"I did my first exorcism when I was 31. Now I have a waiting list."
The pope has come under fire in Chile for promoting a bishop linked to a disgraced preacher who sexually abused children for decades.
Of 80 graves excavated on site, this was the only one to contain artifacts of this kind.
The Reverend was under investigation for "questionable" texts and phone communications with a minor and misusing church funds at the time of his death.
Law was once an influential figure in the U.S. Catholic Church but fell from grace in 2002 after he used his power to protect priests involved in a widespread pedophilia scandal.
The pontiff blew out one birthday candle from a 13-foot-long pizza on Sunday morning.
After a review of 8,000 child abuse cases revealed that Catholic priests accounted for a great number of alleged perpetrators, Australian officials have called on the Vatican to let priests have sex.
'The Shape of Water' is the director's most sexual film, and making it was so intimate that he's taking a year off.
Philadelphia Detective Joe Walsh was admired by peers and prosecutors, but he is most proud of the fact that he never locked up an innocent person. Then he got sucked into a massive cover-up of sexual abuse by priests.
A letter accusing Pope Francis of supporting heretical stances is the sixth initiative aimed at clarifying his positions on family and marriage, but he has remained silent.
The plaintiff claimed he was raped by a Christian Brother, who had previously abused children in other schools but was recommended for a teaching job by the archdiocese.
A father woke up his young daughter on two occasions to see the priest, Gerald Ridsdale, who then sexually assaulted her.
The Catholic Church regards what is said in confession as strictly confidential.
Christians are persecuted in North Korea, but top Catholic bishops are still calling for Washington and Pyongyang to sit down for negotiations.
Most people use the word “saint” to refer to someone who is exceptionally good or “holy.” In the Catholic Church, however, a “saint” has a more specific meaning: someone who has led a life of “heroic virtue.”
Cardinal George Pell is on a leave of absence from the Vatican, where he serves as Treasurer for the pontiff.
The church features high levels of administrative control and secrecy, yet the tide could be turning to greater transparency.
Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic and the third-highest-ranking official at the Vatican.
The pope has stepped in decisively on the church’s crisis in Ahiara, where priests have refused to accept their bishop for the past four years.
Thousands of children died in Catholic Church ran Indian Residential Schools over a century.
The long-haul journey is unusual because recent presidents have visited neighboring Canada or Mexico first.
The pope's recent suggestion that the Catholic Church discuss celibacy vows harks back to an earlier version of church practice.