International

No reason for concern over Benedict XVI’s health says Vatican

By Catholic News Service | August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – An author with a long and close relationship to retired Pope Benedict XVI told a German newspaper that the 93-year-old retired pope is “extremely frail”. Peter Seewald, the author who has published four wide-ranging book-length interviews with the retired pope, was quoted in the August 3 … Read More about No reason for concern over Benedict XVI’s health says Vatican

Pope prays for USA, calls racism a pro-life issue

By Catholic News Service | June 4, 2020 | 2 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Observing with great concern the social unrest unfolding in the United States, Pope Francis said no one can claim to defend the sanctity of every human life while turning a blind eye to racism and exclusion. Addressing all “dear brothers and sisters in the United States” … Read More about Pope prays for USA, calls racism a pro-life issue

Trump visits St John Paul II Shrine in Washington sparking criticism

By Catholic News Service | June 3, 2020 | 2 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC (CNS) – US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the St John Paul II National Shrine in Washington on June 2 before he signed an executive order back at the White House to expand US support for international religious freedom efforts. The crosstown trip was … Read More about Trump visits St John Paul II Shrine in Washington sparking criticism

Archdiocese to livestream Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

By Vatican City (CNS) | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – With people forced to stay home, even during Holy Week, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the archbishop of Turin has announced a special online exposition of the Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Jesus. On Holy Saturday, April 11, as Christians … Read More about Archdiocese to livestream Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

Cardinal vicar of Rome hospitalised with Covid-19

By Vatican City (CNS) | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

ROME (CNS) – Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the papal vicar for Rome, was hospitalised after testing positive for the Covid-19 virus, the Diocese of Rome announced. “After showing some symptoms” on March 30, the 66-year-old cardinal was tested, the diocese said; when the test came back positive, he was hospitalised … Read More about Cardinal vicar of Rome hospitalised with Covid-19

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