Trial of Catholic lay leader highlights gaps in church's sex abuse oversight

The sexual abuse trial of Piero Alfio Capuana, the lay leader of the 5,000-member Catholic Culture and Environment Association, began in this small Sicilian city on Sept. 15, three years after the abuse allegedly took place. 

Pope Francis' team joins up with star athletes like Ronaldo to say: 'We all run together'

Not every sports team can claim Pope Francis as its honorary captain. But Athletica Vaticana — a 70-member team that includes bishops, nuns and Swiss guards — is proud to claim the pontiff as one of its own.

Seven years later, still no trace of Jesuit priest kidnapped in Syria

Seven years after the disappearance of an Italian Jesuit priest in Syria, family members and Vatican officials address his legacy and demand the truth about what happened to the thousands who vanished in the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

Government of Nicaragua 'irresponsible' in handling the pandemic, bishop says

In the Central American country of Nicaragua, already faced with high poverty rates and civil unrest, the government is failing to properly address the coronavirus pandemic, according to one Catholic bishop.