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Bishop Traore, whose diocese is on the frontline of the conflict, says people are too scared to enter churches

Over the next decade the archdiocese will merge 660 parishes into 150, each one served by three to five priests

Archbishop says people who stop paying Church tax should not continue to receive sacraments

In 1941 a young priest was condemned to death by the Soviets. He was to become one of the Church’s great leaders

Archbishop Shevchuk, 40, is chosen to lead the largest of the Eastern churches in full communion with Rome

Archbishop Léonard tells commission that payments could also be demanded by unhappy children of same-sex parents

Spokesman says ‘apologies are not enough’ after commission receives nearly 2,000 claims of clerical sexual abuse since 1945

A spokesman for Cardinal Danneels says his remarks have been taken out of context

A martyred Polish priest was praised for standing against the oppressive forces of Communism when he defended human rights in his sermons during a beatification Mass