roman catholic church

  • 12 Mar 2013

    BBC Newsnight finally offered a different perspective on the Catholic Church on the eve of the conclave to choose the next pope (11 March 2013), profiling a remarkable and inspirational Mexican bishop.

  • 11 Mar 2013

    The Conclave of the College of Cardinals starts in earnest this week, when the Master of the Papal Liturgical Celebrations, Monsignor Guido Marini, will solemnly announce extra omnes - or the “outside, all” - and the 115 cardinals will find themselves alone in the Sistine chapel alongside their faith, consciences and beliefs. Dr Harry Hagopian, an Armenian Orthodox Christian and Ekklesia associate who advises the Catholic Church in England and Wales on Middle East and interfaith issues, gives his assessment of what is at stake in the choice that is about to be made.

  • 9 Mar 2013

    The BBC says it has seen evidence that Scottish Catholic bishops knew about 20 allegations of child sex abuse by priests between 1985 and 1995.

  • 9 Mar 2013

    The conclave to elect the next Pope has been announced as beginning on Tuesday 12 March 2013, ending much speculation since the cardinals gathered.

  • 6 Mar 2013

    A leading Scottish Catholic academic, commentator and Vatican adviser says the Cardinal O'Brien affair provides an opportunity for the Church to reform itself.

  • 6 Mar 2013

    Pew Research Center polls indicate that during Benedict’s papacy religious observance among Catholics in Western Europe ­remained low but fairly stable.

  • 3 Mar 2013

    Cardinal Keith O'Brien, until his resignation Britain's most senior Catholic leader, has admitted sexual misconduct following several allegations against him.

  • 25 Feb 2013

    Britain's most senior Catholic leader, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, will now not take part in the conclave to chose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, having been forced to resign early by allegations of "inappropriate conduct" made to the Vatican by several priests, both now retired and still serving.

  • 25 Feb 2013

    The spiritual head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has resigned from his post the day after misconduct allegations were made public.

  • 14 Feb 2013

    The successor to the Pope Benedict XVI needs to build on the work done by his predecessor in attempting to encourage peace with justice in the Middle East and North Africa, regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian told Premier Christian Radio on 12 February 2013.