Pope Francis hails peace in postwar Mozambique
The leader of the Catholic Church has urged Mozambique's political leaders to uphold peace and tone down divisive rhetoric. The country is hoping to avert political violence in the run-up to elections slated for October.
Pope laments abortion with controversial 'hit man' remark
The head of the Catholic Church has equated getting an abortion for medical reasons with hiring a contract killer. German officials have condemned such rhetoric, saying it is "absolutely unacceptable."
DR Congo Catholic Church still reticent about accepting election result
DR Congo Catholic Church still reticent about accepting the election result.
Report details widespread sexual abuse by German priests
A report commissioned by the Catholic Church has found that more than 1500 priests sexually abused thousands of mostly male children and teens in Germany over 70 years. DW visited a church in western Germany to talk with a priest and his parishioners.
Catholic church protests herdsmen killings in Lagos
The Catholic church on Tuesday, May 22, staged a peaceful protest in Lagos State over incessant killings by herdsmen and other marauders in Nigeria.
Pope Francis celebrates Epiphany at the Vatican
The head of the Catholic church lead followers in the feast of Epiphany which marks the end of the Christmas season.
Interior of Church show destruction after suicide bomb attack
At least 8 people killed and up to 45 wounded after two men attacked a Catholic church in Pakistan.
Pope Francis to canonise Mother Teresa
More than 100,000 people from around the world have gathered in Rome for the canonisation of Mother Teresa. Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, will formally proclaim her a saint on Sunday.