China has proposed to the Vatican a joint system of appointing bishops -- a move that raises hopes of a breakthrough in the states' relations.
Authorities at Christ Church college, Oxford, ruled that Oxford Students for Life could not hold a debate on the motion 'Britainís Abortion Culture
Hurts Us All,' following pressure from a womenís group.
The Vatican has lifted its ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic churches outside their traditional territories,
healing what was described as a 'source of resentment.'
84% of Latin American adults report that they were raised Catholic, but only 69% currently identify as Catholic.
For the first time, the Bible has been translated into Farsi, while the number of Christians in Iran has soared in the last 35 years to around 370,000.
Pope Francis received Irelandís new ambassador to the Holy See, ending a three-year hiatus in which the ambassador was based in Ireland.