François Fillon becoming the conservative candidate for France's presidential election is as unforeseen as the role religion played in rallying Catholic voters behind him.
Despite support in rural and suburban areas, the head of the far-right, xenophobic National Front faces more challenges than Trump or Brexit — including her even more extremist niece.
Lyon, France -- The local archbishop has suspended four priests for abuse of minors and notified judicial authorities.
French authorities have released hard-hitting messages against hate speech and discrimination in hiring as part of the three-year, $115 million (100 million euro) bid to fight racism and discrimination.
The French Prime Minister called on Cardinal Philippe Barbarin to "assume his responsibilities" amid pedophilia cover-up allegations.
Catholics and Lutherans made another step toward joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 by issuing common liturgical guidelines for ecumenical services to mark the occasion.
One year after the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the nation's bishops asked what people learned and emphasized that religions must live and work together in society.
Eco Catholic: Thirteen days of negotiations and around-the-clock sessions at COP21 culminated in the first global framework for all nations, rich and poor, to collectively address climate change.
After reciting the Angelus at the Vatican, Pope Francis said the COP21 climate agreement required a "concerted commitment" to continue forward.
Paris -- World leaders here Saturday evening reached the first-ever globally binding deal to address climate change. Catholics question if it will fully protect the vulnerable.