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Former Catholic Archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini's final comments on the Church are that it is “200 years out of date”.
Catholic priests in Scotland have read out a letter in each of the Church's parishes attacking the Scottish government for plans to introduce same-sex marriage.
Christian and Muslim leaders have gathered under the Kenyan chapter of the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Affected by HIV/AIDS.
The president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India says that the widening gap between rich and poor is "a matter of serious concern for the church".
The Catholic Church is hoping to improve its frosty relationship with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, now in his third term of office.
The final communiqué of the 2012 Holy Land Coordination, which concluded in Jerusalem recently, has been issued. The closing statement concludes the Catholics bishops’ four-day meeting. It reads as follows:
The Vatican has made public an English-language statement from the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers for World AIDS Day 2011.
The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has urged that realistic lessons be learned from Northern Ireland’s religiously divided education system.
The Philippine House of Representatives has heard Protestant-backed calls for a vote on a population control bill opposed by the Catholic Church.
The Columban Missionary Society in Britain, a Catholic order, has declared its support for Occupy London Stock Exchange, which currently faces eviction.