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Vatican Census Shows Catholicism Growing Everywhere but Europe
Friday, October 22, 2021
A Vatican census released ahead of World Mission Day reveals growing numbers of Catholics in what Pope Francis often refers to as “the global peripheries,” even as the number of believers continues...
Scandal-Plagued Catholic Order Denies Hiding Millions in Offshore Accounts
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
An embattled Catholic religious order accused of hiding almost $300 million in offshore accounts denied any wrongdoing in an online statement, declaring that it did not evade taxes and complied...
Pope Francis, Faith Leaders Call for Action ahead of COP26 Climate Summit
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Seeking to overcome the dichotomy that has often pitted faith against science, Pope Francis called for “mutual respect” through dialogue.
Pope Francis Encourages Young Climate Activists to Build Dialogue
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Pope Francis encouraged young climate change activists attending an event in Italy to promote human relationships and environmental protections by overcoming divisions.
Amid Global Vaccine Inequality, Vatican Weighs Ethics of Booster Shots
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The Vatican is currently debating whether it is ethical for people in wealthy countries to receive COVID-19 booster shots while people in poorer countries have yet to receive even one shot against...
German Cardinal Takes a Break after Report Details Failures in Handling Sex Abuse Cases
Monday, September 27, 2021
Pope Francis has accepted a request from German Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki for a six-month break from his duties as archbishop of the Diocese of Cologne in order to deal with his “grave mistakes”...
Pope Francis Is Preparing a Radical Reform of the Church's Power Structures
Friday, September 3, 2021
On Oct. 9 and 10, Pope Francis will inaugurate a three-year preparation process for the 2023 Synod, which will focus on reforming the synodal process. The preparation process and the 2023 Synod,...
Amid Resignation Rumors, Pope Francis Says, ‘It Didn’t Even Cross My Mind’
Thursday, September 2, 2021
In a recent interview, Pope Francis rejected claims that he would be the second pope in eight years to resign.
14 Disabled Children Flee Afghanistan with the Help of Catholic Priest and Nuns
Monday, August 30, 2021
On Wednesday, a Catholic priest managed to flee from the Taliban-run Afghanistan with a group of disabled children and nuns.
Christian Family in Afghanistan Appeals to Pope to Help Them Flee Persecution
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
A Christian family in Afghanistan is appealing to the Vatican to help them escape the country now that the Taliban has taken over.
Historic Vatican Trial May Change Catholic Church's Finances Forever
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
In preparation for the largest trial ever held in Vatican City, 10 Catholic clergymen and laypeople will answer charges of corruption and fraud from Vatican judges on Tuesday.
General Secretary to US Bishops Resigns amid Misconduct Allegations
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
On Tuesday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the resignation of its general secretary, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, citing “improper behavior."
In Biden Communion Debate, US Bishops' Show Willingness to Test Pope Francis
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Next month, the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference is expected to address at its spring general assembly the question of whether President Joe Biden or any pro-abortion Catholic politician should be...
Prosecutors Request Arrest Warrant for Italian Financier Named in Vatican Scandals
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Italian prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for financier Gianluigi Torzi. Torzi, who is already embroiled in a legal battle with the Vatican’s judiciary for his alleged role in the...
After Nice Attacks, Pope Francis and French Catholics Call for Peace with Muslims
Friday, October 30, 2020
Pope Francis and French Catholics are calling for peace with Muslims following a series of terror attacks on Thursday that left three dead.
Clergy Shortage Grows to More Than 3k Catholics for Every Priest, Vatican Data Shows
Monday, October 19, 2020
New data shows that the number of Catholic clergy members has dramatically decreased in the last several years. From 2017 to 2018, there was a 2,675 person drop in the number of priests.
Pompeo, On Impromptu Visit to Rome, Warns Vatican on China Deal
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an impromptu visit to the Vatican on Wednesday and issued a stern reminder that faith leaders must “exercise a moral witness against the persecution of...
Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Named in Vatican Financial Scandals
Friday, September 25, 2020
On Thursday, Pope Francis reportedly accepted high-ranking-prelate Cardinal Angelo Becciu's resignation from his role as the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The Pope...
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