Women priests are possible, says new Vatican finance council member

Law professor Charlotte Kreuter-Kirchhof, recently appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the high-level group that oversees the Vatican's finances, said Aug. 10 that she regards it possible that women could serve as priests in the Catholic Church and in top roles within the Vatican bureaucracy.

Former Pope Benedict XVI sees church threatened by pseudo-humanism

The former Pope Benedict XVI said the Catholic Church is threatened by a "worldwide dictatorship of seemingly humanist ideologies."

German bishops to comment on the role of their predecessors in World War II

The catholic bishops in Germany plan to examine the actions of the church during the Second World War as part of their commemoration of the 75th anniversary of its end.

Another leading official quits German Bishops’ Conference

The leadership of the German Bishops’ Conference has never been hit by so much change at any one time. The secretary of the organisation, Hans Langendoerfer, has said he will step down, weeks after president Reinhard Marx announced his retirement.