catholic church

  • February 28, 2013

    As the pontificate of Benedict XVI comes to an end, many American Catholics express a desire for change, says the Pew Forum on Religion and public life.

  • February 27, 2013

    Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow has been appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, following Cardinal O'Brien's resignation.

  • February 25, 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.

  • February 25, 2013

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

  • February 20, 2013

    Cardinal Peter Turkson may have badly damaged his prospects of becoming pope by suggesting that child sexual abuse is not a major problem in churches in Africa because homosexuality is looked on negatively. The remark is not only offensive but also reveals a dangerous ignorance that may undermine attempts to protect children.

  • February 19, 2013

    A Roman Catholic Church delegation has led prayers at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of discussions with the WCC.

  • February 18, 2013

    The full roster of LentFest 2013 events in Glasgow can be found here:

  • February 15, 2013

    During discussions surrounding One Billion Rising, it was pointed out that, when it comes to creating a culture in which women may be viewed as inferior in some way, religion has a lot to answer for.

  • February 15, 2013

    2013 is set to be an important year for both the Catholic Church, which elects a new pope, and Croatia, which will become the 28th member of the European Union (EU), writes Alex Sakalis for openDemocracy. These two entities share a long history, with the former wielding significant, yet often ignored, influence on political life in the latter.

  • February 14, 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.