Canada has reached a settlement agreement worth US$2.09 billion, (€1.93 billion) with representatives of Indigenous peoples, abused for nearly a century by Church residential institutions. The sum will be placed in a not-for-profit trust aimed at financing Indigenous education, culture, and language, the Canadian government announced.
Benedict XVI, the 265th pope of the Catholic Church, died Saturday at the age of 95. He was the longest-serving Supreme Pontiff in history, having surpassed Leo XIII (1810-1903).
Colombian Catholic groups have filed a petition before the Archdiocese of Bogotá for the ex-communication of presidential hopeful Rodolfo Hernández for his “deep offenses” against the Virgin Mary, it was reported.
Pope Francis Sunday raised the first Uruguayan national to sainthood from St. Peter's Square when he canonized Mother Francisca Rubatto, an Italian-Uruguayan nun who lived between 1844 and 1904.
A distraught Pope Francis again pledged justice for the victims of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church, following the devastating report which revealed that former Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI failed to act in several cases of abuse, almost a cover-up, while a bishop in Germany.
A Catholic mass will soon be offered in Spanish at St Mary’s church in Falkland Islands' capital, Stanley in a bid to make services more accessible. The Falklands community is richly diverse, including a strong representation of South American nationalities.
The sins of the flesh are not the most serious said Pope Francis this week in reference to the recent resignation of the Archbishop of Paris. However, he condemned the injustice of the resignation of Michel Aupetit, because of media reports about an alleged intimate relation of the archbishop with a woman.
Argentine president Alberto Fernandez and the political and power struggle that emerged from Sunday, September 12 primary elections cataclysm received scathing criticisms from the Pope and the Catholic Church.
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera Thursday met with Pope Francis at The Vatican during one of his stops on his current European tour.
Two more Catholic churches have been apparently set on fire in Canada's Pacific province of British Columbia, making it four that have been destroyed since the discovery of mass graves at two defunct boarding schools for First Nations children.