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Vatican to investigate French cardinal in abuse case

Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church was working "as best we can" to fight clerical child abuse but admitted there were shortfalls

French Catholic church lifts veil on bishops’ sexual abuse cases

The president of the bishops' conference said some high-ranking church officials faced criminal prosecution, or a church tribunal, or both

Strasbourg cathedral loses famed ‘green ray,’ to fans’ chagrin

The stained glass at a cathedral in eastern France will no longer produce a distinctive green ray seen just twice a year, on the...

Ancient tombs unearthed at Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral

The burial sites "of remarkable scientific quality" were unearthed during preparatory work for rebuilding the ancient church's spire

Trial opens over jihadist murder of French priest

Father Jacques Hamel had his throat slit at the foot of the altar while celebrating mass on July 26, 2016

French Catholic Church raises 20 million euros for sex abuse victims

Widespread cases of sexual abuse in the Church worldwide have become one of the biggest challenges for Pope Francis

Filipino activist receives Franco-German human rights prize

The Prize is awarded to individuals that have made an exceptional contribution to the protection and promotion of human rights

France approves controversial Notre-Dame redesign

Church authorities are adamant the plans are not revolutionary and will simply offer visitors a warmer welcome

Paris archbishop offers to resign after reports on ‘ambiguous behavior’ with...

The 70-year-old archbishop said he had written to the pope out of a concern to preserve the unity of his archdiocese

Chimed out? French town votes on night church bells

There have been numerous cases in recent years of strains between the traditions of rural France and city-dwellers

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