Pope Francis on Thursday was set to open a four-day Vatican summit on the protection of children, bringing together almost 200 high-ranking Catholic Church figures.
As Nigerians prepare for the forthcoming general elections, Rev. Mathew Sukada, Catholic Priest in charge of the Church of Nativity, Kangang, Jos has cautioned Nigerians against killing each over politicians.
Catholic Church reverend sisters under the aegis of Africa Faith and Justice Network, Nigeria say they are worried by the continuous violation of the rights of children in Enugu State.
Abortion is a “terrible’’ drama but women who go through it must find mercy rather than castigation, Pope Francis said on Monday.
The Catholic Church’s long-standing rule on priestly Celibacy might be amended, but only in exceptional cases concerning remote Communities, Pope Francis said on Monday.
Pope Francis flew to Panama on Wednesday to start a six-day trip, during which he will preside over the World Youth Day, a Catholic youth festival.
A summit organised by the Catholic Church to tackle the recurring problem of clerical abuse must deliver on its goal, the Vatican said on Wednesday.
“The results from the presidential election as published by CENI do not correspond to the data collected by our observation mission from polling stations and vote counts,” the National Episcopal Conference of Congo observers said in a…
The pontiff’s message was delivered on Sunday by Rev.Fr. Solomon Ukeyima, at the Saint Joseph Parish, Nyiman in Makurdi, to mark the World Missions Day.
The Catholic Church must not be “choked or crushed’’ by its “own shortcomings, mistakes and sins,’’ Pope Francis said as he opened a month long meeting of Bishops on Wednesday.
Researchers from three German universities examined 38,156 personnel files spanning a 70-year period ending in 2014, and found indications of sexual abuse by 1,670 clerics, with more than 3,700 possible victims.
Pope Francis on Tuesday said young people are turned off by the Catholic Church because of sex abuse and financial scandals.
More than half of all Catholic Cardinals and Bishops in the Netherlands over more than five decades concealed the sexual abuse of children at the hands of priests.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Monsignor Michael J Bransfield as bishop of Wheeling-Charleston in the US state of West Virginia, a Vatican statement said.
The comments were made by German Archbishop, Georg Gaenswein, the secretary of retired pope Benedict XVI and prefect of the papal household under Pope Francis, in a speech to Italian parliament.
Pope Francis says the only answer to people sowing division and creating scandal within the Catholic Church is “silence” and “prayer”.
NAN reports that the incident happened during an early morning Mass.