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'I received the necessary medical treatments and now feel kind of normal,' the 83-year-old tells reporters in a video posted on his official Twitter account
The suspect is arrested at the Roman Catholic basilica shortly after the attack in front of 50 people and a television audience, while priest Claude Grou is taken to hospital
The person found guilty, known only as Facebook user 'Ayea Yea,' will be jailed for 10 years and 10 months after pleading guilty to 10 charges of anti-religious activity and the misuse of communications networks
'I am waiting for the Holy See to assume its responsibilities,' French European Minister Nathalie Loiseau says when asked if Luigi Ventura should see his diplomatic immunity lifted
The investigation could result in a canonical trial and George Pell's eventual expulsion from the priesthood
Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' closest advisers, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes
'The entire Church must take an honest look, undertake rigorous discernment, and then act decisively,' says Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias
(UPDATED) 'We humbly and sorrowfully admit that wounds have been inflicted by us bishops on the victims and in fact the entire body of Christ,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle tells the assembly
Pope Francis says the problem can be found 'anywhere' but is prevalent in 'some new congregations and in some regions'
The Mauni Amavasya – or new moon day – is the most auspicious day of the 48-day Kumbh Mela festival
The pope's highly publicized 48-hour visit to the United Arab Emirates will also include an open-air Mass on Tuesday, February 5, for 135,000 of the Muslim country's million Catholic residents
'She should now be free to reunite with her family and seek safety in a country of her choice,' Amnesty International says in a statement
The pope has made two trips to Asia since his election 5 years ago, visiting the Philippines and Sri Lanka in 2014, followed by Myanmar and Bangladesh in 2017
The app, which will be introduced early next year, is aimed at ensuring a regular flow of tourists at the Church of the Nativity
The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church
Of the 38 countries where freedom is threatened, the situation has worsened in 18 of them, 'in particular in two of the most populous countries in the world, China and India'
The Australian Grand Mufti and other senior Muslim figures in Australia say they are 'deeply concerned and disappointed' with comments by Prime Minister Scott Morrison
(UPDATED) Police say about 20 other people are injured after 2 armed men on a motorcycle forced their way into a building where the Nirankari spiritual group was meeting
Asia Bibi's release comes a week after her acquittal in a landmark case that triggered angry Islamist protests in Muslim-majority Pakistan
According to estimates, as many as one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being kept in extrajudicial detention in China's fractious far western Xinjiang region
'We are tolerating remarks against us but action can be taken according to the law and constitution,' says the Pakistan military spokesman. 'Don’t force us into taking an action.'
'The appeal is allowed. She has been acquitted. The judgement of high court as well as trial court is reversed. Her conviction is set aside,' says Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar
'Was it right to prioritize the church before us, his family? Was it right that he hides money from me and yet generously donate to them?'
Magistrate Robert Stone has decided Philip Wilson will not need to spend time behind bars, with his age and prior good record taken into account
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Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo likens President Rodrigo Duterte to an 'academician' weighing in on the 'logic' behind the Bible's creation story
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, thanks the Department of Justice for its 'wise' decision on Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox
'Ikaw ba ay pumapalakpak pa rin? Ikaw ba ay tumatawa pa rin? Katawa-tawa pa rin ba ito sa iyo?' sabi nina Archbishop Socrates Villegas at mga kapwa niya pari ng Arkidiyosesis ng Lingayen-Dagupan
Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna and fellow papal envoy Jordi Bertomeu will take witness statements from victims of sexual abuse within the Church
Archbishop Socrates Villegas and other leaders call on President Rodrigo Duterte 'to stop the verbal persecution of the Catholic Church,' as they denounce the killing of Father Richmond Nilo
Dear children, as for those who dare to teach you error, pray for them and forgive them. They might be insane or possessed. They need God.
'Let us once again come together and receive God's grace through the intercession of our beloved St John Paul II,' says the Manila Cathedral on its Facebook page
'Sa mundong sumasamba sa mga huwad na diyos, bumalik tayo sa Carmel,' writes Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for 'Salubong at Traslacion'
While she has joined rallies for social justice, Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox calls these activities 'part and parcel of my apostolate and missionary work'
While there has been growing support for the passage of the divorce law, there is still no assurance from legislators that this would happen anytime soon
The public veneration of the blood relic at the Manila Cathedral lasts until 8 pm on Saturday, April 7, and resumes from 6 am to 8 pm on Sunday, April 8
(UPDATED) Under the deal, the Vatican could agree to recognize 7 bishops who were chosen by the Communist government
If we can recognize the importance of ethnically and physically diverse role models in our media, why can’t we do the same for faith? Why do we continue to allow images of a whitened Jesus to dominate?
To navigate on mobile and see each church in 360-degree view, scroll up and down or swipe left and right on the screen, while listening to and praying the Stations of the Cross
Monsignor Louie Patalinghug Galbines succeeds Bishop Patricio Abella Buzon, who was made bishop of Bacolod in May 2016
Christian leaders decide to reopen the church after Israel suspends tax measures they strongly oppose
(2nd UPDATE) Christian leaders are angered over attempts by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem to enforce tax collection on church property they consider commercial, saying exemptions only apply to places of worship or religious teaching
'Maglakad para sa buhay,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle ahead of the Walk for Life on Saturday, February 24
Donald Trump orders American flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other US public buildings and facilities on the day of Graham's interment
(3rd UPDATE) Influential American evangelist Billy Graham dies at the age of 99, his family says
"For the first time I feel they are listening to us," says Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of Chilean priest Fernando Karadima
(UPDATED) Jokhang houses one of Tibetan Buddhism's most venerated icons – the Jowo Shakyamuni, a statue believed to be 1 of just 3 crafted during the Buddha's actual lifetime
'The Manila Cathedral will be open all night until the following day for those who may want to pray and keep vigil in the presence of the Little Flower'
'The newly-appointed members will add to the commission's global perspective in the protection of minors and vulnerable adults,' says US Cardinal Sean O'Malley