writes to Vatican, claims disciplinary action taken for participating in protests seeking arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal
She alleged 'disciplinary action' was taken for participating in protests by a group of nuns seeking arrest of a bishop accused of raping a fellow nun
Dismissed Kerala nun accuses Catholic priest of 'humiliating' her on social media after he releases video with 'vulgar' language
Kerala nun Sister Lucy Kalappura, who had voiced support for the rape survivor in the Franco Mulakkal case, alleged that a Catholic priest posted the CCTV visual of media persons visiting her in the convent in the social media platforms to 'humiliate' her
Kerala nun rape: Activists term dismissal of Sister Lucy desperate attempt to save Franco Mulakkal, say it is meant as warning to witnesses
Kerala nun rape case: Reformists in the Syro-Malabar Church see the dismissal of Sister Lucy Kalappura from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) as part of a desperate attempt to save Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of repeatedly raping a nun between 2014 and 2016
Colombo's Catholic Church head sceptical about ongoing probe into Easter Sunday bombings, says 'it will end in nothing'
The head of Colombo's Catholic church in Sri Lanka Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has expressed dissatisfaction over the ongoing probe in the April 21 Easter Sunday bombings.
The pope's action on Ezzati contrasted with his rejection last Monday of a resignation offered by French cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence earlier this month for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority