The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby discovers his biological father was Sir Anthony Montague Browne, the former private secretary to Britain’s war-time leader Winston Churchill.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Sept. 4, Pope Francis announces.
A large number of devotees visit the unique ‘Om Namah Shivay’ bank in India’s northern temple town of Varanasi and “deposit” their prayers to Hindu god Shiva ahead of ‘Mahashivratri’ festival.
Mexico’s Saint Death cult makes in-roads with local Catholics, posing new challenges for the Church in the country ahead of Pope Francis’ visit.
In a bid to attract more tourists to the area, the township of Budai in the south-west of Taiwan decide to build a church that looks like a giant high-heeled shoe that is made entirely out of metal and blue glass tiles. Though still under construction tourists are already visiting the site to snap selfies.
U.S. Episcopal Church sanctioned for gay marriage support, formal schism averted but Anglicans remain deeply divided.
With recent attacks in Paris and San Bernadino as a backdrop and amid tight security, Pope Francis was joined by his predecessor, the former Pope Benedict on Tuesday, in opening Roman Catholicism’s Holy Year, with a call to set aside the “fear and dread” of the world. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading
Locals line the streets of a Nairobi slum, welcoming Pope Francis as he pays a visit to the Kenyan capital – the first leg of his African tour.
Roman Catholic bishops agree to a qualified opening toward divorcees but reject calls to become more open towards homosexuals as the synod draws to an end.
UK Bishops write to British Prime Minister, David Cameron urging him to increase the number of Syrian refugees the country will take in to at least 50,000, saying the UK must do more to help. The UK Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon MP defends Cameron’s position on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.