It is estimated that 216,000 children have been abused clerics in the French Catholic Church since the 1950s. The inquiry that unearthed the scale of the abuse could also lead the way to reforms within the church.
After a meeting with Pope Francis on a a farewell trip to Rome, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the Catholic Church must let the truth come out it is to rebuild the trust of Christians the world over.
9 Sep 2019
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.
2 Jun 2019
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."
6 May 2019
Although Pope Francis wants the Balkan nation to open its hearts and homes to migrants, there is considerable opposition to refugees in Bulgaria. Ties with the Catholic Church are also not warm.
23 Jan 2019
DR Congo Catholic Church still reticent about accepting the election result.
26 Sep 2018
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.
23 May 2018
The Catholic church on Tuesday, May 22, staged a peaceful protest in Lagos State over incessant killings by herdsmen and other marauders in Nigeria.
7 Jan 2018
The head of the Catholic church lead followers in the feast of Epiphany which marks the end of the Christmas season.
27 Dec 2017
Pope Francis has conducted the Angelus Prayer, reminding visitors that it was the day to celebrate St. Stephen, the first martyr of the Catholic church.
17 Dec 2017
At least 8 people killed and up to 45 wounded after two men attacked a Catholic church in Pakistan.