International

Pope uplifts secrecy obligation for those who report having been abused

By Michael Otto | December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has abolished the obligation of secrecy for those who report having been sexually abused by a priest and for those who testify in a Church trial or process having to do with clerical sexual abuse. “The person who files the report, the person who … Read More about Pope uplifts secrecy obligation for those who report having been abused

Pope calls for action against destructive culture of food waste

By Catholic News Service | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Paige Hanley VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A negligent and selfish culture of food waste is fueling the global hunger crisis, damaging the lives of individuals and preventing the progress of all people, Pope Francis said. “In many places, our brothers and sisters do not have access to sufficient and … Read More about Pope calls for action against destructive culture of food waste

In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

By Vatican City (CNS) | August 6, 2019 | 2 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who betrayed the trust of their flock through sexual abuse and abuse of conscience and power. In a letter addressed to priests around the world Aug. … Read More about In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

Pope: Prostitution is ‘disgusting vice’ that tortures defenseless women

By Vatican City (CNS) | July 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Prostitution is a horrendous crime that reduces vulnerable women to tortured slaves who are at the mercy of their clients, Pope Francis said. All people of goodwill have a duty to help vulnerable women and other victims of human trafficking escape from forced sexual slavery, the … Read More about Pope: Prostitution is ‘disgusting vice’ that tortures defenseless women

Bishop criticizes ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims

By Catholic News Service | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

DUBLIN (CNS) — An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims.

Like Mary, be ‘influencers’ for God, pope urges at World Youth Day vigil

By Catholic News Service | January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

PANAMA CITY (CNS) — Although Mary would not be considered an “influencer,” like many social media personalities, she still became the most influential woman in history by trusting “in the love and promises of God, the only force capable of making all things new,” Pope Francis told young people at … Read More about Like Mary, be ‘influencers’ for God, pope urges at World Youth Day vigil