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Vatican ‘Lettergate’ scandal comes to a head as text released

(Reuters) - The Vatican "Lettergate" scandal came to a head on Saturday when the Holy See, under pressure from the media and conservatives, released a full text by former...

Cardinal’s alleged sex victims testify in Australian court

(AP) — The most senior Catholic Church leader to be charged with sexual abuse came close to confronting his accusers on Monday in a video-linked Australian court hearing to...

Vatican indicts ex-bank head, says embezzlement loss is $62M

(AP) — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than 50 million...

Catholic church urged to stop using nuns as cheap labour

The Guardian:-  A Vatican magazine has denounced widespread exploitation of nuns for cheap or free labour in the Roman Catholic church, saying the male hierarchy should stop treating them like lowly servants. The...

Vatican sex abuse investigator wraps up his mission in Chile

(AP) — The Vatican's sex crimes investigator has ended his mission in Chile, and Roman Catholic officials say he plans to deliver a report to the pope on a...

Holiest church in Christianity closed in Israel tax dispute

(AFP) - Christian leaders took the rare step on Sunday of closing Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where tradition holds Jesus was buried, in protest at Israeli...

Pope Francis warns against ‘fake fasting’ during Lent

Vatican News:-  Pope Francis'  words of warning against what he called “fake fasting” came during the homily on Friday at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta. When fasting, Pope Francis said, a true...

US: Church asks worshippers to bring assault rifles to blessing

Sky News:-  A church in Pennsylvania is inviting couples to bring their assault rifles to be blessed with them at a commitment ceremony. Worshippers at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary...

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99

NORTH CAROLINA, United States — The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist...

Pope backs down after defending Nigerian bishop rejected by locals

(Reuters) - A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an...