Catholic Church

Pope Francis

Pope Francis: one priest in 50 is a paedophile

One-Minute Read
Mon 14 Jul, AT 09:07

Italian journalist says Pope Francis admitted that two per cent of clerics are paedophiles

Children in County Galway, Ireland, in the 1960s

800 children 'buried in mass graves' at Church-run home

One-Minute Read
Wed 4 Jun, AT 16:20

New evidence suggests 796 children were interred in septic tanks in Irish refuge run by nuns

Pope Francis

Pope Francis compares abuse by priests to 'satanic mass'

One-Minute Read
Tue 27 May, AT 09:00

Pontiff to meet with victims of sexual abuse but survivors network describes it as a 'PR gesture'

Pope John Paul II

Should John Paul II be made a saint? The case for and against

Thu 24 Apr, AT 12:47

John Paul II is set to be canonised on Sunday. Is it too soon to make the divisive pope a saint?

Pope gives speech

Pope Francis: Abortion attack will please church conservatives

First Reaction
Tue 14 Jan, AT 10:21

Pontiff calls terminations 'horrific' and links them to modern society's throwaway culture

Exorcists on the rise as Church faces 'unprecedented' demand

One-Minute Read
Mon 6 Jan, AT 15:51

Increasing number of Catholic priests trained in exorcism as more people dabble in the dark arts

Fancy time off purgatory? Follow the Pope on Twitter

One-Minute Read
Wed 17 Jul, AT 14:30

Vatican offers 'indulgences' to those who follow Francis on social media during Catholic events

Pope John Paul II

Pope Francis clears way for Pope John Paul II sainthood

One-Minute Read
Fri 5 Jul, AT 14:31

New pope flexes muscles by allowing canonisation of former pontiffs, without 'two miracle' confirmation

Peter Turkson not shy about his wish to become first black Pope

First Reaction
Wed 13 Feb, AT 14:43

He's the bookies' favourite to replace Pope Benedict but his conservative views won't please the Left

The five men who are tipped to become the next Pope

Tue 12 Feb, AT 10:54

Pope Benedict says he won't interfere in the choice of his successor after announcing he is to step down