The revision came after repeated complaints by victims of sexual abuse and it involves all of section six of the Church's Code of Canon Law, a seven-book code of about 1,750 articles.
Irish PM Micheal Martin says the country must "face up to the full truth of our past," as a long-awaited report recounted decades of harm done by church-run homes for unmarried women and their babies, where thousands of infants died.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has confirmed in a statement that a suspect had been apprehended after the shooting in the Starrville Methodist Church in the town of Winona.
Police are investigating incidents at the Asbury United Methodist Church and Metropolitan A.M.E. Church as potential hate crimes, which one religious leader likened to a cross burning.
Hundreds of people packed a stadium on Saturday evening in Moshi town near the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and crushed each other as they rushed to get anointed with “blessed oil”.
Ukrainian Orthodox leaders say they have approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church.
A historic agreement between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens could take the country one step closer to a religion-free state.
The Turkish government has allowed worshippers to attend mass at the Armenian Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross in Van, Turkey which was previously forbidden for security reasons.
An Australian investigation into child sexual abuse learned that between 1980 and 2015, 4,444 people had reported abuse. The average age of victims for girls was 10.5 and 11.5 for boys.
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