Pope sacks Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting abuser priest

Pope Francis has dismissed a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Bishop in mob town seeks godfather moratorium

A southern Italian archbishop has proposed a 10-year moratorium on the naming of godfathers in a bid to stem the way mob bosses uses the "padrino" system to spread their influence and authority to the next generation.

Pak court seeks help from Bishop on Christian Divorce Act

A Pakistani court has sought help from the Bishop of Lahore on a petition challenging the century-old Christian Divorce Act which says that a Christian man can divorce his wife only on the grounds of adultery.

HC upholds order holding bishop guilty of contempt of court

Madras High Court Saturday upheld a single judge`s order holding a bishop guilty of contempt of court.

New bishop consecrated for CBE Diocese

Timothy Ravinder was on Saturday consecrated as the sixth Bishop of the CSI Coimbatore Diocese.

Bulgarian bishop donates Rolex for church`s electricity bills

A Bulgarian bishop has donated his expensive Rolex watch to a local church to enable it to pay off an electricity bill.

China govt church strips Shanghai bishop of title

Thaddeus Ma Daqin, an auxiliary bishop in Shanghai, announced his resignation from China`s Patriotic Catholic Association after his ordination in July.

Swaziland gets first female Anglican bishop

Ellinah Wamukoya, 61, was consecrated Saturday to serve as the church`s bishop in Swaziland, a tiny, impoverished nation surrounded by South Africa that is the continent`s last absolute monarchy.

China probing bishop who quit government church

Shanghai`s auxiliary Bishop Ma Daqin announced that he was leaving the Catholic Patriotic Association at the end of his ordination ceremony.

China detains bishop for quitting official post

Thaddeus Ma Daqin announced his resignation from China`s Patriotic Catholic Association at his ordination mass on Saturday.

Delhi bishop disagrees with Anna to continue fast

Delhi Archbishop Vincent M
Concessao, disagreed
with the Gandhian on his decision to continue with his fast
and warned against "subverting democratic processes".

China`s Catholic church `to ordain another bishop`

The ordination would be Beijing`s third without a papal mandate in eight months.

China to name bishop without pope approval: Report

China forced its Roman Catholics to cut ties with the Vatican in 1951.

Sacked bishop accuses Vatican of authoritarianism

An Australian bishop who said he was forced to resign after a dispute with the Vatican on Tuesday accused the Catholic Church of "creeping authoritarianism".

Bishop confirms Gaddafi son`s death, wants ceasefire

A senior Catholic official has called for a ceasefire after reports confirmed that Gadaffi`s son Seif had been killed.

The Bishop of London`s Sermon

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” So said St Catherine of Siena whose festival day it is today. Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves.

Shortage of Bishops a major problem for Chinese Catholics

11 dioceses are awaiting approval of their
elected spiritual leaders.

Italy`s top Bishop slams Berlusconi for scandal

Italy`s top bishop has issued scathing criticism of Premier Silvio Berlusconi over his sex scandal.

Church shows disrespect to two Dalit youth, alleges

The JCC urged authorities to take action against the vicar of the Maramon Saint Joseph`s Catholic church and the bishop of Vijayapuram diocese, for showing `disrespect` to the bodies of
two dalit youths.

Bishop’s slur at Royal wedding causes mass furore

As speculation grows over the date of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton next year, a prominent bishop has provoked a storm of outrage by claiming that the matrimony will last not more than seven years. According to reports, Church of England Bishop Pete Broadbent described the Royal Family as ‘philanderers’ with a record of marriage break-ups who ‘cost an arm and a leg’.