Pro-choice advocates say Catholic-majority Ireland is leaving NZ behind when it comes to updating abortion laws.
With results declared in just over half of the 40 voting constituencies, 67 percent backed the proposal.
Pope Francis says he will elevate 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal.
Bishop Oscar Romero was a champion of the poor who became a human rights icon in Latin America.
All eyes are on the religious West Coast sect following the death of Hopeful Christian.
The race is on for Hopeful Christian's replacement.
Alfie had a rare brain condition that left him with almost no brain function, but his parents didn't want him to die.
Iran's supreme leader says Tehran would never yield to its arch foe's "bullying".
A self-styled Indian holy man who boasts 40 million followers has been found guilty of rape.
The Vatican said a meeting of religious leaders would be an "ecumenical meeting for peace"
It comes as a south Auckland minister says he 'cringed' when he heard about Folau's 'hell' comment
Haircuts and shaving are both frowned upon in the Bible.
The Aetherius Society say they are a global religion with a global following
One minute he's praising Jesus, the next he's making a bunny joke.
He charged on stage mid-show, attacking another man who was playing a Roman soldier.
He said some have been deceived by "ambition and vainglory".
One priest says he's seen up to 500,000 requests a year in his area.