Pope Francis recently acknowledged that the Catholic Church is struggling to recruit new priests, endangering its very future. Why don't people want to join the clergy?
On March 24, 1980, an outspoken Salvadoran bishop was murdered after decrying his country's military regime. Thirty-eight years and one civil war later, Pope Francis is set to declare him a saint.
In the early 1900s, a group of Protestants in the US attempted a reunion of Christianity. They failed, of course, but they prompted a new dialogue.
Just what are we celebrating when we imagine an Augustinian friar nailing a document to a church door?
Most religions are populated by an impressive cadre of ghosts, gods, spirits and angels.
Martin Luther has always given the country a chance to examine itself. Half a millennium on, the picture is more complex than ever.
Meet Jakob Fugger, the man who underwrote the ambition of power-hungry medieval Princes.
The first Islamist attack carried out by Mozambicans in the country is particularly surprising given the pride the country takes in its sound and relaxed inter-religious relations.
For a century, Brazil's Catholic Church has sent holy statues out to parishioners' homes. A new study finds that these visits create a local subeconomy, benefitting families and the church.
Voting on this issue is a matter of conscience, so the MP's view that women shouldn't be allowed to terminate pregnancies, even when they've been raped, is very relevant to the rest of society.
Nuns offer a unique insight into how work is divided between the sexes and rewarded accordingly.
The changing pattern of the diversity of religious identities is one indicator of a society’s degree of multicultural composition. On this measure, Australia is among the most diverse.
There are an estimated 3,500 to 5,000 Muslims in Puerto Rico. Who are they and what is their history?
As Catholicism teaches abstinence before marriage, there is a common perception that Catholic schools would be places without hookup culture. Does faith make a difference?
The White House did not host the traditional reception for Ramadan in 2017. This was a departure from tradition and the vision of America's founders.
The TV series The Young Pope is a fascinating exploration of the ambiguities and doubts within Christian faith.
What Pope Francis did in his surprise TED talk was to relate the social message of Catholicism to people’s real lives.
Viewed from today’s post-Cold War and secularised society, the conflicts at heart of the Labor split appear curiously arcane. Yet its ghosts remain.
The Pope hasn't actually opened the door for married priests. But in rethinking celibacy, he has shown his mastery of the art of containing people without actually making big changes to the Church.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for repentence for the divisions caused by the schism between the Protestant and Catholic faiths.