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Al Jazeera that the situation in Ukraine is leading to a conflict within the Russian Orthodox Church as well as escalating tensions between Moscow and the Vatican. For many years, top officials from the Orthodox and the Catholic Church have been
Catholic Church officials told a Geneva, Switzerland, panel it had discharged over 800 priests and paid billions in compensation over worldwide sexual abuse of children. The claims came at a meeting of a United Nations panel reviewing the Vatican's
The Vatican has told off the biggest association of nuns in the United States for failing to obey the administrator it installed to keep the group in line and for giving an award to a controversial theologian.
The Vatican has told the United Nations that the Holy See's powers to prosecute abusive priests do not extend beyond the tiny Vatican City state. "The Holy See has no jurisdiction over every member of the Catholic Church," Archbishop Silvano Tomasi
His Holiness Pope Francis could be seen Thursday sprinting along the Holy See's rooftops, darting between the chimneys and marble sculptures of the apostles atop St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel as he attempted to chase down a suspected
That doesn't mean that he will go up on the altar' on the steps of St...He noted that during the ceremony, cardinals and bishops will be seated on one side of the esplanade, with, presumably, Benedict, among them. 'We will all be happy to have his
Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St...A particularly jovial Francis hopped off his white, open-air car Wednesday to greet a group of fifth graders from Perugia who presented him with a T-shirt from their
The Vatican has responded to the latest round of U.N. sex abuse inquiries by suggesting it is only responsible for implementing a U.N. treaty against torture within the confines of the tiny Vatican City State. The Vatican issued a statement Tuesday
A second U.N. committee plans to question Vatican officials on its failures to stop clergy sex abuse. The hearing scheduled for May in Geneva will review whether the Vatican's record on child protection violates the Convention Against Torture...Last
White smoke billows from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel indicating that a new pope has been elected in St...Pope Francis has blessed a wooden cross made from the boats of migrants who have come ashore at the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa.