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Spanish bishops admit there have been over 900 victims of child abuse since 1945

The Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE) has admitted that 927 minors were abused by church members between 1945 and 2022.  The institution has made available data...

Suspect in deadly Algeciras church attack told police he had been ‘chosen’ by Allah 

THE SUSPECTED jihadist who killed a church assistant and injured several others in the southern Spanish city of Algeciras in January told police officers...

While Spanish victims are forced to wait for justice, Portugal publishes report on abuses in the Catholic Church

A DEVASTATING report published this week has revealed that at least 4,815 children were sexually abused by members of the Catholic Church in Portugal...

Spain’s far-right Vox uses church attacks in Algeciras to promote anti-immigration messages

LEADERS of Spain’s far-right Vox party have used the murder of a church assistant on Wednesday night in the southern city of Algeciras to...

One dead, several injured in suspected jihadist attack against two catholic churches in Spain’s Algeciras

TWO Catholic churches have been victims of suspected jihadist attacks, resulting in one person killed and one seriously injured. National authorities have said they are...

Sainthood bid for Spanish skateboard hero of London Bridge terror attack

FIVE years after Ignacio Echeverria lost his life as he bravely fought off terrorists with his skateboard during the London Bridge attack, moves are...

Probe by Spain’s Catholic Church into child sex abuse branded ‘near useless’ by prosecutor

SPAIN'S Proscutor’s Office has slammed an internal investigation by the Spanish Catholic Church into sex abuse allegations as ‘biased’ and ‘of little use’. Spain’s Episcopal...

Divine inspiration: Discover Javea’s quirky-looking church on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IT could well be the most quirky-looking church in Spain. Sculptural Nuestra Señora de Loreto rears up over its nearby buildings like an angry spider...

Church welcomes over 1,000 refugees and raises €125,000 to help Ukrainians on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SINCE Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante has welcomed 213 families fleeing from war in Ukraine. Some 1,019 people, mostly women and children,...

Local church provides haven for Ukrainian refugees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JAVEA International Baptist Church (JIBC) is offering a meeting place for Ukrainian refugees. Those seeking refuge in the north of Costa Blanca can also bring...

Ex-bishop marries Spanish sweetheart in Barcelona after Pope says yes to sex

A SPANISH bishop who quit to marry an erotic novel writer 14 years his junior has finally tied the knot. Xavier Novell, 52 had his...

WATCH: Raunchy rap video filmed in Toledo cathedral sparks schism between church authorities in Spain

A COUPLE grinding against each other in a music video is hardly considered risqué these days but the location chosen as the backdrop to...

How a Toledo synagogue became a symbol of anti-Semitism in Spain

To mark Castilla-La Mancha Day, the Olive Press visits a curious monument symbolic of an age-old conflict in Spain.

Spanish police suspend a mass at a church in Madrid, which was in breach of the lockdown rules

POLICIA Nacional have dispersed a mass at a church in Madrid, which was in breach of lockdown rules.

Two men posing as priests in Spain’s Extremadura use coronavirus as an excuse to scam elderly people

TWO people in Extremadura who are posing as priests have tried to scam elderly people, using coronavirus as the excuse.

Diocese of Malaga instructs churches to empty out holy water basins and to give communion in the hand, not...

THE Diocese of Malaga has made some recommendations about how churches should deal with the coronavirus.

With atheism on the rise in Spain, Maya Eashwaran checks out why the masses are deserting the church

Church marriages have also declined steeply; in a 27 year-long period, the percentage of religious marriages in Spain declined from 79% to 19.8%, a huge drop of nearly 60 percent.

63 YEARS: Paedophile in pope’s inner circle who lived in Spain protected by ‘mafia’ Vatican for seven decades

SINCE 1943 the Vatican hid documents on the paedophilia of a top Catholic priest, it has been revealed. Marcial Maciel, who founded the Legionaries of...

Tourist tirade about use of Catalan in Mallorcan church divides internet

A TOURIST from Granada has become an internet sensation after ranting about the use of Catalan during a Mallorquin church service. The unnamed woman fulminated...

Estepona signs off on land for Russian Orthodox church

Decked out in traditional onion-domed architecture, the building will also have a cultural centre next to it in the Arroyo de las Canas area.

Church weddings hit historic low in Spain

Only 22.2% of 68,560 couples tied the knot at the country's catholic altars in the first half of 2016

Ex-pope of Palmarian church admits ‘it’s all a sham’

‘Pope’ of bizarre anti-music, anti-jeans-wearing sect admits it’s all a sham

The Top Three religious buildings to visit in Jerez de la Frontera

With well over 22 churches and convents in Jerez de la Frontera, finding time to visit them all can be tricky. OP blogger Luke Andrews offers his favourites

Stunning 100-year-old Spanish church converted into skatepark

Church Brigade group use funds to restore disused place of worship

EXCLUSIVE: Holy man left €5,000 down after wedding planner’s ‘fictional’ ceremony

Man-of-the-cloth left thousands out of pocket amid claims mystery wedding didn’t take place




Spain trumps other European countries to become the first to get 50% of its energy from renewables

SPAIN is set to become the first major European country to get over 50% of its energy from renewable sources this year. It will beat...


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