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Who am I to judge if someone is gay and reaches out to god: Pope

Jul 29, 2013

Who am I to judge if someone is gay and reaches out to god: Pope

In contrast his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. #NewsTracker #Gay #Sexual orientation #Vatican Church #Pope Francis #Gay priest
Pope Francis now has huge following of 6 mn on Twitter

Apr 24, 2013

Pope Francis now has huge following of 6 mn on Twitter

The Spanish version is reported to be the fastest-growing of the account's nine languages, with 2.046 million followers. #NewsTracker #Vatican Church #Pope Francis
Conclave to elect new pope to begin on Tuesday

Mar 11, 2013

Conclave to elect new pope to begin on Tuesday

The conclave date was set on Friday afternoon during a vote by the College of Cardinals. Tuesday will begin with a Mass in the morning in St Peter's Basilica, followed by the first balloting in the afternoon. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Pope Benedict XVI #College of Cardinals #Papal conclave #Vatican Church
Sistine Chapel closed ahead of conclave to elect new Pope

Mar 06, 2013

Sistine Chapel closed ahead of conclave to elect new Pope

In a message on its website, the Vatican Museums said it would still be possible to visit the complex but the renaissance Sistine Chapel, the Borgia Apartment and the modern religious art collection would be off-limits to tourists. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Pope #Pope Benedict #Sistine Chapel #Vatican Church
College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

Mar 04, 2013

College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

The idea is to have the new pope elected during next week and officially installed several days later so he can preside over the Holy Week ceremonies starting with Palm Sunday on 24 March and culminating in Easter the following Sunday. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #College of Cardinals #Vatican Church #Roman catholicism #Holy Week #Palm Sunday

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College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

Jun 27, 2014

Vatican defrocks former papal envoy accused of child sex abuse

The former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of having sexually abused boys in Santo Domingo, has been defrocked by a Vatican tribunal, Catholic Church officials here said Friday...
College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

Jun 27, 2014

Vatican Ex-Ambassador Convicted of Sex Abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted by a church tribunal of sex abuse and has been defrocked, the first such sentence handed down against a top papal representative. The Vatican said Friday... #Dominican Republic #Pope John Paul II #Vatican City
College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

Jun 27, 2014

Vatican Defrocks Ex-Ambassador for Abuse of Minors

The Vatican has ordered the defrocking of its highest-level official in recent times for the alleged sexual abuse of minors, as the Catholic Church is determined to show its no-tolerance policy toward clerical abusers... #Dominican Republic #Pope John Paul II #Vatican City