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Ruins of Greco-Roman city found in Egypt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:08

Italian and Egyptian experts have discovered the ruins of a city that dates back to the Greco-Roman era in the province of al-Bahira, north-east of Cairo, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati said.

Ex-Vatican envoy defrocked for sex abuse

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:46

The Vatican`s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted of sex abuse by a church tribunal and defrocked pending further criminal proceedings in the first case of its kind.

Jayalalithaa condoles death of Cardinal Lourdusamy

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 14:00

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday condoled the death of Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, saying he was a "pillar of the Catholic community".

Hundreds of thousands of evangelicals march in Rio

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 04:11

Hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians held a "March for Jesus" Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, a show of their churches` growing heft in the world`s largest Roman Catholic country.

Women in love with priests ask pope to make celibacy optional

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 14:44

Priestly celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church, while not a unchangeable dogma, is a tradition going back more than 1,000 years.

Google celebrates Audrey Hepburn`s 85th birthday with pink doodle

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 09:38

Google today honours the legendary British actress Audrey Hepburn with a pink doodle on her 85th birth anniversary.

Pope asks forgiveness for "evil" of priestly child abuse

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:36

Pope Francis made his first public plea for forgiveness on Friday for the "evil" committed by priests who molested children.

German bishops commission new sex abuse probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 02:35

Germany`s Roman Catholic Church today launched a new study into sexual abuse by clergy after a first attempt involving criminologists ended in acrimony last year.

I`m not a superman, Pope Francis says

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 18:48

Pope Francis has played down the notion that he is a "superman" who will bring sweeping reforms to the Roman Catholic church, stressing that its ban on contraception and opposition to gay marriage will remain in place.

Pope tells cardinals to shun intrigue, cliques of a royal court

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 16:45

Pope Francis urged cardinals, who make up the top echelon of the Roman Catholic Church, on Sunday to shun the intrigue, gossip and cliques typical of a royal court.

Poland arrests suspected paedophile priest

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 20:12

Polish police on Monday arrested a Roman Catholic priest suspected of sex offences against children in the Dominican Republic, state prosecutors said.

Jihadists kill 4 near Roman ruins in Tunisia: Ministry

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 23:26

Jihadists shot dead two people in a car at a roadblock near Roman ruins in Tunisia and two policemen who later sped to the scene, the interior ministry said on Sunday.