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Did 'the Roman Catholic Church' unjustly collect federal aid? AP story misrepresents Church finances, expert says

Feb 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Feb. 4 investigative story from the Associated Press inaccurately portrays “the Roman Catholic Church” as a "giant corporate monolith”... Read more

Church in Germany embroiled in intercommunion debate

May 14, 2018

The unresolved debate over a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German dioceses under some... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising and Cardinal Rainier Woelki of Cologne in Rome, March 14, 2013.

Cardinal Marx reportedly to speak to Pope Francis on intercommunion handout

Apr 19, 2018

The German bishops' conference has denied reports that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has rejected its planned... Read more

Chinese pilgrims attend the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 12, 2016.

Church leaders in China remain open to dialogue with Vatican

Jul 19, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Catholic Church in China journeys toward a normalized relationship with the Holy See, one priest in dialogue with... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass Feb. 2, 2015.

Pope invites Georgian Orthodox to unity through baptism

Oct 1, 2016

Speaking to Georgia's religious and civil authorities on Saturday, Pope Francis affirmed the country's Christian identity, and called the Georgian... Read more

Bishops attend a Mass of Canonization in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 18, 2015.

Church unity with a global focus: lessons from 'bishop school'

Sep 20, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican holds a special seminar series each year for new bishops to help them learn their new role.  Read more