Catholic Church

Pope Francis
14 Jul, 2014

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

Children in County Galway, Ireland, in the 1960s
04 Jun, 2014

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

Pope Francis
27 May, 2014

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

Pope John Paul II
24 Apr, 2014

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

Pope gives speech
14 Jan, 2014

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

06 Jan, 2014

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

17 Jul, 2013

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

Pope John Paul II
05 Jul, 2013

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

13 Feb, 2013

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

12 Feb, 2013

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