The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with approximately 1.3 billion baptised Catholics worldwide as of 2017. As the world's "oldest continuously functioning international institution", it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation. The church is headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope. Its central administration, the Holy See, is in the Vatican City, an enclave within the city of Rome in Italy.
Pope Francis on Monday visited a small stone structure that some Catholics believe was the house of the Madonna, mother of Jesus Christ, and that was miraculously flown by angels from the Holy Land to.. Reuters - Published
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, the highest-ranking member of the Catholic Church in Chile, who has been caught up in the country's sex.. Reuters - Published
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, leading cardinals said that the Roman Catholic Church must repair the 'systemic failures' that allowed widespread sexual abuse by members of the clergy to..
Pope Francis opened a landmark Vatican conference on the sexual abuse of children by priests on Thursday by saying the Church would "listen to the cry of the little ones seeking justice". Gracie Jerome..
Pope Francis will convene the Church's first conference solely about sex abuse this week. But victims and activists fear it won't touch senior clerics who cover up the crimes. Philip Pullella and Lucy..
Three former Chilean nuns who claim to have been sexually abused over two decades ago by priests in their religious order have hailed comments by Pope Francis earlier this month in which he recognized..
A Polish charity which works with victims of child abuse said the Catholic Church's unapologetic response to the survivors of sexual abuse was "offensive" on Monday, according to Reuters. Marek.. WorldNews - Published
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters