Catholic Church

Christian church led by the Bishop of Rome

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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with approximately 1.3ย billion baptised Catholics worldwide as of 2017. As the world's "oldest continuously functioning international institution", it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation. The church is headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope. Its central administration, the Holy See, is in the Vatican City, an enclave within the city of Rome in Italy.

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Pope Francis on Monday visited a small stone structure that some Catholics believe was the house of the Madonna, mother of Jesus Christ, and that was..
Credit: Reuters - Published 22 hours ago

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, the highest-ranking member of the Catholic Church in Chile, who..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

A report identifies 395 Catholic clergy members in Illinois who have been accused of sexual misconduct.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 days ago

The consumer-protection lawsuit says the Roman Catholic Church failed to disclose to parents โ€œthe inherent dangerโ€ of sending their children to the..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

A Polish charity which works with victims of child abuse said the Catholic Church's unapologetic response to the survivors of sexual abuse was "offensive" on..
1 week ago • WorldNews
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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