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US slams Sri Lanka over intimidation of war victims

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 02:43

The United States led Western criticism of Sri Lanka today after pro-government activists broke up a meeting of US diplomats and ethnic Tamils who lost loved ones in the island`s separatist war.

Pope promises `solutions` to priestly celibacy: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:08

Pope Francis promised "solutions" to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday, but was quickly refuted by the Vatican.

Pope begs forgiveness for `sacrilegious cult` of Church sexual abuse

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 02:27

Pope apologises for "sacrilegious cult" of Church``s sexual abuse

Pope meets sex abuse victims for first time

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:36

Pope Francis met clerical sex abuse victims for the first time Monday, amid criticism that he has been slow to deal with a scandal hugely damaging to the Catholic Church.

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.

Priest killed, another injured in US shooting

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 03:54

Police were hunting on Thursday a gunman or gunmen who killed one priest and injured another at a Catholic church in Arizona.

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".

Irish church under fire over children`s mass grave

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 05:32

The Catholic Church in Ireland is facing fresh accusations of child neglect after a researcher found records for 796 young children believed to be buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage for the children of unwed mothers.

30 killed at Central African Rep church

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 01:44

Muslim rebels stormed a Catholic church compound in the capital of Central African Republic on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people in a hail of gunfire and grenades, witnesses said.

Pope says favours celibacy for priests but door open to change

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 07:19

Pope Francis on Monday said he believed that Roman Catholic priests should be celibate but the rule was not an unchangeable dogma, and "the door is always open" to change.

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.

Pope condemns Catholic Church `profiteers`

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 19:52

Pope Francis on Monday condemned "profiteers" and "climbers" who used the Catholic Church to make money as he embarks on Vatican reforms aimed at promoting greater transparency and doing more to help the needy.