The new figures have been revealed in the 2016 Vatican yearbook

It makes no sense to call for the abolition of priestly celibacy on the basis of the Panorama documentary

Group of British priests hails the synod’s ‘brave refusal to accept ideological colonisation’

A huge number of exorcism cases has led a to recruitment drive in Manila

A report by the Daily Telegraph claims the proposal is part of the Government’s anti-extremism strategy

Bishop Joseph Wei Jingyi says ordinations are example of the government tightening its control over the Church.

Fr Matthew O’Gorman, Fr Mark Higgins and Fr James Cadman were former pupils at a south London school and have all been ordained this year

Fr Antoine Boutros and his driver have not been seen since July 12

Six clergy have vanished without trace since the Syrian conflict erupted. Many fear the worst, but we must never give up hope that they will be found