Ех-priest gets 30 years in prison for child abuse in Spain
The Spanish Catholic Church said early in 2022 it was deeply saddened by the abuses and would work with the authorities and bring transparency, help and reparations to victims.
Ex-pope Benedict admits giving ‘incorrect’ info to abuse inquiry
This has been blamed on an editing 'oversight'.
Catholic Church facing wave of paedophile sex abuse allegations in Poland
A senior bishop apologises to minors who have been abused by 'the evil in the church'.
Pope unveils major new rules on pornography, abortion, women priests – all still forbidden
The revisions form the most extensive revision of Roman Catholic rules and procedures in 40 years.
Catholic Church ties itself in knots over gays tying the knot
Pope Francis has approved the response by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, saying it is 'not intended to be a form of unjust discrimination, but rather a reminder of the truth of the liturgical rite'.
Child sex abuse trial of defrocked US priest in East Timor abruptly postponed
The case against Richard Daschbach is East Timor’s first child sex case brought against a priest.
Near-total abortion ban ignites huge protests across Poland
Termination is now allowed only in cases of rape or incest or when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother.
Pope allows women more important roles in Catholic Church ceremonies
By changing Catholic law, the Pope has made it impossible for conservative bishops to block his reform.
Catholic officials ask reporters to keep details of child abuse report secret
All eight of the journalists invited to the event refused to sign the agreement and walked out.
Fierce Argentina abortion debate to end in Senate vote
If the bill passes, it will make Argentina the first big country in Catholic Latin America to allow abortion on demand.