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Top German Catholic Church official offers resignation over 'catastrophe of sexual abuse'
A top cleric in Germany's Catholic Church has offered to resign as the Archbishop of Munich, saying he shared "responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse" by church officials.
Pope Francis Updates Canon Law To Address Paedophilia By Priests
The purpose of the revision, wrote Pope Francis in introducing the changes, is "restoration of justice, the reform of the offender, and the repair of scandal."
German priests defy Vatican ban and bless same-sex unions
The Catholic Church has lost touch with the "living reality" of LGBT+ people, said one of more than 100 German priests who are defying the Vatican this week by blessing same-sex couples.
Bishops of Britain and Scotland call for protection of vulnerable migrants
In a letter to authorities, the Bishops of Britain and Scotland highlight some areas of concern in the UK’s New Plan for Immigration and encourage all to break down the walls that separate us in order to build bridges that foster a cultu...
Pope Francis Backs Waiving Patents On Coronavirus Vaccines
Pope Francis, who has repeatedly spoken of the need to share vaccines, condemned the "virus of individualism" that "makes us indifferent to the suffering of others".
Britain's treatment of asylum seekers 'highly irresponsible'
Britain's treatment of asylum seekers is “highly irresponsible” and at odds with the vision of Pope Francis, the director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK said during a Vatican press conference.
Prince Harry and Jennifer Lopez lead 'Vax Live' concert in Los Angeles
The star-studded event has raised more than $53 million in donations, surpassing the fundraising goal, organisers said
Prince Philip: Queen 'has been amazing', says Countess of Wessex
The Queen "has been amazing" following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the Countess of Wessex has said.
Prince Philip's Funeral On April 17, Harry To Attend
Royal officials said the funeral, which will be televised, will take place at 1400 GMT on Saturday, April 17 in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, west of London.
Pope calls for end to war, violence, and ‘race for new weaponry’ in Easter message
Pope Francis condemned the conflicts in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, calling for an end to the “clash of arms” in his Easter message.
Vatican official ‘offered call girl as thank you for £300m Chelsea property deal’
A Vatican official allegedly offered a businessman the services of a call girl as they negotiated the Holy See’s £300 million purchase of a landmark London property, according to a High Court ruling.
Pope sends Julian Assange personal message to his jail cell, partner says
Pope Francis has conveyed a personal message to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains incarcerated in a British maximum security prison battling possible extradition to the US, the publisher’s partner has said.
Racism is 'a virus', says Pope Francis, warning of lurking threat
'Instances of racism continue to shame us, for they show that our supposed social progress is not as real or definitive as we think.'
Pope Francis Calls for ‘New World Order’ After the Pandemic
Pope Francis said things will never be the same in a post-pandemic world, calling instead for the establishment of a “new world order.”
Elton John criticises 'hypocritical' Vatican over same-sex stance
Singer tweets that Holy See indirectly invested in his Rocketman biopic
Vatican says it will not bless same-sex unions, calling them a 'sin'
The Vatican said Monday that the Catholic Church would not bless same-sex unions, in a combative statement approved by Pope Francis that threatens to widen the chasm between the church and much of the LGBTQ community.
Pope Francis leads Sunday prayers in ruins of bombed Iraq church
Pope Francis has led Sunday prayers from the ruins of an Iraqi cathedral destroyed by the Islamic State.
Pope Francis meets with top Shia cleric on historic visit to Iraq
Pope Francis condemned violence in the name of God as ‘the greatest blasphemy’ during his historic visit to Iraq, where he met with the country’s top Shia cleric.
Pope Francis opens first-ever papal visit to Iraq amid tight security
Pope Francis opened the first-ever papal visit to Iraq with a plea for the country to protect its centuries-old diversity.
Herefordshire Catholic school's sex programme under fire
A school's sex and relationship programme which says contraception is wrong and gay and lesbian people cannot marry has been criticised by a council.
Political ‘personality cults’ are bad for democracy and rule of law, Pope says, citing events of 2020
Pope Francis condemned political cults of personality and said mature democracies must ensure the rule of law prevails over political interests, in what was widely interpreted as a condemnation of populism.
Breaking From Tradition, Pope Elects First Woman To Senior Church Post
Frenchwoman Nathalie Becquart is one of the two new undersecretaries named Saturday to the synod, where she has been a consultant since 2019.
From spy to singer, world leaders' surprising former jobs
Everyone’s got to start somewhere, even world leaders. Yet you might be surprised by the variety of first jobs held by these prolific politicians – from comedians to composers, bus drivers to bouncers. Click or scroll through to discover...
Pope Francis, Ex-Pope Benedict Get Virus Vaccines: Vatican
It had already been reported that Francis, 84, had received the jab on Wednesday, the first day of the Vatican's vaccination drive, but officials declined to confirm the news.
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