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Rent a priest: Former priests offer platform to Catholics who've drifted away from church

Sep 28, 2016

Rent a priest: Former priests offer platform to Catholics who've drifted away from church

The 'rent a priest' service is part of a move by the former priests to establish an open church as a common platform for themselves as well as those who have fallen off the mainstream of the Church due to various reasons. #Kerala #ConnectTheDots #Christianity #catholics #christians #Roman Catholic Church #priests #Rent a priest #Indian priests
Vatican leaks trial: Journalists acquitted, source convicted

Jul 07, 2016

Vatican leaks trial: Journalists acquitted, source convicted

The journalists were not considered to have committed a crime on Vatican territory and therefore were outside the judges' territorial authority. #NewsTracker #Vatican #Roman Catholic Church #Vatileaks #Vatican leaks #Gianluigi Nuzzi #Emiliano Fittipaldi #Francesca Chaouqui #Lucio Vallejo Balda
Christians should apologise to gay people for discrimination: Pope Francis

Jun 27, 2016

Christians should apologise to gay people for discrimination: Pope Francis

That comment was one of the first indications that the Vatican under Pope Francis' leadership would take a more conciliatory approach to the gay community #TheySaidIt #Gay #Vatican City #Gay Rights #Roman Catholic Church #Pope Francis
Pope Francis to visit mosque in conflict-ridden Central Africa

Nov 30, 2015

Pope Francis to visit mosque in conflict-ridden Central Africa

Pope Francis is set to visit a mosque in a flashpoint area of the Central African Republic's capital on Monday. #NewsTracker #Africa #Kenya #mosque #car #Pope #Roman Catholic Church #Pope Francis #Central African Republic #Tour
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