Pope Francis stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become Catholic priests
The number of priests and nuns dropped sharply in 2016 in Europe — and the Americas to a lesser extent.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal sent to police custody till 24 September; magistrate's court rejects bail plea
Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been sent to police custody till 24 September and his bail application has also been dismissed by the magistrate court.
Kerala nun rape case: 'Will not rest' till bishop Franco Mulakkal is questioned and arrested, say protesting nuns
A group of protesting nuns from Kerala on Saturday said that they "will rest" only after a bishop accused of sexually abusing a senior nun is questioned and arrested.
Kerala nun writes to Vatican seeking immediate intervention into rape case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal
In the eleven-page letter, the nun alleged that Franco Mulakkal, who allegedly raped her multiple times between 2014 and 2016, is using money power to scuttle the complaint against him.
Kerala HC's verdict will go a long way in assuaging mounting miseries of the state's clergy.
Many tales of harassment and sexual exploitation of nuns in monasteries have come to light recently but very little was known to the outside world about the true living condition of the nuns, especially the aged ones.
Pope Francis delivered the first papal speech before Congress and thanked American nuns in an evening prayer service in St. Patrick's Cathedral.
The number of women becoming nuns in Britain reached a 25-year high last year, according to figures released by the Catholic Church on Thursday.
Police initially reported that two nuns were stabbed to death on Sunday afternoon. The killer then battered one of the two with a rock, before fleeing the convent.
On the southern outskirts of Paris, Grigny-2 is an often desolate, and dangerous, place. Three Catholic nuns have chosen to move into the vast housing project and spread the gospel by, first of all, being good neighbours.