Catholics in Egypt make up less than 1% of the population, but Pope Francis wants to strengthen dialogue between religions.
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.
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
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.
French politics has no analogue to America’s alt-right milieu – with its conspiracy theories, talk shows, online trolling, and fake news – that fueled Trump’s campaign. But Fillon’s supporters, too, reject multiculturalism and have responded to their status anxiety by dismissing expertise.
Huge crowds have come out on the streets of the Philippine capital Manila to honour an iconic statue known as the Black Nazarene.
On the feast of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr, Pope Francis paid tribute to Christians in the Middle East who have clung to their faith during persecution by Islamist…
These ceremonies are a far cry from Sunday service, with everything from Ice plunging pilgrimages in St Petersburg to flagellation in the Phillipines.
A woman has been killed after a man burst into a retirement home for African missionaries near Montpellier in southern France.
Pope Francis has restated that “abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life” but “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seek
Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.
Pope Francis has appointed 17 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, 13 of whom are under 80 years-old making them eligible to replace him in future.