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Catholic church sexual abuse: Pope asks victims for forgiveness

Jul 08, 2014

Catholic church sexual abuse: Pope asks victims for forgiveness

Abuse victims and their advocates have long demanded that higher-ups be made to answer for the decades-long cover-ups of rape and molestation of youngsters in a scandal that has rocked the church and dismayed its worldwide flock of 1.2 billion. #World #NewsTracker #Rape #children #Catholic Church #Child sexual abuse #molestation #rapes #Pope Francis #bishops
Suspected fraud plot foiled at Vatican bank

Mar 31, 2014

Suspected fraud plot foiled at Vatican bank

Two men toting a briefcase stuffed with false bond certificates purportedly worth trillions of euros (dollars) tried to bluff their way into the exclusive Vatican bank in a foiled fraud plot, Italian police said on Sunday. #World #Italy #Vatican #Roman Catholic Church #Davide Cardia
Photos: When Barack Obama met Pope Francis for the first time

Mar 28, 2014

Photos: When Barack Obama met Pope Francis for the first time

Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control. Images from the meeting. #United States #Barack Obama #ImagesOfTheDay #Vatican #Catholic Church #Pope Francis
Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Feb 26, 2014

Benedict denies he was pressured to resign as Pope

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to resign, saying his decision was freely made and his alone. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Pope Benedict XVI #Vatican #Roman Catholic Church #Pope Francis
Vatican's new finance ministry head admits 'enormous' task ahead

Feb 25, 2014

Vatican's new finance ministry head admits 'enormous' task ahead

The Vatican said in a statement that Pell "has been asked to start work as soon as possible" as head of the Secretariat for the Economy, a role aimed at helping the poor and increasing transparency. #Economy #Money #Vatican #Catholic Church #Pope Francis #George Pell

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Vatican's new finance ministry head admits 'enormous' task ahead

Jul 12, 2014

On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants

The old-fashioned trolley bus stopped just outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and eight or so passengers — new immigrants who had just stolen across the Rio Grande from Mexico — filed off, clutching water bottles and manila envelopes marked with t...
Vatican's new finance ministry head admits 'enormous' task ahead

Jul 12, 2014

On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants

The old-fashioned trolley bus stopped just outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and eight or so passengers — new immigrants who had just stolen across the Rio Grande from Mexico — filed off, clutching water bottles and manila envelopes marked with t...
Vatican's new finance ministry head admits 'enormous' task ahead

Jul 12, 2014

On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants

The old-fashioned trolley bus stopped just outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and eight or so passengers — new immigrants who had just stolen across the Rio Grande from Mexico — filed off, clutching water bottles and manila envelopes marked with t...