Philip Wilson, 67, was found guilty in May of concealing abuse by paedophile priest Jim Fletcher in the Hunter region of New South Wales state during the 1970s by failing to report allegations against him.
Philip Wilson, one of the highest-ranking church officials convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, but he could avoid jail after a court ordered he be assessed for home detention.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna said he was sent to Santiago, Chile by Roman Pope Francis to investigate claims that a priest abused young boys.
The 120-year-old church located in the Balat district of Turkey's Istanbul was under restoration for seven years. Its original wooden structure was destroyed in a fire.
Thousands of Filipinos rallied to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.
Anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu makes rare comment about fellow Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi's silence over Rohingya abuses.
The 74-year-old left for the British capital on May 7 with his prolonged absence causing tensions back home. He arrived home and is expected to address the nation on Monday.
Officials accuse Daesh-linked militants of abducting a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers in Marawi, the capital of the island of Mindanao, where martial law was imposed on Tuesday.
George Pell has been accused of exposing himself to young boys in the 1980s when he was a priest in Australia.
Desmond Tutu marked his 85th birthday by expressing his wish to have the 'option of an assisted death' and called on world leaders to support a dignified death option.
Displaced Sudanese people raised their voice against killings and sexual assaults which is prompted by ongoing violence in the country during a UN visit to the country's capital Juba.
The first major international summit of Orthodox church leaders in 1,200 years concludes on the Greek island of Crete with a joint statement calling for the protection of Christians in the Middle East.
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