The statistics were released during the opening of a hearing of Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Fr Manuel Cruz was punched in the mouth at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark

The New York State Catholic Conference said Gov Andrew Cuomo’s proposal will fail

The Pontiff told participants at a Vatican event on religious life that the loss of clergy is weakening the Church

The Mass was being celebrated in honour of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente

The US cardinal made the remarks in a letter to the priests of the Washington Archdiocese.

John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio was clear on the matter – and in line with Church teaching

The Pope celebrated Mass with the Order of Preachers at Rome’s Basilica of St John Lateran

Two Baptist pastors who had shown journalists a Catholic church allegedly damaged by airstrikes were summoned to an army base