"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
The world’s oldest standing army has 40 new members after a Swiss Guard swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican.
The Pope took offence to the word "mother" being used to describe a deadly weapon.
Catholics in Egypt make up less than 1% of the population, but Pope Francis wants to strengthen dialogue between religions.
Pope Francis' surprise TED talk carries a message of warning to the powerful.
Referring to the blast near Aleppo which killed more than 100 people, Francis said Syrians were the "victims of a war that does not cease to sow horror and death."
Pope Francis has led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter, urging the faithful not to ignore the plight of immigrants, the poor and other vulnerable people.
Catholics in the colonial town of Taxco in southern Mexico marked the start of the Holy Week by re-enacting the Passion of Christ.
Pope Francis raised the themes of shame and hope as he led the traditional ‘Way of the Cross’ service at Rome’s Colosseum, late on Good Friday.
Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a reenactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion
Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of inmates at a jail housing Mafia turncoats on Thursday, again putting his own stamp on a traditional Holy Week ritual.
Hundreds of Catholics in the Philippines are celebrating the pre-Easter festival Maundy Thursday.
Rome's homeless can keep their clothes clean courtesy of a new papal initiative
Worshippers gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to mark Palm Sunday, waving palm branches during the procession next to the newly restored Tomb of…
The Armenian presence in Europe stretches from London to Larnaca, Lisbon to Lviv; the Armenian Catholic Mkhitarian Congregation is among the most impactful examples of that legacy and this year marks
The app tracks the priest closest to you available for a confession
Pope Francis has said he is willing to consider ordaining older married men in isolated communities, but has ruled out sweeping changes to the church’s strict rules on celibacy for…
Paris court rules against CNAFC in its case against Gleeden.
The Catholic Church in Australia releases data suggesting child sex abuse between 1950 and 2010 was widespread, but largely ignored.
Posters have appeared around Rome accusing the Pontiff of attacking conservative Catholics.
The signs, which were quickly covered up by the authorities, were put up by mystery activists during the nig
The gloves are off between the president of the Philppines and the Catholic Church as they threaten to come to blows over his hardline war on drugs.