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Catholic Church criticised for gay U-turn
Pro-gay groups slam Vatican for backtracking over gays and divorcees, despite Pope urging the Church to accept "change".
Last updated: 20 Oct 2014 08:55 GMT
In the battle of papal politics, Pope Francis will triumph
No seismic shift yet in the Catholic Church but when it comes, expect a tsunami of change.
Last updated: 20 Oct 2014 08:26 GMT
Vatican eyes sainthood for El Salvador priest
Archbishop Romero, known for his criticism of the ruling junta, was killed in 1980 while leading mass in San Salvador.
Last updated: 26 Aug 2014 13:23 GMT
Filipino church flexes political muscle
The Church of Christ built a $200m megachurch while analysts say members vote in a block.
Last updated: 23 Jul 2014 12:21 GMT
Ghana World Cup fans seek asylum in Brazil
Hundreds of Ghanaians who went to Brazil to watch their team play in the World Cup seek asylum on religious grounds.
Last updated: 12 Jul 2014 05:17 GMT
Pope Francis meets abuse victims at Vatican
Critics say the meeting is exploiting victims and call on Catholic leaders to make details of abuse probes public.
Last updated: 07 Jul 2014 09:01 GMT
Irish church faces questions over mass grave
Bones of hundreds of children found in former septic tank thought to be those of orphans who died between 1926 and 1961.
Last updated: 04 Jun 2014 05:54 GMT
Pope seeks forgiveness for priests' sex abuse
Head of Catholic Church asks for pardon for "evil" committed by priests who molested children.
Last updated: 12 Apr 2014 05:25 GMT
Venezuela's Maduro hold talks with opposition
President hosts politicians as part of bid to put an end to two months of political unrest amid rising death toll.
Last updated: 11 Apr 2014 08:33 GMT
Speculation swirls over Benedict's successor
Some experts believe the time may have come for Roman Catholic Church to elect its first non-European leader.
Last updated: 21 Mar 2014 22:51 GMT
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