Scottish bishops authorize independent audit of each diocese

The Catholic bishops of Scotland have authorized an independent audit of every diocese in the country to ensure child protection procedures are as robust as possible.

'Today God has answered their prayers': Pakistan releases Asia Bibi

Pakistani authorities freed Asia Bibi, a Catholic woman acquitted of blasphemy, and she has flown to Canada to join her family at a secret address.

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.