Attacks on Christian churches in Egypt appeared to be the result of Islamist extremists' anger over what they perceived as Christian support for the ouster of Mohammed Morsi.
Speaking on behalf of Catholics in Egypt, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak said the violence and unrest in his country are "not a political struggle between different factions, but a war against terrorism."
In a statement Sunday, the patriarch said the country's Catholics strongly support "all state institutions, particularly the armed forces and the police for all their efforts in protecting our homeland."
Cardinal Tagle calls for thorough investigation of redirected money intended for poverty programs.
Grace on the Margins: The bans on gay propaganda and adoption have come as the Vladmir Putin has strengthened ties with the Russian Orthodox Church.
Fr. Wojciech Lemanski's dismissal highlights tensions in Europe's most disciplined and inscrutable Catholic establishment.
After more than a week with no word from Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, an Italian priest who worked for decades in Syria, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said, "it seems he has been kidnapped by an Islamist group" that is a "local version of al-Qaida," the terrorist group.
A Madagascar archbishop confirmed in talks with leading U.S. church leaders that Catholic Relief Services is not providing or facilitating access to contraceptives and abortifacients in its health care programs in his archdiocese.
The bishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, has apologized for the abuse of children at two Catholic schools in Scotland over a 30-year period.
As a sign of his "esteem and friendship," Pope Francis said he wanted to write this year's Vatican message to Muslims about to celebrate the end of their Ramadan fast.
Two Slovenian archbishops, including the president of the Slovenian bishops' conference, resigned because of their connection to multimillion-dollar financial losses by the archdiocese of Maribor.