20th March 2015
Pope accepts resignation of disgraced anti-gay Cardinal Keith O’Brien 83
6:46 PM — The Pope has formally accepted the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien, after allegations he had engaged in 'inappropriate sexual conduct' with junior priests.
17th November 2014
Catholic Cardinal ‘will refuse communion’ to politicians who voted for same-sex marriage 46
7:26 PM — Catholic cardinal Raymond Burke has said he would refuse communion to any politician who voted in favour of same-sex marriage.
15th November 2014
British cardinal: I can’t remember how I voted on plans to welcome gays 29
12:38 PM — The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales claims he's forgotten how he voted when the Church decided to scrap plans to relax its anti-gay policies.
8th November 2014
Anti-gay Cardinal who thinks homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ officially demoted 13
5:36 PM — One of the most homophobic Cardinals in the Catholic Church has been officially removed from his influential position.
26th October 2014
Bishop of Durham: Catholic cardinals who reject gays ‘lack awareness’ of real life 23
12:04 PM — The Anglican Bishop of Durham has lambasted the Catholic Church for scrapping plans to take a softer stance on homosexuality.
25th October 2014
British cardinal: Church never planned to change teachings on sexual morality 38
12:47 PM — British Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that the Catholic Church never planned to change its position on 'sexual morality', despite axed proposals to 'welcome homosexuals'.
18th October 2014
Pope demotes anti-gay Cardinal who thinks homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ 46
1:41 PM — The Pope has ousted notoriously homophobic US Cardinal Raymond Burke from his senior role, it has been confirmed.
21st September 2014
Anti-gay Cardinal who claimed homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ could be demoted 19
4:53 PM — A notoriously homophobic Catholic cardinal who claims that being gay is "intrinsically evil" could be removed from his senior position in the Church.
16th July 2014
Catholic Church defends buying bungalow for Cardinal Keith O’Brien 31
6:05 PM — A Scottish cardinal who admitted to "inappropriate behaviour" with male priests is living out retirement in a bungalow paid for by the Catholic Church.
22nd June 2014
Dominican Cardinal: Gay US ambassador should ‘take his pride elsewhere’ 48
4:56 PM — A Catholic cardinal in the Dominican Republic has attacked the country's openly gay US ambassador, telling him to "take his pride elsewhere".
12th January 2014
Anti-gay marriage Catholic Archbishop Vincent Nichols to become Cardinal 55
1:51 PM — The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, who is also known for his vocal opposition to same-sex marriage, is set to be created a Cardinal by Pope Francis next month.
13th June 2013
US: Gay Catholics to turn their backs on Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally 22
2:30 PM — An LGBT Catholic group in Belmont is set to hold a church demonstration this Sunday to campaign the 'faith based bigotry' of visiting Cardinal, Francis George who previously compared gay rights campaigners to the Ku Klux Klan.
12th April 2013
South African cardinal: ‘I can’t be accused of homophobia because I don’t know any homosexuals’ 65
6:22 PM — A South African cardinal has rejected accusations that he is homophobic, saying it is impossible because he knows no gay people.
20th March 2013
Pope Francis stood up for civil unions in an attempt to avoid equal marriage in Argentina 12
3:38 PM — The new pope privately stood up for civil unions in Argentina in 2010, in a bid to stop the country from legalising equal marriage.
4th March 2013
Vatican inquiry into sexual conduct of Cardinal O’Brien to start once new Pope is appointed 31
4:39 PM — The inquiry by the Vatican into the sexual conduct of Cardinal Keith O'Brien is not likely to begin until after a new Pope is chosen.
1st March 2013
Fifth male priest alleges Cardinal O’Brien of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ 52
12:25 PM — It has emerged that a fifth claim of “inappropriate behaviour” towards a male priest has been made against the former leader of the Scottish Catholic Church.
23rd December 2011
Archbishop of Chicago compares gay pride march to Ku Klux Klan rally 99
9:17 AM — A Catholic cardinal in the city of Chicago has drawn condemnation for suggesting the gay rights movement could "morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan".