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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

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Pope skips rules to declare 16th century Jesuit a saint

Jul 26, 2014

Flamenco-dancing Spanish priest draws crows at Mass

It’s a lot more fun than going to Confession. A Roman Catholic priest in southern Spain has worshippers banging down his church doors, all so they can praise God and dance the flamenco...
Pope skips rules to declare 16th century Jesuit a saint

Jul 27, 2014

LI priests' ranks dwindle, sparking shortage on Sundays

The steady drop in the number of Catholic priests on Long Island and across the country is causing widespread use of retired priests to administer sacraments in parishes, an increase in priests from foreign countries to answer the need in the United ... #Dominican Republic #Roman Catholic Church
Pope skips rules to declare 16th century Jesuit a saint

Jul 07, 2014

Pope Francis compares paedophile priests to 'sacrilegious cult' - video

Pope Francis issues a strong condemnation of child abuse within the Roman Catholic Church and begs forgiveness from those violated by church leaders. He compares abuse within the church to a 'sacrilegious cult' and says those responsible 'sacrificed ... #Roman Catholic Church #Europe