The Society of St. Pius X offered to celebrate a funeral for Erich Priebke after the diocese of Rome said the service would be allowed only in a private home.
Bishop Leonardo Medroso of Tagbilaran said the church in central Philippines was still assessing damage after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake left dozens dead.
The bishop, who said the Tuesday quake "was so strong," told the Asian church news portal ucanews.com that Spanish-era churches in the towns of Loon and Carmen collapsed. At least two people were reported trapped inside the Loon church, the bishop added.
Reports said the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon, considered one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, was also heavily damaged.
The president of the German bishops' conference said he is following the case of a bishop under fire for allegedly spending close to $40 million in renovations.
A Malaysian court said a Catholic newspaper may not use the word "Allah" to refer to God in its Malay-language edition.
A judge in the three-member appeals court said use of "the word Allah is not an integral part of the faith in Christianity. ... The usage of the word will cause confusion in the community."
Jesuit Fr. Lawrence Andrew, editor of the Herald, a Kuala Lumpur-based Catholic weekly, expressed disappointment in the ruling. Kuala Lumpur Archbishop Murphy Pakiam, the paper's publisher, said the church would appeal the ruling.
Zion Evrony, Israel's ambassador to the Vatican, lectured Tuesday night at Rockhurst University. He spoke with great hope about the future of Catholic-Jewish relations, particularly in light of Pope Francis' papacy.
Ghana's Cardinal Peter Turkson is in the middle of a genetically modified food fight, but he's determined not to let it get messy.
Archbishop’s closing legal aid office and firing staff may stall prosecution of crimes against humanity cases.
Human rights lawyers find a way to prosecutor crime against humanity in El Salvador’s decades hold civil war and dictatorships.
After it looked like Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart had moved the conversation surrounding excommunicated former priest Greg Reynolds away from an incident in which a dog was fed a piece of the Eucharist, recent comments seem to have brought that particular liturgy back into frame.
After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind their flag.
The country is in the midst of a swell of nationalism that began during the revolution in 2011 and intensified when citizens took to the streets in June of this year to call for the removal of President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.