Holy See acknowledges case of abusive former Archbishop of Washington “remains an open wound” but says Church learning from “omissions, underestimations and wrong choices”
Jesuit Klaus Mertes says officials “repeating the abuse”, criticises Church attempts to censor survivors and calls for a new “truth commission” to uncover extent of negligence
“It is intolerable for us that no responsibility is taken”, denounce members of ‘Maria 2.0’ in protests at cathedral and at cardinal’s home and office
“It is our obligation as faith leaders to model responses that are dignified, humane and merciful, rather than vengeful”, say members of Religions for Peace World Council
Quoting Pope Francis, President of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue insists fundamentalism “not due to religion, but to misinterpretations of religious texts”
French Bishops say 320 people presented accusations against priests between September 2018 and September 2020
At Requiem for deceased cardinals and bishops, Francis insists resurraction not a “distant mirage” but an event “already present and even now mysteriously at work in our lives”
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich warns on publication of blasphemous cartoons: “There cannot be absolute freedom… freedom of expression must take into account others’ views”
“All three of these evils are contrary to Catholic teaching… The US bishops ought to condemn the publication and advise the faithful that it is not recommended”
Pope mourns aggression “that sowed death in a place of prayer and consolation”: “I pray for the victims, for their families and for the beloved French people, that they may respond to evil with good”
“Francis does not merely state that Black Lives Matter, but he shows it by this long-overdue naming of a Black American to the College of Cardinals”
“Moral and religious life cannot be reduced to an anxious and forced obedience”, Francis warns in catechesis
The under-secretary of the Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section welcomes Francis’ theological and pastoral spotlight on “the contextual aspect of the truth”
Dr. Margarita Starkeviciute says she agrees with pontiff “that it is necessary to pay more attention to social factors” in markets
The Archbishop of Luxembourg and president of the EU Bishops warns nationalistic responses to COVID have “the explosive power to smash the EU”
“Let us show that this virus can be defeated by stronger love and sympathy”, urges Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Deplore the “ongoing injustice” of money needed for COVID-19 prevention and treatment “still being diverted to debt repayments”
“The world will be destroyed by politics without principles, by wealth without work, by business without ethics”, warns Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, quoting Gandhi
A cardinal has defended the Pope against charges that his new encyclical Fratelli tutti is “communist”, insisting that Francis “doesn’t change so much as a comma” of Catholic social doctrine.
A Vaticanist is urging the Pope to bring transparency to the “circus” of disinformation on the latest round of Holy See financial scandals.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin received members of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Measures against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (Moneyval) of the Council of Europe, which began its evaluation visit to the Vatican on Wednesday.
At the opening of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis stressed the inextricable link between caring for our home and the way our economy works.
A cardinal who was fired by Pope Francis Thursday caused a “huge black hole” in Church finances by funnelling funds to offshore investments and family businesses, according to a media report.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Angelo Becciu as a cardinal and as the prefect of the Vatican saints’ department.
Portuguese Catholics have blasted a cardinal and a bishop for their “disappointing and undesirable conservatism”.
In the cathedral of Como on Saturday morning, the funeral Mass took place for priest Roberto Malgesini, murdered on Tuesday by a homeless person.
The head of the German Bishops’ Conference has clapped back at the cardinal of Cologne after he warned of the danger of schism emerging from the German Church’s ‘synodal path’ reform process.