(AP) — The case could affect another divisive bishop appointment, Chilean Bishop Juan Barros.
BERLIN (AP) — A longtime member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party has resigned his post on its regional leadership after converting to Islam.
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Francis had accepted the resignation of Bishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto of Paraiba, 66, citing a section of church law under which bishops are obliged to tender their resignation if they are ill or if there is "grave cause."
(RNS) Memories of the protests from when the author was a student at the University of Missouri keep coming back.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) With a signed letter in hand, Stephanie Engle joined roughly 100 current and former Mormons -- including Ordain Women co-founder Kate Kelly -- at a mass-resignation event a block from the church’s downtown headquarters.
The resignation was offered under the code of canon law that allows a bishop "who has become less able to fulfill his office because of ill health or some other grave cause" to resign.
(RNS) Caner served previously as dean of Liberty University's seminary, where he faced questions about whether he exaggerated the story of his conversion from Islam to Christianity.
READ RNS' EXCLUSIVE DRISCOLL RESIGNATION STORY October 14, 2014 Michael Van Skaik Chairman, Board of Advisors and Accountability Mars Hill Church Dear Michael: By God’s grace I have pastored ...
(RNS) The Seattle megachurch pastor has been on sabbatical during his church's investigation.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) "In some respects I feel very calm," said Kieran Conry. "It is liberating. It is a relief." But it may not be the end of the matter for the former Roman Catholic leader.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (RNS) Cardinal Sean Brady's resignation comes after he turned 75, the age at which cardinals are required to step down.
(RNS) Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000-member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale over a "moral failing."
(RNS) In a letter to a journalist, the former pope indicates scandals did not drive him from office and says he continues to wear white because when he stepped down "there were no other clothes available."
ROME (RNS) Archbishop Georg Ganswein -- who works with Benedict XVI -- said one year after his resignation on Feb. 11, 2013, the former pope is at peace in his new role.
WASHINGTON (RNS) During her on-again off-again nomination battle, Suzan Johnson Cook likened herself to the "Iron Lady," former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: "Change the name. It's mine now."
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