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Pope is rumored to resign to avoid satanic ritual murder charge

The internet rumor mill is buzzing with the possibility of Pope Francis resigning to avoid satanic murder evidence becoming public.

Pope Francis calls exploitation of nature 'sin of our times'

Campobasso - During an address at Italy's University of Molise on Saturday, Pope Francis chastised those who exploit and destroy nature, calling such behavior the "sin of our times".

Senior Australian bishop charged with child sex abuse

Sydney - One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church in Australia has stepped down from his role after being charged with child sex abuse, the Church said on Monday.

New claims of drug trials on children at Irish Catholic homes

Dublin - Fresh claims that children at Catholic 'mother and baby' homes in Ireland were subjected to experimental vaccine trials heaped further controversy Monday on the Church-run institutions.

Irish examining possibility of other mass baby graves

London - Irish officials will investigate if the mass grave for almost 800 babies discovered near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns is an isolated case, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Thursday.

Amnesty urges Ireland to launch probe into mass children's grave

London - An urgent investigation must be launched into revelations that almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, Amnesty said Thursday.

800 'forgotten' babies buried in mass grave at Irish Catholic home

Dublin - Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, new research Wednesday showed, throwing more light on the Irish Catholic Church's troubled past.

Op-Ed: Pope John Paul II's canonization and rainbows that circle the sun

Pope Francis has declared Pope John Paul II a Roman Catholic Saint. Having been a local witness to this event, I recalled seeing Pope John Paul II in action when I was a youth participant of the 1993 8th World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Poor hit hardest by cuts in crisis-hit Europe

Athens - Welfare cuts ordered in the wake of Europe's economic crisis are hitting the poor disproportionately hard, with child poverty rising and people's health at risk, a leading Catholic charity warned on Thursday.

Germany's 'bling bishop' resigns, Pope Francis I accepts

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation Wednesday of the Bishop of Limburg, the controversial German “Bishop of Bling” whose lifestyle of excess has been the subject of much controversy within the church as of late.

Thousands mourn Shanghai's 'underground' bishop

Shanghai - Thousands of mourners packed a Shanghai square on Saturday to bid farewell to "underground" Catholic Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang whose faith, they said, led him to endure decades of suffering at the hands of China's ruling Communist Party.Fan, who was...

Vatican, Anglicans, Muslims unite to fight slavery

- Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims came together Monday to fight slavery with the launch of a global network to tackle human trafficking, forced prostitution and child labour.The Global Freedom Network, the brainchild of billionaire Australian magnate An...

Maryknoll Sister’s work with Ethiopian TB patients Special

To help build support for groups fostering hope and healing among TB patients in Ethiopia, Maryknoll Sister Rosemarie Milazzo of Brooklyn, NY, recently traveled to Addis Ababa to work with Harvard University’s Global Medical Committee.

Philippine Catholics make lifelong sacrifice after typhoon

Santa Rita - Returning to their destroyed village after a catastrophic typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year, a weary band of Catholics vowed a lifelong sacrifice to thank God for saving them.

Catholics support Francis, but many split on teachings: poll

Washington - Catholics believe Pope Francis is doing a good job, but many disagree with Church doctrine on hot-button issues, especially contraceptives, according to a global poll out on Sunday.

Catholics support Francis, but many split on teachings: poll

Washington - Catholics believe Pope Francis is doing a good job, but many disagree with Church doctrine on hot-button issues, especially contraceptives, according to a global poll out on Sunday.

Man baptised at the age of 99

London - A 99 year-old man from Brentwood in Essex in England has been baptised. “I have been thinking about it for a couple of years,” commented Norman Machin after the baptism.

The end of the Year of Faith, gays, and the new Pope

Rome - Today marks the end of the Year of Faith, a Roman Catholic initiative to refocus on the core teachings of Christ. Pope Francis has been visibly leading a quiet reformation attempt within the Church.

Vatican L'Osservatore Romano says Hulk and Batman are Catholic

The official Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano devoted an entire page of its latest issue to exploring the "religiousness" of popular comic superheroes and concluded the Hulk and Batman are Catholic, although, unfortunately, Superman is Methodist.

Brazil: Catholic priest excommunicated for 'liberal views'

Bauru - A Catholic priest in Brazil has been excommunicated after publicly resigning from his post due to his personal defense of homosexuality, open marriage, and other practices which go against the Church's teachings.

Op-Ed: On the Pope's immunity from hate speech backlash

The 266th sovereign of The Vatican City State, Jorge Mario Bergogli, better known now as Pope Francis, seems to share more with his predecessors than just a peculiar Popemobile.

Op-Ed: Is Pope Francis the Peter the Roman of medieval eschatology?

While Pope Francis appears to be a nice and gentle spiritual leader, some biblical eschatologists fear that he is the Peter the Roman of St. Malachi's famous prophecy. A few biblical eschatologists are concerned about Pope Francis'Jesuit roots.

The truth finally revealed: Cardinal O'Brien apologizes

The disgraced U.K. cardinal finally admits his bad sexual conduct. O'Brien initially rejected the claims, saying he was resigning because he did not want to distract from the upcoming conclave that will pick a successor to the resigned Pope Benedict XVI.

UPDATE: UK Cardinal resigns following misconduct allegations

Edinburgh - The recently embattled Archbishop of Edinburgh, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, has announced he is resigning his position effective immediately.

Documents fuel conjecture of Pope's resignation, immunity request

Providence - The release of court documents involving a Roman Catholic organization is fueling speculation that Pope Benedict was forced to resign.

Protesting Pope Benedict XVI, Catholics become 'Un-Catholics'

In response to the message about the gay community made by Pope Benedict XVI at the annual Christmas address, Catholics in the Netherlands are becoming "Un-Catholic."

Review: 'Love is An Uphill Thing' by Jimmy Savile Special

Jimmy Savile's autobiography, "Love is An Uphill Thing" is in short supply and prices are rising fast on ebay. In this 1976 book, the continuing torrent of allegations against the former star find ample support.

Australia's Catholic Church admits 620 child sex abuse cases

Melbourne - The Roman Catholic Church in Australia's state of Victoria has admitted that hundreds of children have been sexually abused since the 1930s.

Priest who blamed children for abuse still under fire Special

New York - Last week Father Benedict Groeschel, a prominent Catholic priest, found himself in the eye of a controversial storm after he made statements blaming children for sexual abuse. Reactions to his his comments were swift and fierce.

Violence between Protestant and Catholic groups erupts in Belfast

Belfast - Violence broke out in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast over the weekend. What is being labelled as sectarian violence appears to be in response to a marching band playing sectarian music in a primarily Catholic neighborhood.
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