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Pope names 7 new saints, seeks to revive faith


Pope Benedict XVI added seven more saints onto the roster of Catholic role models on Sunday, saying their example would strengthen the church it tries to rekindle the faith in places where it's laggin

German priest fired for decades old sex abuse

The Catholic Church has fired a German priest for sexually abusing five underage boys more than 30 years ago.

The diocese of Trier in western Germany says Bishop Stephan Ackermann dismissed the unna

Fresh leaks as whistleblower fingers top Vatican hierarchy


Just 10 days after the pope's butler was arrested in an investigation into Holy See leaks, an Italian daily on Sunday published fresh whistleblower letters, suggesting the scandal is far from over.

Vatican has long history of intrigue and controversy


Pope Benedict is fighting the worst crisis of his papacy, but his problems are only the latest in a long history of controversies and intrigue in the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Irish bishops quickly report new sex abuse cases: Vatican

Irish bishops are quickly reporting new cases of sex abuse, the Vatican said on Tuesday in a report following an apostolic visit to Ireland after a paedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church there.


Archbishop of Canterbury to step down amid rifts


Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, said on Friday he will resign at the end of the year after a decade of turmoil over female and gay bishops.


$2bn cost for Catholic Church abuse scandals: Experts


A wave of clerical sex abuse scandals have cost the Catholic Church over two billion dollars (1.5 billion euros) but the real price is the blow to its reputation, two US experts said on Wednesday.


De-baptism in Belgium on rise in wake of child abuse

Jan. 10: The child abuse scandals that are rocking Belgium’s powerful Catholic Church are also shaking the faith of followers: more and more people are asking to be struck off baptism registers — a gl

Pope okays use of condoms - sometimes


London: Breaking with years of Roman Catholic teaching, the Pope has said the use of condoms can be justified 'in certain cases'.

In a book, Benedict XVI has signalled that the contraceptive could be

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