Posts Tagged ‘Vatican’

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

Vatican message for Ramadan urges universal fraternity Comments 0

Monday, May 13th, 2019

In a message for Islam’s holy month of Ramadan and Id al-Fitr, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has released a message, urging Christians and Muslims worldwide to build bridges of brotherhood and promote the culture of dialogue. The Vatican is calling on Christians and Muslims worldwide to promote human fraternity and harmonious existence 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

Leaked Curia reform document means disaster looms for Vatican Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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If there is any truth to the leaks concerning the Vatican’s forthcoming proposal to reform the Curia, it is going to be a disappointment and a disaster. A draft of the proposal, expected to be published at the end of June, was obtained by a Spanish weekly, Vida Nueva, and as the Vatican has not Read more

Women’s profile rising at Vatican Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Over the past six years, the profile of women at Vatican events, especially women religious, has risen sharply. Since Pope Francis’s election, more women have been taking centre stage with the “parrhesia” or boldness he encourages. Today Members of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) – who lead about 450,000 women religious around the Read more

Bishop asked how Vatican wall differs from US border wall Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

One of the most famous walls in history is the wall around the Vatican City. At a congressional hearing  Clay Higgins, a member of the US House of Representatives asked Bishop Mark Seitz how this wall differed from the US border wall. Read more Related Posts:Bible verse removed from Christchurch tribute wallVirgin Mary a sign of Read more

Vatican to investigate disappearance of teenage girl Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

The Vatican has agreed to investigate the disappearance of teenage girl Emanuela Orlandi who disappeared in 1983. The daughter of a Vatican police officer, Orlandi was 15 when she left a music class on 22 June 1983. She has not been seen since. “The time has finally come to reach the truth and give justice Read more

Guilty former archbishop still celebrating Mass Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Although Guam’s former Archbishop Apuron has been found guilty of child sexual abuse, he is still celebrating Mass. While the Vatican’s ruling following its guilty verdict has banned Apuron from returning to Guam and has removed him permanently from his post, he is still a priest. His successor, Archbishop Michael Byrnes, has apologised and pledged Read more

Vatican finds former Guam archbishop guilty of child sex abuse Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

The Vatican has upheld its decision convicting the former Archbishop Anthony Apuron in the U.S. territory of Guam for sexually abusing minors. “Our church on Guam can now continue with certainty, our collective journey toward healing and reconciliation. Most importantly, the victims, survivors and their families who have suffered greatly can have some measure of Read more

New apostolic nuncio appointed to New Zealand and the Pacific Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa as Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to the countries of the Pacific. Archbishop Rugambwa was born in Bukoba, Tanzania in 1957, ordained a priest in 1986 and Archbishop in 2010. He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1991 and has served in Read more