Video showed body parts scattered near the gates of a packed Roman Catholic cathedral on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.
The artist said the Roman Catholic Church was hypocritical for making a profit from his biopic while insisting that God "cannot bless sin."
Priests in Germany and other parts of Northern Europe have been blessing gay couples in committed relationships for years.
Pope Francis will meet Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a prominent figure in Shiite Islam, to issue a joint call for peace.
Visiting a country with a fragile health care system in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic is not a good idea, infectious disease experts said.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann also commended a priest who denied Communion to President Joe Biden two years ago.
Thanks to Pope Francis, Sister Nathalie Becquart can likely vote at the next synod of bishops in 2022.
Over 200 schools closed or consolidated amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Catholic Educational Association.
Dioceses received taxpayer-backed aid while sitting on over $10 billion in cash, short-term investments or other readily available funds, an investigation found.
Queer Catholic advocates have welcomed bishops’ call to protect LGBTQ youth. But they say they need actions, too.