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Pope Francis: Who pays the price for the corruption of a prelate?

June 20, 2014 · 

By Deacon Greg Kandra June 16, 2014   Strong words from his homily today: The poor are the ones who end up paying for the damage wrought by the corruption of the powerful, whose avidity leaves the poor without the things of which they have need and to which they have a right. This was the theme of […]

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Pope Francis kisses feet of women and Muslim man in Maundy Thursday rite

April 14, 2014 · 

REUTERS Two young women were among 12 people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed at a traditional ceremony in a Rome youth prison on Holy Thursday, the first time a pontiff has included females in the rite. The pope traveled to the Casal del Marmo prison on Rome’s outskirts for the traditional Mass, which […]

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Pope Francis takes responsibility for child abuse by clergy

April 14, 2014 · 

The Pope  make the first strong statement that takes responsibility and   threatened harsh sanctions against the clerical abusers.   “I feel that I must take responsibility for all the harm that some priests-quite a number, but not in proportion to the total. I must take responsibility and ask forgiveness for the damage they have caused […]

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Pope Francis orders investigation into cardinals alleged abuse

April 7, 2014 · 

by Joshua J. McElwee  (NCR Online via CNUA) The Vatican has appointed a bishop known for aggressively investigating cases of sexual abuse to take testimony of clergy alleging sexual misconduct in Scotland’s archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, where Cardinal Keith O’Brien was archbishop until resigning under disgrace in February 2013. The archdiocese’s current leader, […]

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POPE FRANCIS TO ERADICATE MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

March 26, 2014 · 

Vatican City, 17 March 2014 (VIS) – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the “Global Freedom Network”, an agreement between the representatives of the great world religions to eradicate modern forms of slavery and human trafficking, in collaboration with the Walk Free Foundation. The speakers at […]

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Pope Francis wants to visit ‘Yolanda’ victims

January 30, 2014 · 

MANILA, Jan. 28, 2014— Pope Francis has expressed his intention to visit the typhoon-ravaged areas in Leyte, a Vatican official said. Cardinal Robert Sarah, President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, said the possible visit is for the pope to show consolation and spiritual closeness to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. The church official […]

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LIKE POPE FRANCIS? TRY JESUS

December 17, 2013 · 

Washington Post December 15, 201. By Elizabeth Tenet,  editor of The Washington Post’s OnFaith blog Months before Time magazine blessed Pope Francis as its 2013 “Person of the Year,” the secular media’s love affair with the Argentine pontiff was well underway. “We love him,” swooned the Huffington Post. “Our cool new pope,” declared Gawker. “You […]

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Leading priest predicts the end of celibacy in the Catholic Church

January 24, 2012 ·  By PATRICK COUNIHAN, IrishCentral Staff Writer

A leading missionary priest has claimed that celibacy will soon be a thing of the past – and described it as a ‘business arrangement’ for the Catholic Church.

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Catholic nun shot dead

November 16, 2011 · 

A 53-year-old nun from Kerala who led campaigns to defend tribal rights was shot dead Wednesday in Jharkhand. Sister Valsa John, who belonged to the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, was killed during an alleged encounter near her home in the early hours of yesterday morning in Pakur district. Bishop Julius Marandi of […]

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