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Pope Francis says about 2% of Catholic priests are paedophiles

Pope Francis is claimed to have said that about 2% of the clergy of the Catholic Church are pedophiles, but some Vatican insiders dispute the authenticity of the interview.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Vatican Bank profits plunge

The controversial Vatican bank has seen its 2013 profit wiped out due to a clean-up process which has seen it end relationships with about 3,000 customers.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 2 comments

Pope Francis begs forgiveness from sex abuse victims

Pope Francis delivered a homily that called for the forgiveness of all sex abuse survivors from clerics in the Catholic Church, but some say it is not enough.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Watchdog group alleges Pope Francis covered up sex abuse

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis is accused of looking the other way when sex abuse occurred while he was still the Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 3 comments

High ranking Australian Catholic Bishop arrested on sex charges

A senior Roman Catholic Bishop who is head of the Australian Defence Force military diocese, has been arrested by Western Australian police and charged with sexual assault.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Pope Francis replaces financial team

The Pope fired all members of the Vatican's financial oversight committee and replaced them with new candidates. This came after significant problems within the group itself.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Women sleeping with priests urge Pope to lift marriage ban

Rome - A renewed light has shone on the issue of celibacy within the Catholic Church as Pope Francis receives a letter urging him to allow priests to have sex and marry.
In the Media by Eric Morales

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.

Phl Cardinal hits human commercialization in Easter message

In his Easter message during his homily on Maundy Thursday at the Mass of the Last Supper, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle showed his dismay about people being treated as material objects in such a way that everyone seems to have a price,
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Pope Francis apologizes for priests who sexually abused children

Aware the Catholic Church has been heavily criticized for not responding adequately to the issue of child sex abuse by priests, Pope Francis made a strongly worded apology on Friday. He did so while meeting with child-rights groups.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Catholic priest arrested for alleged rape, torture in exorcisms

Versailles - A French priest from an ultra-conservative Catholic sect has been arrested and charged with raping and torturing three schoolteachers while performing 'exorcisms.'
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

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.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 3 comments

Child molesters: Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests over 2 years

Documents revealed today by the Vatican show that in 2011 and 2012 Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for child sexual molestation. While the numbers are higher than previous, the Church has only been releasing statistics for 4 years.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Pa. Court reverses priests conviction over sex abuse charges

Philadelphia - A Catholic priest’s conviction for child endangerment was overturned today by a Pennsylvania appeals court because the child endangerment law did not apply to those supervising people who are in charge of children.
In the Media by Stephen Pope - 7 comments

Angels exists but they do not have wings Catholic Church says

Rome - Angelologist Father Lavotori says that the heavenly beings do exist, however he is risking ire by challenging the perception of what angels look like.
In the Media by Eric Morales

5 Philadelphia priests removed over alleged child sex abuse

Philadelphia - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia has removed three suspected pedophile priests, two priests accused of misconduct, and placed another on leave as an investigation into clergy child sex abuse moves forward.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Op-Ed: Is the Catholic church ready for first woman cardinal?

Talks of having a first woman cardinal in Vatican have been spreading like wildfires and rumors are swirling around that reformist Pope Francis could break a canon law of 1917 that says only ordained men can take the role.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Cathedral Square in Old Havana, Cuba Special

Havana - The “Plaza de la Catedral”, located not far from Old Havana’s Main Plaza, is the best known square in Havana and is considered one of the most beautiful and harmonious in Latin America. The mansions surrounding the plaza date from the XVIII century.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Pope says church 'obsessed' with gays, abortion, contraception

In an interview with an influential Jesuit journal, Pope Francis blasted the Catholic Church's 'obsession' with homosexuality, abortion and birth control.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Pope Francis to future priests and nuns: Buy 'humble' cars

Rome - Pope Francis on Saturday evening told future priests and nuns to resist the temptation to buy expensive cars; instead they should buy something more "humble."
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Documents prove Catholic Church shielded pedophile priests

Milwaukee - Newly-released documents prove Roman Catholic Church officials in Milwaukee protected accused pedophile priests from criminal prosecution.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 12 comments

Catholic bishop says lesbian can get married to a gay man

A Catholic bishop in the Philippines said he is ruling the possibility of same sex marriage in the predominantly Catholic country, but admitted that a gay man can marry a lesbian without violating the teachings of the Catholic church.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

Pope Francis admits existence of Vatican 'gay lobby'

Rome - Pope Francis admitted that there is a 'gay lobby' at work inside the Vatican, a reversal from earlier statements from the Holy See denying its existence.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

Sex assault trial for senior Canadian archbishop in OCA begins

The trial of Archbishop Kenneth William (Seraphim) Storheim, highest-ranking cleric in the Canadian diocese of the Orthodox Church in America, began in Winnipeg Monday. The archbishop is accused of sexually assaulting two brothers in the mid-eighties.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Newark archdiocese pays $650K to settle priest sex abuse claims

Newark - The Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey has paid $650,000 to settle sex abuse claims against a pedophile priest who allegedly sexually assaulted numerous children in the 1970s and '80s.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Uganda priest ostracized for publicizing clergy sex abuse

Kampala - A popular Ugandan priest has been ostracized from the Catholic Church after exposing what he calls an 'open secret'-- the rampant sexual abuse of children by clergy members.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

The old Church and Colonial Art Museum of St. Francis of Assisi Special

Santiago - The church of St. Francis of Assisi in Santiago de Chile is the country's oldest building. The religious complex includes a former convent which holds important relics from the time of the Spanish conquest and religious artwork from the colonial period.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 12 comments

Op-Ed: Why would anyone with an ounce of humanity wish to be a Catholic?

The Catholic hierarchy will never be convinced when it comes to gay marriage – or gay anything at all. There’s little or no point in continuing to try. Never the twain shall meet.
In the Media by Andrew John - 19 comments

First month as pope: No more battling with science, Francis says

After calling for decisive action against sex abuse by priests in marking his first month as pope through reforming Catholics church, Pope Francis says Vatican will seek better relationship with science. He appointed eight Cardinals to discuss the reform.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 2 comments

Pope Francis calls for 'decisive action' on sex abuse by priests

In his first comments about clerical sexual abuse, Pope Francis has called for action to combat and end clerical sexual abuse on minors.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 2 comments
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