The latest Hollywood movie on exorcism is a reminder that the devil truly exists and wants to prevail, said the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.
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With more than one million Catholic youths expected to converge on Madrid for World Youth Day in August, organizers are busy making final preparations.
Church bells rang, horns blasted and firecrackers echoed throughout Lebanon as it was announced that Bishop Bechara Rai of Jbeil, Lebanon, had been elected the new patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church.
Nine bishops from the state of New South Wales have joined Sydney Cardinal George Pell to warn Catholics about voting in the March 26 state election for the Greens, who have gained "significant" influence.
Japanese Church officials are setting up an emergency centre to coordinate humanitarian aid operations in Sendai, the area most devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Bishop Giovanni Martinelli of Tripoli, Libya, has criticized the decision to use military action against Col. Moammar Gadhafi rather than pursue a negotiated solution.
Crucifixes displayed publicly in Italy, including in classrooms, are a sign of Christianity's key contribution to European culture and civilization, said Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Pakistani Christians said a Catholic businessman imprisoned for life for blasphemy was tortured and murdered and did not die of a heart attack as stated in a medical report.
Bobby Schindler said he can see parallels between the case of a Canadian infant known as "Baby Joseph" and the situation of his late sister, Terry Schiavo, who died in 2005 13 days after a court ordered her feeding tube removed.
Father John Corapi, a popular author and preacher, has been placed on administrative leave from priestly ministry over an accusation of misconduct.