Thieves are dressing up as nuns and priests to extract money from unsuspecting pensioners.
It will 'take a generation' to restore trust in the Catholic Church, says new report.
Pope Francis today apologised for the clerical abuse that has rocked the Catholic Church during his first meeting with victims since his election to papacy.
Pope Francis is today meeting victims of sexual abuse by clergy for the first time since his election to papacy.
Pope Francis has declared that Communists have "stolen the flag of Christianity".
The former ambassador to the Holy See has slammed Obama's government for its "secular orientation", claiming that it has resulted in a "dramatic cooling" of the relationship between the US and the Vatican.
The Catholic Church in France has initiated an unusual donation campaign; a parody video offering its finest priests up for 'adoption' – for a small fee, of course
26 women have signed a letter petitioning Pope Francis to change Church celibacy laws
The Pope has given his strongest statement yet on the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church in recent years, and promised "stronger" sanctions in the future.
The announcement came on Friday over Vatican Radio.
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