A report delves into the methods being used by the Vatican to try 'cure' child abusers in the clergy and the controversies surrounding them.
A victim of clergy abuse has urged other survivors to come forward as lawyers revealed that the Catholic Church in Chicago had paid out more than $80 million in sexual assault cases.
Pope Francis has vowed to tackle every single case of sexual abuse by priests in the Roman Catholic Church, comparing paedophilia to "human sacrifice".
A peacekeeper died after an attack on a UN base in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) and a priest was burnt to death, the UN and Catholic Church have said after sectarian clashes claimed nearly 40 lives.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been mired in a political crisis for years, which deepened when Joseph Kabila clung to power after his final term ended.
Religious groups and delegates of the Pygmy people indigenous to the Democratic Republic of Congo have met to push forward with a campaign to protect the Congo Basin rainforest, participants have said.
Burundi's influential Catholic bishops have said that they are opposed to fundamental constitutional changes to be voted on in a referendum this month.
The powerful Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said it supports calls for a nationwide stoppage in response to a bloody crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila.
At least two people were wounded as police fired live bullets and tear gas to break up a banned protest against DR Congo President Joseph Kabila in Kisangani, the country's third largest city, an AFP reporter has said.
Roman Catholics in the Democratic Republic of Congo has heeded a call by Pope Francis to pray for peace, two days ahead of a planned protest against the regime.
Catholic bishops gathered at a special Vatican assembly will vote Saturday on whether to recommend Pope Francis to open the priesthood to married men or create female deacons, issues that are taboo for traditionalists.
Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' closest advisors, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.
A former Central African Republic militia leader nicknamed "Colonel Rambo" has arrived in The Hague, where he will stand trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
Pope Francis is visiting a famous shrine following a meeting with victims of clerical sex abuse and other abuses committed by Catholic officials and institutions.
A Catholic Church archdiocese in the US state of Minnesota has reached a $210m settlement with hundreds of victims of clergy abuse, resolving a years-long battle.
An Australian archbishop has been found guilty of covering up child sex abuse in the 1970s - one of the highest-ranked church officials globally to be successfully prosecuted for such offences.
Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition is set to hold an authorised mass rally for the first time in nearly two years to mark the 28th anniversary of multi-party politics in the country, as tensions grow over veteran President Joseph Kabila's refusal to quit despite the expiry of his mandate.
One person has been killed and at least four injured as police fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse banned protests calling on Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to stand down.
A protest march by opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila looked set to go ahead after authorities and organisers failed to agree an official route, after two similar rallies were brutally put down last month.
Pope Francis has backed down and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his Ahiara diocese
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