Sep 25, 2018 1:22
The Roman Catholic Church in Germany has released a previously leaked report detailing the sexual abuse of 3,677 children by clergy there over seven decades. It's the latest in a global crisis for the Vatican and came with an apology from Germany's highest ranking cardinal.
Sep 13, 2018 2:01
Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a U.S. bishop accused of sexually harassing adults, and accepted his resignation, as he meets Church leaders to discuss the escalating sex abuse crisis. Reuters' Philip Pullella reports.
Aug 30, 2018 1:42
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former top Vatican official who accused Pope Francis of knowing about sexual misconduct by a cardinal for years and doing nothing about it - denies the accusations are driven by a vendetta.
Aug 26, 2018 1:46
A former top Vatican official has accused Pope Francis of having known of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S. cardinal for years and called on him to resign, in an unprecedented broadside against the pope by a Church insider.
Aug 22, 2018 0:53
More than two million Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil in Mina, Saudi Arabia. It's the riskiest stage of the haj pilgrimage, during which hundreds died in a crush three years ago.
Aug 19, 2018 1:38
Many churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Church’s cover-up dissuade them from their faith.
Aug 2, 2018 0:57
The Roman Catholic Church has formally changed its doctrine to oppose capital punishment, reflecting an evolution in teachings that started with Pope John Paul II.
Jun 9, 2018 0:45
Astronauts from the International Space Station gave Pope Francis his very own blue jump suit. And to distinguish him from ordinary planetary pilgrims like themselves, they added a white cape.
May 24, 2018 1:31
The Church of England has set itself up on Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa. The device can can now pray, but also offers practical info as the church bids to combat falling numbers of worshipers.
May 17, 2018 1:14
A 15-page document released by two Vatican offices is calling for more regulation of markets and financial systems, saying economic crises showed they were not able to govern themselves and needed a strong injection of morality and ethics.
Apr 17, 2018 1:26
At an exorcism course in Rome on Monday, one cardinal revealed he has been casting out demons over the phone.
Mar 27, 2018 1:51
The tree believed to have been used for Jesus Christ's Crown of Thorns may help climate change researchers unlock the secrets of species thriving in rising temperatures.