Pope Francis to set up special committee on child sex abuse by priests

December 5, 2013

(Workers erect a Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican December 5, 2013. This year’s Christmas tree to decorate St Peter’s Square comes from Bavaria in Germany, and is 25 meters tall and weighs 7.2 tons. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini )

German bishops push reform to welcome divorced and remarried Catholics

November 25, 2013

(Stuttgart’s Catholic Bishop Gebhard Fürst, seen here at a memorial service for victims of a school shooting, on March 21, 2009. REUTERS/Bernd Weissbrod)

German “luxury bishop” settles with court over 1st class flight-to-poverty case

November 19, 2013

(Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst makes his inaugural address during a service of worship in Limburg Cathedral January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Wolfgang Radtke/KNA-Bild)

Dutch self-image shaken by “Black Pete” debate

By Reuters Staff
November 13, 2013

(A woman dressed as “Zwarte Piet” (Black Pete), the helper of Saint Nicholas (C), takes part in a traditional parade in central Brussels, where the Dutch Christmas tradition is also observed. December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

Pope Francis meeting with Putin could help mend Catholic-Orthodox relations

November 7, 2013

(Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill attend a meeting with Russian Orthodox church bishops in Moscow February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Gunyeev/Ria Novosti/Pool)

Mystery of Gestapo chief’s fate is solved … and it shocks German Jews

October 31, 2013

(A Star of David is pictured on a fence at Grosse Hamburger Strasse Jewish cemetery in Berlin, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch )

Finance scandal spurs German Catholic bishops to reveal secret funds

October 16, 2013

(Cologne cathedral and the Hohenzollern train bridge over the Rhine river in this October 16, 2005 picture. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/)

‘Luxury bishop’ must take responsibility for crisis – German church head

October 15, 2013

(A car drives past the residence of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst next to Limburg Cathedral (L) in Limburg October 14, 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach )