Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Vatican says three cardinals leaving C9 won’t be replaced Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Pope Francis has released three cardinals from the C9 – his Council of Cardinals. Members of the Council (known as the C9 because there are nine cardinals making up the papal advisory group) advise the pope on Church governance and reform. Its work places a special emphasis on the reform of Pastor Bonus, the apostolic Read more

Catholics celebrate resignation of corrupt bishop Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Catholics in India are celebrating the resignation of a corrupt Catholic bishop. Pope Francis agreed to the resignation of the bishop who is facing allegations of stealing funds to maintain his “secret family.” Read more Related Posts:Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Juan Barros of ChileAll Chile’s bishops resign after papal blastPope accepts Nigerian bishop’s resignationPope Read more

Pope meets Palestine’s president Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Pope Francis and Palestine’s president Mahmoud Abbas, who met on Monday at the Vatican, discussed a number of topics including Christian persecution, the status of Jerusalem and a two-state solution for the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The Vatican says the good relations between the Holy See and Palestine were noted during the meeting, “as Read more

Pope’s Lamborghini raffle winner will also get trip to Rome Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Pope Francis’s custom-built 2018 Lamborghini Huracan coupe is up for sale again. The car – autographed by Francis is currently featuring on an online fundraising platform, because the final bidder for it when it was initially auctioned by Sotheby’s in Monaco in May did not finalize the transaction and the promised $800,000 sale fell through. Read more

Pope’s abuse summit may be his ‘last chance’ Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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A clerical sexual abuse survivor calls a summit on child protection that will take place at the Vatican Feb. 21-24, involving presidents of all bishops’ conferences around the world as well as the pope’s own top aides, a “last chance” for the Vatican to be taken seriously. “If this 2019 meeting ends with nothing more Read more

Closed churches – Pope explains what to do next Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Closed churches – empty and unused – and what to do with them, is a vexing problem. Sacrilegious redevelopment has become an especially pressing issue to the Vatican because thousands of Catholic churches around the world have closed during the past two decades. Some have been turned into discos, gelaterias or have been demolished. Last Read more

Philippines one of the great Catholic nations Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Pope Francis says Philippines is among the great Catholic nations in the world. He made the statement in his letter of appointment for Osaka Archbishop Thomas Manyo Cardinal Maeda as his envoy to the upcoming 60th anniversary celebration of the Manila Cathedral. Read more Related Posts:Fourteen new cardinals namedSwedish Lutheran cathedral hosting MassThe pope is Read more

Cardinal rules: no one may demand a pope’s resignation Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

No one has the right to demand a pope’s resignation or launch a formal accusation against a pope, German Cardinal Gerhard Muller says. Public attacks put into question the church’s credibility, he says. Read more Related Posts:Wuerl to discuss his resignation with PopePope’s meeting agenda included abuse and his…Pope Francis accepts Archbishop Philip Wilson’s resignationCardinal Read more

Liturgical musicians should animate the assembly’s song, not replace it Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Liturgical musicians should be “animators of the song of the whole assembly,” not replace it, says Pope Francis. Speaking at the weekend’s international meeting of choirs in Rome on “Music in the Liturgy and in the Catechesis for the New Evangelisation,” Francis said liturgical and sacred music can be a powerful instrument of evangelisation. This Read more

People want married priests and female deacons Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Austrian bishop Manfred Scheuer has written to Pope Francis explaining people are calling for married priests and female deacons in the future ordained ministry. Scheuer told Francis with regards to the Eucharist as the font, center, and summit of the life of the church, three changes are called for. Read more:   Related Posts:Most religious Read more