English cardinal shocked to learn vicar sent two pedophiles to U.S.

An English cardinal has told an inquiry into child abuse of his shock at learning that a vicar general of his former archdiocese tried to help two pedophile priests escape to the United States.

Catholic brother hails trial of Belgian docs for violating euthanasia law

The head of a Catholic order that runs homes for psychiatric patients welcomed the first prosecutions of Belgian doctors for an illegal act of euthanasia.

British archbishop apologizes for church's response to abuse survivors

A Catholic archbishop publicly apologized to the victims of child abuse during a government-backed inquiry that shed light on allegations against priests over half a century.

Asia Bibi's acquittal of blasphemy challenged in Pakistan Supreme Court

The acquittal of a Pakistani Catholic woman sentenced to hang for blasphemy is to be challenged in the country's Supreme Court, according to her husband.