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Archbishop appalled at Catholics behaviour Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Philippine bishops’ conference head, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, said he is appalled at the way Catholics in the Philippines are behaving. They are making their clergy “martyrs” to harassment on social media and an easy target of trolls who make up lies for the media about them. This is because of the clergy’s continued criticisms to Read more

Golden crown shines in secret Archbishops tomb Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A lost tomb containing the graves of five Archbishops of Canterbury has been uncovered under the floor in St Mary-at-Lambeth Church, London. These days the church is used as the “Garden Museum”. It is located next door to Lambeth Palace, the home of the current Archbishop of Canterbury. After cutting a hole in the medieval Read more

Women deacons on the cards Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Women deacons could be permitted says top theologian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn. Although Shonborn says there is a chance for this to happen, he  cautions waiting until the group Pope Francis commissioned last year to study the mater of female deacons. Shonborn says there is a precedent for women undertaking deacons’ roles in the Church. He Read more

Disgraced O’Reilly Factor host meets Pope Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Disgraced “O’Reilly Factor” Fox News host, Bill O’Reilly, met Pope Francis during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square this week. O’Reilly, whose long-running show draws audiences of around four million, has been asked to leave the Fox network following numerous claims of sexual harassment. He is presently holidaying in Italy. Although he lined up Read more

Benedict’s birthday blessings Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 90th birthday this week giving thanks to God for his blessings. The former pontiff, who lives in retirement,  gave his blessing during his quiet celebrations. “My heart is full of gratitude for the 90 years that the good God has gifted me,” he said. “There were trials and difficult Read more

Pope and Trump won’t be meeting Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Pope Francis and President Donald Trump will not be meeting when Trump is in Italy next month. Diplomatic sources say although there won’t be a Trump-Francis encounter next month, it ” is not a snub or a wish to avoid any possible awkwardness, but due to logistical and time constraints”. Read more

The ex-Franciscan and the Emeritus Pope Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Leonardo Boff,  who is a “liberation theologian” from Brazil and former Franciscan priest, says he would like to  “embrace” and effect a “kind of reconciliation” with the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger – Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. Read more

Duterte’s drug war plants drugs, pays killers Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Two senior police officers in the Philippines say some Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings in President Duterte’s drug war. These same police blame “vigilantes” for the attacks which focus on killing the poor, the senior police officers say. Read more

Church condemns US Syria missile strike Comments 1

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Church leaders have condemned Friday’s US missile strike in Syria. They say it will only extend the country’s civil war, with Christians being its primary victims. The Pentagon says the missile strike was a retaliatory move following what appeared to be a chemical attack  that killed 80 civilians in Syria’s Idlib province. While many  Catholic Read more

Catholic youth must help – Pope may die soon Comments 1

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Catholic youth must be ready to lead the Church, Pope Francis said at a service on Saturday. The service aimed to rally enthusiasm for the Church’s World Youth Day.  It will be held in Panama in 2019. “At my age, we (old people) are about to pass away,” he said. “The future is in your Read more