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Pope Francis names 20 new Cardinals, majority from Latin America, Africa

Jan 05, 2015

Pope Francis names 20 new Cardinals, majority from Latin America, Africa

In announcing the new voting cardinals, Pope Francis said they come "from 14 countries from every continent (and) manifest the indissoluble links between the Church of Rome" and churches around the world. #World #WhyNow #Asia #Africa #Latin America #Vatican #Roman Catholic Church #Cardinals #Pope Francis #Princes of the church
As Vatican moves to accept gays, Bishops seek balance

Oct 14, 2014

As Vatican moves to accept gays, Bishops seek balance

Bishops are concerned that an emphasis on graduality can lead to confusion about whether Catholics really must follow church law to the letter on hot-button issues like contraception. #NewsTracker #Homosexuality #Vatican #LGBT rights #Roman Catholic Church #The pope #Pope Francis #gay community #bishops
Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Aug 18, 2014

Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Francis, met by festive crowds, spoke several times during his visit to South Korea about inequality, which has been a theme of his papacy since being elected in March 2013. #China #Japan #TheySaidIt #South Korea #North Korea #Vatican #Catholic Church #Roman Catholic Church #The pope #Pope Francis #Pontifex
2% priests in the Catholic Church are sexual abusers Pope

Jul 14, 2014

2% priests in the Catholic Church are sexual abusers Pope

The pope was quoted as saying that, while most paedophilia took place in family situations, "even we have this leprosy in our house". #TheySaidIt #Vatican #Paedophilia #Sexual abuse #Catholic Church #Roman Catholic Church #The pope #Pope Francis #Minors #Church child molestation scandal #Pontifex
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
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
Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican

Dec 21, 2013

Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican

Pope Francis has warned Vatican administrators that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity #NewsTracker #Rome #Vatican City #Pope #Roman Catholic Church #Pope Francis
Pope skips rules to declare 16th century Jesuit a saint

Dec 18, 2013

Pope skips rules to declare 16th century Jesuit a saint

Pope Francis, who is a Jesuit, on Tuesday skipped the Vatican's customary procedures and bestowed sainthood by decree on Father Pierre Favre, a 16th century priest who was one of the first Jesuits. #Roman Catholic Church #Jesuit #Pope Francis #Pierre Favre #Peter Faber #Germant #Roman Catholic saints #Angela of Foligno
Vatican unveils bone fragments said to belong to St Peter

Nov 24, 2013

Vatican unveils bone fragments said to belong to St Peter

The Vatican has for the first time publicly unveiled a handful of disputed bone fragments said by some to belong to the first pope, St Peter. #NewsTracker #Vatican #Roman Catholic Church #St Peter
Vatican suspends Peru bishop accused of child sex abuse

Sep 21, 2013

Vatican suspends Peru bishop accused of child sex abuse

Gabino Miranda was dismissed as auxiliary bishop in the dioceses of Ayacucho, a poor Andean region in southern Peru, after he was accused of having sexual relations with minors. #Peru #Vatican #Lima #Church #Roman Catholic Church #Child sex abuse #paedophile #Pope Francis #bishops #Gabino Miranda