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Wednesday, July 28, 2021



Explained: The Vatican embezzlement trial in which a cardinal has been charged

July 06, 2021 9:12 am

The trial is related to the $200 million paid for a luxury apartment block in London’s Sloane Avenue, with money from the Church routed via offshore funds and companies.

Vatican probes alleged abuse negligence by Polish cardinal

June 27, 2021 9:13 am

A state commission investigating around 330 reports and cases of sex abuse of people under age 15 said this week that in around 30% of the cases clergymen are cited as the perpetrators.

Vatican warns US bishops: Don’t deny Biden communion over abortion

June 15, 2021 10:39 am

The pope, who has explicitly identified the United States as the source of opposition to his pontificate, preached this month that communion 'is not the reward of saints, but the bread of sinners.'

Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity

June 01, 2021 5:18 pm

It's the first time church law has officially recognized as criminal the method used by sexual predators to build relationships with their victims to then sexually exploit them.

Same-sex union blessings ban upsets gay Catholics in Asia

March 16, 2021 6:28 pm

Louisa Wall, a New Zealand lawmaker who sponsored the bill that in 2013 legalised gay marriage in that South Pacific country, said the statement from the Vatican's orthodoxy office seemed incongruent with Pope Francis last year expressing support for a civil union law.

Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

March 07, 2021 8:24 pm

At each stop in northern Iraq, the remnants of its Christian population turned out, jubilant, ululating, decked out in colorful dress, though heavy security prevented Francis from plunging into the crowd as he would normally do.

Vatican says use of Covid vaccines made from aborted fetal tissue is ethical

December 22, 2020 1:33 am

The Vatican note said use of such vaccines “does not in itself constitute a legitimation, even indirect, of the practice of abortion”.

Bishop Anthony Poola appointed Archbishop of Hyderabad

November 19, 2020 7:18 pm

Bishop Anthony Poola, 59, hails from Chindhukur in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. He joined the minor seminary in Kurnool and then studied at St. Peter’s Pontifical Major Seminary, Bengaluru.

Explained: Who is Wilton D Gregory, the first African American cardinal elector?

October 29, 2020 8:44 am

Empathetic to LGBTQ Catholics, Wilton D Gregory has often spoken about holding conversations with parents, and the families’ need to be included into the fabric of the Catholic Church.

Vatican, China extend bishop agreement over US opposition

October 22, 2020 4:30 pm

The agreement, which hasn't ever been published, envisages a process of dialogue in selecting bishops. The Vatican signed it in 2018 in hopes it would help unite China's Catholics.