Vatican deepens ties with Beijing, appoints new bishop close to regime

Europe 09/06/21, 21:43

Earth's highest Catholic institution appointed a communist sympathizer on Sept. 5. The Vatican faces a new scandal after controversially accepted Father Joseph Cui Qingqi's nomination for Wuhan's next bishop. Cui will be ordained at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, on Sept 8. This is despite him being the only candidate the Beijing-linked ...

The Vatican stepping up its crusade against vaccine hesitancy

Europe 07/04/21, 02:22

The Pontifical Academy for Life (PAL) is intensifying its campaign against so-called vaccine hesitancy by enlisting scientists from globalist organizations to combat "anti-vaxxers," whom they accuse of spreading "misinformation and fake news." While scientists struggled to provide adequate answers to questions about the experimental vaccines' safety and efficacy, PAL head Abp. ...

‘You don’t negotiate with evil. You kick it out’: Sam Brownback urges Vatican to reconsider its stance with CCP

Europe 05/17/21, 16:09

Sam Brownback, former Ambassador for Religious Freedom, urged the Vatican to reconsider its non-critical stance with the Chinese Communist regime following the release of the U.S. State Department's annual Religious Freedom Report, which documents widespread human rights violations against believers in China. In October 2020, the Vatican renewed a controversial agreement ...

‘Bombshell’ in the Vatican: Could Benedict XVI still be the Pope?

Opinion 05/13/21, 01:55

Is Pope Francis a representative of Freemasonry? How long has the usurpation of the Vatican been planned? Could Benedict XVI have perhaps not resigned from the Papacy and is therefore still the official Pope? We will show what promises to clear up any doubts about how the Argentinian Jorge Bergoglio came ...

Shocking: Vatican invests at least $24 million in abortion industry

News 04/30/21, 17:45

This week, an Italian investigative news program accused the Vatican Treasury of investing 20 million euros (about $24 million) in pharmaceutical companies involved in the mass manufacture of the controversial "morning-after pill." The program Report, broadcast by the Rai 3 channel, interviewed the Vatican's former auditor general, Libero Milone, who assured ...

Key points of Vatican law on reporting sex abuse, cover-ups

Europe 05/09/19, 07:40

Pope Francis on Thursday issued a new church law about reporting clergy sex abuse and cover-up, outlining investigation procedures when the accused is a bishop or religious superior. It's the latest effort by the pope to respond to the global eruption of the sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Some key points ...

Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

Europe 04/21/19, 03:27

Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Mass this year facing a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka.Hours after celebrating a late-night vigil, Francis processed into a flower-decked St. Peter's Square for the liturgy Sunday commemorating the resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion.This year the Easter season has been ...

Pope Francis blesses palm branches as he ushers in Holy Week

Europe 04/14/19, 03:57

Pope Francis is marking Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, which is jammed with tens of thousands of faithful.Sprinkling holy water, Francis blessed palm fronds and olive branches clutched by pilgrims, tourists and Romans. He watched from steps at the foot of the obelisk in the center of the ...

Retired Pope Benedict wades into clergy sex abuse debate

Europe 04/11/19, 09:38

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has published an analysis on the Catholic Church's clergy sex abuse scandal, blaming it on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and church laws that protected priests. The essay immediately raised eyebrows, seeming to interfere with or even contradict Pope Francis' own efforts to confront one of ...

New Guam archbishop after predecessor’s sex abuse verdict

America 04/06/19, 06:48

Pope Francis has formally named Monsignor Michael Byrnes as Guam's archbishop following the definitive sex abuse verdict against his predecessor. Byrnes in 2016 had been named coadjutor bishop for the U.S. Pacific island territory, giving him the right of succession after Archbishop Anthony Apuron was removed pending the investigation into claims ...

Vatican upholds sex abuse conviction against Guam archbishop

Europe 04/04/19, 08:16

The Vatican has upheld its conviction of Guam's ousted archbishop for sexually abusing minors and has added a further penalty on appeal that effectively prevents him from presenting himself as a bishop. The Vatican announced the definitive decision against Archbishop Anthony Apuron Thursday. In doing so, it revealed for the first ...

Pope: Women have ‘legitimate claims’ for justice, equality

Europe 04/02/19, 04:35

Pope Francis says women have "legitimate claims" to seek more justice and equality in the Catholic Church, but has stopped short of endorsing more sweeping calls from his own bishops to give women decision-making roles.Francis on Tuesday issued a document inspired by an October 2018 meeting of bishops on better ...

Pope mandates reporting of sex abuse claims in Vatican City

Europe 03/29/19, 06:02

Pope Francis has issued sweeping new sex abuse legislation for Vatican personnel and Holy See diplomats overseas, requiring the immediate reporting of abuse allegations to Vatican prosecutors, a policy shift aimed at being a model for the Catholic Church worldwide. The mandatory reporting provision of the legislation published Friday marks the ...

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