Vatican rebukes priests over 'tariffs' for weddings, funerals
The Vatican on Monday reminded its priests they should not be charging fixed prices for celebrating weddings and funerals...
Easter 2020 and COVID-19: High in spirit, low in funfare
Tomorrow, majority of Christians across the globe will not congregate to sing Robert Lowry’s popular Easter hymn, ‘Low in the grave He lay’ with its victory-inspiring refrain...
Catholic church opposes death penalty for kidnappers in Osun
The Osun State House of Assembly yesterday held a public hearing session on a bill for a law to prohibit kidnapping, banditry, ritual killings and other related offences, and recommended death penalty for kidnappers.
Pope Francis sides with traditionalists on priest celibacy
n quashing the idea of married priests in the Amazon, Pope Francis has appeased traditionalists while disappointing progressives who had hoped for a historic turning point in the Catholic church.
China ordains first bishop after Vatican deal
China has ordained its first bishop since reaching an agreement with the Catholic Church intended to encourage a rapprochement between Beijing and the Holy See.
CAN, NPP take anti-cultism, drug abuse campaign to church
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Nigerian Policing Programme (NPP) on Sunday, took the campaign of anti-cultism and drug abuse to churches...
Sri Lanka bomber queued at hotel buffet then unleashed devastation
The suicide bomber waited patiently in a queue for the Easter Sunday breakfast buffet at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off explosives strapped to his back. Carrying a plate, the man, who had registered at the hotel the night before as Mohamed Azzam Mohamed, was just about to be served when he set…
Polish church admits clergy abused hundreds of children
Poland's powerful Catholic church on Thursday published a report admitting that nearly 400 of its clergy had sexually abused children and minors over the last three decades, reflecting findings published last month by a charity focused on abuse in the church. The Polish Bishops' Conference said in its report that it found 382 clergy sexually…