Kazakh bishops' official says Catholics 'shocked' by January riots

In response to early January riots in Kazakhstan, the country's bishops called on priests to "continue praying for an early resolution and the reestablishment of peace and prosperity."

Spanish bishops meet with pope, vow to investigate sex abuse cases

In the wake of a report revealing hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse in Spain, the country's bishops assured Pope Francis that every diocese has established a commission that will investigate allegations of abuse.

Two Catholic universities among group sued over financial aid practices

The University of Notre Dame in Indiana and Georgetown University are among a group of some 16 private educational institutions named in a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to fix student financial aid distribution formulas among them.

Vatican announces 'Pilgrims of Hope' as motto for Holy Year 2025

Pope Francis approved "Pilgrims of Hope" as the motto for the Holy Year 2025.