catholic

  • February 17, 2009

    A controversial Austrian priest has agreed that Pope Benedict should revoke his appointment as a bishop in Austria, after his promotion led to a storm of protests because of his extreme views.

  • January 30, 2009

    Bishop William Kenney, part of a delegation of Catholic bishops from Europe and North America who visited Israel-Palestine this month, has expressed regret at the BBC's refusal to show a charity appeal for Gaza.

  • January 26, 2009

    A Scottish Nationalist MSP has added further weight to appeals from both civic and religious groups for the UK government to end the long-standing ban on a Roman Catholic becoming king or queen.

  • January 10, 2009

    With Israel threatening to escalate its military action in Gaza, Patrick Kelly, Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool and vice president of the Bishops' Conference has called for an alternative to more violence.

  • January 4, 2009

    Half of the Catholic adoption agencies that the Church threatened to close if they were required to work with gay couples have now adopted the new equality law following an exemption period that ended on 1 January.

  • November 23, 2008

    Germany's two largest churches are shrinking, but the Evangelical Church in Germany, the country's biggest Protestant grouping, has dropped below 25 million members for the first time since the unification of Germany in 1990

  • November 6, 2008

    Barack Obama’s election victory is a “momentous day” for the international community and offers renewed hope to millions of people around the world who live in poverty, Catholic development agency Progressio has declared.

  • September 25, 2008

    A former secret police commander and three agents who served in former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime have been sentenced to seven years in prison for the 1974 disappearance of a Spanish priest.

  • September 24, 2008

    Roman Catholics can learn from Protestant reformer Martin Luther, the Vatican's top official for Christian unity, has said, as many churches in Germany prepare to launch a 10-year series of events for his 500th anniversary.

  • September 10, 2008

    Christian denominations working through the ecumenical Action of Churches Together and the Catholic network Caritas are contributing short- and long-term aid to those hit by hurricanes and tropical storms recently.