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Pope Francis decries ‘fanaticism of indifference’ over migration
Pontiff says rescuing those making Mediterranean crossings is a ‘duty of humanity’ on first visit by a pope to Marseille in 500 years

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Lisa O'Carroll in Brussels

22, Sep, 2023 @5:53 PM

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Vatican considering report into ‘very serious’ allegations against former Broome bishop Christopher Saunders, church says
Archbishop of Perth says the former bishop has denied the ‘deeply distressing’ allegations

Nino Bucci

19, Sep, 2023 @3:37 AM

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Retired priest pleads not guilty to raping child in New Orleans in the late 70s
Lawrence Hecker, 92, earlier admitted to having sex with three underage boys in 1960s and 70s, but denied using violence

David Hammer of WWL-TV in New Orleans

13, Sep, 2023 @9:34 PM

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Vatican beatifies Polish family executed by Nazis for sheltering Jews
Ulma family including unborn child all beatified for their actions to help Jews during second world war

Guardian staff and agencies

10, Sep, 2023 @5:58 PM

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Andrew Scott: ‘We need a bit more of people not liking things’
Fleabag’s hot priest is about to take on his most liberating role yet: a one-man show of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in which he will play all nine roles, male and female

Rachel Cooke

10, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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New Orleans archbishop: local Catholic institutions must help with cost of clergy abuse claims
Gregory Aymond’s letter contradicts promises made to schools and churches when archdiocese declared bankruptcy in May 2020

Maya Yang and David Hammer of WWL-TV in New Orleans

09, Sep, 2023 @5:49 PM

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These women were told their babies would not survive – but Catholic-run public hospitals refused to provide abortions
Both Jennifer and Amy were devastated when their wanted pregnancies were deemed unviable, but they were forced to go elsewhere when Australia’s Catholic-run public hospitals would not terminate

Donna Lu

05, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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US cardinal, 93, not fit to stand trial over sexual abuse charges, judge rules
Massachusetts judge finds Theodore McCarrick, charged with molesting boy, 16, in 1974, not competent to stand trial due to dementia

Guardian staff and agency

30, Aug, 2023 @4:23 PM

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Reforms needed after ‘horrendous’ Catholic church approach in paedophile priest cases, lawyers say
Lawyers say strategy a ‘matter of continuing concern’ after church succeeds in permanently blocking claim by two Indigenous men

Christopher Knaus

24, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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NSW court rules Catholic church can’t get a fair trial in civil case over paedophile priest
The Catholic church has successfully argued it can’t get a fair trial for alleged child abuse perpetrated by notorious priest David Joseph Perrett because Perrett and other key witnesses have died

Christopher Knaus

23, Aug, 2023 @3:50 AM

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A culture of silence has beset Catholicism for too long | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to Georgina Lawton’s article about her decision to leave the Catholic faith behind

18, Aug, 2023 @5:06 PM

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Catholic church uses death of paedophile priest in bid to stop survivor suing NSW diocese, court hears
Church claims it cannot get fair trial in case involving the notorious David Joseph Perrett in legal tactic that has drawn widespread criticism

Christopher Knaus

16, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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