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Pope Francis Says Will Continue Being A "Pest" In so called "Defence Of The Poor" (by taking their money in this life "so they can be happy next life")
"Thinking about these situations (of exclusion and inequality), I make a pest of myself with my questions. And I go on asking. And I ask everyone in the name of God," said Pope Francis. In our opinion, the poor will do much better if the...
Monsignor Rómulo Aguilar, coordinator of the Organizing Committee of WYD Panama dies
Monsignor Rómulo Aguilar was appointed by Pope Francis as "Chaplain of His Holiness", due to his dedication and service to the Catholic Church.
Vatican enjoys diplomatic immunity, European human rights court says, dismissing alleged child-abuse victims
The Vatican enjoys sovereign immunity that protects it from sexual-abuse lawsuits in local courts, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled, after a case was put forward by 24 people who claim to be victims.
Divert Arms Money For Food, Vaccines: Pope At Peace Meet With Angela Merkel
Pope Francis spoke after remarks by Muslim and Jewish leaders, by other Christians, and by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who held talks with the pope earlier in the day.
‘My shame, our shame’: Pope reacts to bombshell report of Catholic Church’s sexual abuse of thousands of children in France
Pope Francis has expressed shame on behalf of himself and the Roman Catholic Church over the scale of sexual abuse committed against children in France after a damming report found hundreds of thousands of minors had been abused.
Pope expresses 'shame' over Church response to sexual abuse survivors following French report
Pope Francis on Wednesday called a report detailing decades of abuse in the French Catholic Church "a moment of shame," and called upon leaders of the Church to ensure "similar tragedies" never happen again.
Canadian Catholic Church Apologises to Indigenous People for Abuse in Residential Schools
The Canadian Catholic Church has apologised to the country's indigenous peoples for the suffering caused to children in residential schools, many of which were operated by the Church and often relied on forced assimilation.
Pope Says Abortion Is Murder, Urges "Pastoral" Approach
Pope Francis was responding to a question about some US bishops who proposed denying the sacred ritual to politicians who supported abortion rights -- a group that includes Biden.
Pope Hopes Many Nations Take Afghan Refugees And Young Are Educated
"I also pray for the internally displaced so that they have help and necessary protection," Pope Francis said.
Haiti Earthquake Death Count Up To 724, Now Tropical Storm Set To Hit
"We need to show a lot of solidarity," said Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry
As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis' financial reforms also on trial
The Vatican is opening criminal proceedings on July 27 against Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a once-powerful cardinal demoted by Pope Francis last fall, and nine other defendants.
Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive
The Vatican released information on its real estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of its most detailed financial disclosures ever. Billions of dollars from the poorest peopl...
Vatican Discloses Property Portfolio For First Time Ahead Of Fraud Trial
The 2020 budget showed that the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See owns 4,051 properties in Italy and some 1,120 properties in London, Paris, Geneva and Lausanne.
Pope Francis discharged from Rome hospital 10 days after intestinal surgery
The 84-year-old pontiff has left hospital 10 days after undergoing surgery to rectify a condition that had caused the narrowing of his colon.
Pope Francis In "Good" Condition After Surgery, To Stay In Hospital For 7 Days
Pope Francis "is in good general condition, alert and breathing spontaneously", spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement, adding that the surgery "lasted about three hours".
Cardinal and nine others face Vatican corruption charges over London property deal
Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was fired by Pope Francis last year over a donation to his brother's charity, helped arrange the initial investment but denies any wrongdoing.
Top German Catholic Church official offers resignation over 'catastrophe of sexual abuse'
A top cleric in Germany's Catholic Church has offered to resign as the Archbishop of Munich, saying he shared "responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse" by church officials.
Pope Francis Updates Canon Law To Address Paedophilia By Priests
The purpose of the revision, wrote Pope Francis in introducing the changes, is "restoration of justice, the reform of the offender, and the repair of scandal."
With the appointment of a new bishop, let the healing begin in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s new bishop was reluctant to accept the role, but a reluctant leader may be the best kind. In a divided city, may he serve a bigger purpose and play a transformative role.
New Catholic bishop pledges to unify divided Hong Kong and start healing process
Observers say Stephen Chow’s measured tone and political wisdom make him a neutral figure acceptable to city’s politically divided Catholics.
Pope names new Hong Kong bishop amid tensions over city's freedoms
Pope Francis named a new bishop of Hong Kong on Monday, a long-delayed appointment that comes amid Sino-Vatican frictions and growing Western concern over human rights in the global financial hub.
Pope Francis Backs Waiving Patents On Coronavirus Vaccines
Pope Francis, who has repeatedly spoken of the need to share vaccines, condemned the "virus of individualism" that "makes us indifferent to the suffering of others".
Vatican official ‘offered call girl as thank you for £300m Chelsea property deal’
A Vatican official allegedly offered a businessman the services of a call girl as they negotiated the Holy See’s £300 million purchase of a landmark London property, according to a High Court ruling.
"Grandstanding” statement would not work over HK situation: Vatican
It is a right approach for the Vatican not to speak out over the Hong Kong democracy movement as “grandstanding” statements will not produce a positive change, according to Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican Secretary for Rel...
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