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An official feast day, or day of commemoration, for the late Pope John Paul II will be held each year on 22 October, the Vatican has announced.
Many of Australia's 3,000 active and retired Catholic priests are critical of their bishops, feeling constrained and poorly managed, a survey suggests.
The Pope has accepted the early resignation of a bishop in Australia whose diocese has been beset by several prominent sex-abuse scandals.
A new European network of survivors of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is being launched at a gathering in central London on Saturday 26 March.
Poland's largest Catholic publishing house has published a book, accusing Poles of profiting from the Holocaust by betraying Jews and stealing their possessions.
Three former Anglican bishops were ordained as Roman Catholic priests on Saturday 15 January at Westminster Cathedral – the first bishops to join Rome under a new structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI for dissident Anglicans.
The Catholic Archbishop of Westminster has welcomed the announcement by the Pope that the late John Paul II will be beatified on 1 May in Rome.
The Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, Mario Conti, has issued a pastoral letter to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which takes place next week, 18-25 January.
The head of the LWF says the Lutheran and Catholic churches should issue a common statement on Communion to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
A new web resource for Catholics experiencing domestic abuse has been launched by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.