Tag: Pope Francis

Pope serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

Pope serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“From what I saw — I haven’t seen him today, but I have seen him in these days; I was with him during the trip to Ireland and after — he seems serene,” Cardinal Parolin said.

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Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

| Cindy Wooden | August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in the pews and even priests in the Vatican are confused about the long document Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published claiming Pope Francis turned a blind eye to information he had about the sexual misconduct of now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

| Mark Pattison | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo reiterated an Aug. 16 call for an apostolic visitation, working with a national lay commission granted independent authority, to investigate the “many questions surround Archbishop McCarrick.”

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Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

| Cindy Wooden | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to resign is written in a way that people should be able to draw their own conclusions.

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Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

A former apostolic nuncio to the United States accused church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of abuse of conscience and power by now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

| Cindy Wooden | August 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the failures “of bishops, religious superiors, priests and others” in the Catholic Church to protect children from the “repugnant crimes” of physical and sexual abuse, Pope Francis began his two-day visit to Ireland.

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Extremism cannot be fought with extreme language, intolerance, pope says

Extremism cannot be fought with extreme language, intolerance, pope says

| August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic legislators must defend religious freedom around the globe, but they must take care to ensure they do not fall into the trap of showing disrespect toward or intolerance of other religions while doing so, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican confirms pope will meet abuse survivors in Ireland

Vatican confirms pope will meet abuse survivors in Ireland

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet survivors of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland Aug. 25-26, but it will be up to the survivors to decide whether any information about the meeting will be released, said the director of the Vatican press office.

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Eucharist is a taste of heaven on earth, pope says

Eucharist is a taste of heaven on earth, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

By receiving the Eucharist at Mass, Christians are given Christ’s same spirit and a taste of eternal life, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being “criminal and morally reprehensible.”

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Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address abuse scandal

Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address abuse scandal

| Cindy Wooden | August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the bishops of Chile issued a formal apology for failing to listen to clerical abuse victims and drew up national guidelines for responding to abuse allegations, Pope Francis sent them a handwritten letter of thanks.

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Pope prays Blessed Paul VI will intercede for ‘church he loved so much’

Pope prays Blessed Paul VI will intercede for ‘church he loved so much’

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the 40th anniversary of the death of Blessed Paul VI, Pope Francis went into the grotto under St. Peter’s Basilica to pray at his predecessor’s simple tomb.

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