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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma suspends masses to help stop spread of novel coronavirus
The Grace River Church continued holding services despite repeated government requests for the public to avoid group activities, including religious meetings
The church says it took the measures after consulting government and medical officials, and has 'sought the Lord's guidance in these matters'
(3rd UPDATE) Most Catholic churches in Metro Manila suspend public Masses starting March 14
A Vatican source clarifies that anyone who expresses a wish to pray at the basilica can still pass through the police barrier and walk onto the main square
The novel coronavirus changes even the way people practice their faith in predominantly Catholic Philippines
The tours are scheduled on March 14, March 28, and April 5
Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin is the most senior French priest to be caught up in a global pedophilia scandal that has seen clergy hauled before courts from Argentina to Australia
In a message to his followers, the sect's founder calls the outbreak the 'work of the devil,' but also says they are 'the sons of God' and will triumph over it
The Shincheonji Church of Jesus is accused of submitting false lists of its members to authorities
Why did Pius XII stay silent during the extermination of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust?
Most of South Korea's novel coronavirus are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, an entity often accused of being a cult
Head of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, Thich Quang Do has spent most of his life advocating for religious freedom and human rights in communist-run Vietnam
(UPDATED) A man in his 60s in North Gyeongsang province tests positive for the coronavirus after dying Wednesday, February 19, following symptoms of pneumonia
'I could no longer claim membership in the Catholic Church in good faith – not just because of the hypocrites in her, but because of the inherent hypocrisy in her system'
Pope Francis also issues a message of support to nongovernmental organizations and governments coming to the aid of migrants
'As Catholics, we need to be responsible in playing our part to contain the spread of this virus,' says Singapore Archbishop William Goh
'We were raped, sexually assaulted, and physically tortured by Catholic priests, nuns, and lay people,' the victims write to the pope
In the Pope's highly anticipated text, there is no mention of priestly marriage, a controversial suggestion for increasing the number of priests in remote areas of the Amazon
The Pope is being pressured to open the priesthood to married men in the Amazon, as well as to give women a greater role to play
The Unification Church founded by Sun Myung-Moon distributed face coverings to the 30,000 crowd, but only some donned them
The trial court rules that Cardinal Philippe Barbarin chose not to tell the authorities of the abuse allegations 'in order to preserve the institution to which he belongs'
What led our podcast guest David Ong to his atheism? What values does he hold? Would he raise his child godless or marry a staunch Catholic? Let's find out!
The church says it is accommodating January and February weddings scheduled in places affected by the eruption
'I cannot keep silent!' Benedict writes in a book, which follows an extraordinary meeting of bishops last year that recommended the ordination of married men in certain circumstances
French investigators have looked into claims made against former ambassador to France Luigi Venture, who has denied the allegations of sexual abuse
The actor, a known devotee of the Black Nazarene, posts a photo of himself attending one of the masses at Quiapo Church
Thousands flock to the San Sebastian Church for the annual Dungaw, where the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de San Sebastian looks out from the church's terrace as the Black Nazarene passes
For some Christians, it is idolatry. For the Catholic Church it is a grand case of the so-called 'popular piety'
In a country where critics say guns are too readily available, the laws in Texas are among the most permissible
China's officially atheist government is wary of any organized movements outside its own control, including religious ones
A gunman kills a churchgoer and injures another before other parishioners return fire
Theodore McCarrick, who faces accusations of sexual harassment, sent checks totaling more than $600,000 to clerics in Rome and elsewhere
The report states that Legionaries of Christ founder Marcial Maciel abused as many as 60 children and that a total of 33 priests or deacons acknowledged to have committed sexual assaults against minors since 1941
Pope Francis limits the college dean's term to two five-year terms – a change from current rules that allow the dean to remain in post as long as he chooses
'We are no longer the only ones today to produce culture, neither the first nor the most listened to,' says Pope Francis
'It is the right thing for us to do,' and for victims of abuse it is 'important to healing,' says Erik Oland, the head of the Jesuits of Canada
So-called pontifical secrecy is a rule of confidentiality designed to protect sensitive information related to the governance of the Roman Catholic Church
Rappler compiles the Simbang Gabi schedules in key churches and chapels – including those in shopping malls – across the country
'We put them in different cages, as a symbol representing our community, and all immigrants, who are being held in detention centers and need our help,' says the co-creator of the installation
The Vatican says in a statement that it accepts the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone, from the Buffalo diocese in New York state
The Patriarch, a 73-year-old monk who has led the Church for a decade, says the bill targeting domestic violence is an attempt to 'legalise outside forces interfering in family life,' which he called a 'sacred space'
The Farmers Development Center also says their inclusion in the red list was meant to 'silence our advocacy' for farmers rights
An angry-looking Jesus. Images of tormented souls in purgatory. An all-seeing eye. A chapel in Negros Occidental gives us a glimpse of Judgment Day.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle also urges other churches from various dioceses to lend a helping hand to communities in need
Ecuadorian nun Ines Azucena Zambrano Jara says women took an active part in the synod, with some of them defining themselves as 'synod mothers'
'To say that the Vatican is at danger of default is false,' says Honduran Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, who heads a group of 6 cardinals that advise Pope Francis on economic reforms
'Provocative criticisms from skeptics, agnostics, and atheists should in fact be welcomed as a means for us Catholics to let our faith grow deeper and perhaps evolve'
Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli says while he accepted the testimony of the victim that convicted Pell, he believes his colleague was the victim of mistaken identity. He did not offer any evidence to support the claim.
'The deployment of additional troops complicated the already worsening human rights situation in the areas,' says the United Methodist Church