Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Pope upset with some bishops delaying marriage annulment reform Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Some bishops’ failure to fully implement the Church’s revised marriage annulment procedures has drawn a rebuke from the pope. “I am saddened to note that the reform, after more than four years, remains far from being applied in most Italian dioceses,” Pope Francis, the bishop of Rome, told other members of the Italian bishops’ conference Read more

Cardinal urges Christian nations: resist large-scale Muslim immigration Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Resisting large-scale Muslim immigration is a responsible exercise of one’s patriotism, Cardinal Raymond Burke told a pro-life, pro-family conference last week. While the church must be generous to “individuals that are not able to find a way of living in their own country,” this is not the case for many Muslim migrants “who are opportunists,” Read more

French bishops to meet children of priests Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Three children of priests, representing the Children of Silence association, will meet the French bishops at the Bishops Conference of France next month. The meeting, which is a first in France, follows an initial meeting between Children of Silence president Anne-Marie Jarzac (67) and two Bishops’ Conference members. “We told them that we needed to Read more

Court orders life support to resume in right-to-die case Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Doctors have been ordered to resume life support for a quadriplegic Frenchman whose case is central to the right-to-die debate in France. The doctors had stopped the nutrition and hydration Vincent Lambert receives, following an earlier judicial ruling in accordance with the wishes of his wife and other relatives. The new order to resume life Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury interviews Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Justin Welby has become the first Archbishop of Canterbury to interview a pope in a symbol of the warm relationship shared by the two Church leaders. In a significant moment for relations between the Anglican and Catholic Church, the interview was recorded on the Archbishop’s mobile phone during a recent meeting in Rome. The recording Read more

Pope takes popemobile on joyride with child migrants Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Pope Francis has given a joyride in his popemobile to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya. Francis picked up the kids, who hail from Syria, Nigeria and Congo, at the start of his weekly general audience Wednesday and zoomed around St. Peter’s Square with them in the backseat. Continue reading Related Read more

Abuse victims suing Vatican Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Five sexual abuse victims of priests will sue the Vatican to get names and details of the priests involved, an attorney for the group says. The lawsuit in the US federal court aims to compel the Vatican to open its archives and “release all the identities of thousands of offenders known exclusively by the Vatican Read more

Pope’s sexual abuse reporting rules will be ‘fully implemented’ in NZ Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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The president of the NZ Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Patrick Dunn, has told the New Zealand Herald that the Motu Proprio on the reporting of sexual abuse cases will be studied to make sure that the recommendations it contains are fully implemented. On 9 May Pope Francis issued the Motu Proprio making it mandatory for priests and Read more

Children rescued from Libya hitch a lift with Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Pope Francis took eight children rescued from crisis-hit Libya for a ride in his popemobile Wednesday, the youngsters grinning and snapping photos as they whizzed round Saint Peter’s Square. The children, wearing T-shirts reading “Welcome, Protect, Promote, Integrate”, hailed from Syria, Nigeria and the Congo, and were airlifted out of Libya along with their families Read more

Pope authorizes pilgrimages to Medjugorje Comments 0

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Pope Francis has decided to authorize pilgrimages to Medjugorje, which can now be officially organized by dioceses and parishes and will no longer take place only in a private capacity which as has so far been the case. The Vatican says the papal authorization must be accompanied by “care to prevent these pilgrimages from being Read more