Pope Francis names British-born Matteo Bruni as spokesman

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:53:05 +0000

Pope Francis names British-born Matteo Bruni as spokesman

Pope Francis has named a new Vatican spokesman: Matteo Bruni, the British-born official who has handled media logistics for papal trips.

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Frenchman takes groping complaint case to Vatican

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 22:37:49 +0000

Frenchman takes groping complaint case to Vatican

VATICAN CITY – One of a half-dozen men who have accused the Vatican’s ambassador to France of groping them said Wednesday he plans to take his legal complaint directly to the Vatican, alleging the Holy See had invoked diplomatic immunity for the high-ranking churchman in a French criminal probe.

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Amid sex abuse scandals, Vatican upholds confession secrecy

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 12:27:05 +0000

Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared “unacceptable” any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests to violate their sacred obligation to keep secret what faithful tell them in confession.

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Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 02:05:39 +0000

Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics

VATICAN CITY  — The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual “complementarity” of men and women to make babies.

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Cardinal Pell appeals landmark child sex conviction

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 05:51:42 +0000

Cardinal Pell appeals landmark child sex conviction

The Vatican’s former number-three, Cardinal George Pell, will begin on Wednesday his appeal against convictions for “brazen” sex attacks on two choirboys in the 1990s.

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Vatican law: Priests, nuns must report sex abuse, cover-up

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 10:20:15 +0000

Vatican law: Priests, nuns must report sex abuse, cover-up

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a groundbreaking new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks.

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Pope Francis celebrates communion for Bulgarian children

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 06 May 2019 09:17:14 +0000

Pope Francis celebrates communion for Bulgarian children

Pope Francis is ministering to Bulgaria’s young Catholics, travelling to the Catholic stronghold of Rakovsky for a First Communion Mass.

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Religious superiors to get training on nun abuse cases

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 02 May 2019 14:06:26 +0000

Religious superiors to get training on nun abuse cases

VATICAN CITY – The head of the international umbrella group of nuns says religious sisters are increasingly speaking out about sexual and other forms of abuse by clergy and says their superiors must be better trained to understand the problem and respond.

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Vatican conference warns of dangers of resurgent nationalism

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 11:56:03 +0000

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is hosting a conference on the resurgence of nationalism around the world, warning of the dangers of economic protectionism, xenophobic anti-migrant rhetoric and weak international institutions to the democratic world order.

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