International

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

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