""He's from a family that is so tight, that works so hard to raise their children correctly. It's just horrible.""
""Currently, more than 180 children are held in detention without having been convicted. Under the occupation, children can be held for one and a half years before their case goes to trial.""
Marsha de Cordova
British Labour MP
"There is a risk that Putin will read congratulatory messages from Western leaders like European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump as a plea for a return to business as usual."
Director of Foreign Policy, Centre for European Reform
""A powerful explosion rocked this area and right after that I saw many people running away.""
"“Every girl who speaks is paving the way for another.”"
Former Playboy model
"“Instead of engaging on the substantive concern, Russia has sought to confuse the picture with at best misleading procedural arguments.""
UK Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament
""The dark arts have arrived in full force online.""
US Democratic Congressman
"I won't be throwing fish anywhere."
Secrecy is a way of life at the Vatican, not least at the Vatican Bank.
For decades the Istituto per le Opere di Religione or Institute for Works
There has been an angry response to an Italian appeals court’s decision to reduce the jail term of a businessman sentenced for manslaughter over a
In keeping with his shy and modest ways, there was no public ceremony to mark the first papal resignation in six centuries.
But his words and calls
Pope Benedict XVI said he is not abandoning the Roman Catholic Church – during his final Sunday blessing at the Vatican before stepping down on
The Vatican has criticised the media for publishing what it calls “slanderous” reports since Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, due to take
Shockwaves from the pope’s surprise resignation announcement are continuing to be felt far and beyond the Vatican.
After his final public mass at
A year ago on February 10, 2012 the Italian daily newspaper “Il Fatto Quotidiano” published a document according to which Pope Benedict XVI was at
A criminologist who was investigating sexual abuse of minors by priests has been sacked German Roman Catholic bishops.
Christian Pfeiffer has
Pope Benedict has pardoned the man who stole his secrets. Papal butler Paolo Gabriele has walked out of his cell in the Vatican a free man after a
Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler and an alleged accomplice are to stand trial in the so-called ‘Vatileaks’ scandal.
Paolo Gabriele faces charges
The “Vatileaks” scandal surrounding the world headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church has taken another turn with the Vatican ordering the trial of
Pope Benedict has called for a profound renewal of the Catholic Church, at the start of an unprecedented summit in Rome designed to combat the sexual
An Irish Senator has called on the entire hierarchy of the country’s Catholic Church to resign, as a rift appears between the state and the Vatican
Catholic clergy in Ireland continued to conceal child sex abuse by priests even after the Church brought in rules in the mid-1990s to protect
Belgian victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have decided to ignore offers of compensation from their local bishops and go ahead with legal
The Vatican says bishops should hand over priests accused of sexually abusing children to the authorities so they can face legal action.
Victims of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have held a candlelight protest near St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
They had come from a dozen
Keen to fend off accusations of high-level complacency, the Vatican has updated its rules on dealing with abuse by priests.
Investigations will be
The former head of Belgium’s Catholic Church has been questioned by police over allegations that he failed to prevent a priest from sexually abusing
Police in Belgium have carried out major raids on the Catholic Church as part of an investigation into sex abuse.
Detectives seized computers and