Religion

Catholic Cardinals Urge End To ‘Homosexual Agenda’

BBC News:-  Two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call "the plague of the homosexual agenda", telling bishops to break their complicity over cases of sexual abuse. In an open letter, Cardinals Burke and...

Vatican Admits To Secret Rules For Children Of Priests

CNN:-  The Vatican has revealed that it maintains secret guidelines for priests who father children despite their vows of celibacy. "I can confirm that guidelines exist; it is a document for internal use," Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said in a...

World Association Of Christian Communication Holds Meeting in Saint Lucia

Press Release:-  From February 25th to 27th, the Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre will host a conference with the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC Global). WACC Global is convening a meeting of its project partners across the Caribbean...

Cardinal Defrocked Over Abuse Allegations

BBC News:-  A former Roman Catholic cardinal has been defrocked after historic sexual abuse allegations. Theodore McCarrick is the most senior Catholic figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times. US Church officials said allegations he had sexually assaulted a...

Former Nuns Share Stories Of Sex Abuse

BBC:-  A day after Pope Francis publicly admitted for the first time that clerics had sexually abused nuns, promising to tackle the issue that was "still going on" within the Catholic Church, two former nuns have spoken about their experiences...

Calvary Baptist Church, Gros Islet, celebrates 50th Anniversary

Press Release:-  The Calvary Baptist Church at Massade, Gros Islet, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a number of events that begin on Friday 8th February. The theme chosen for this milestone is “Keeping the faith.” The guest speaker for the anniversary...

Pope Says Priests Kept Nuns As Sex Slaves

BBC News:-  Pope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns, and in one case they were kept as sex slaves. He said in that case his predecessor, Pope Benedict, was forced to shut down an entire congregation of nuns...

World Adventist Leader Says No To Abortion

Jamaica Observer:-  MONTEGO BAY, St James – President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church Pastor Ted Wilson yesterday stoutly defended the sanctity of human life, as the renewed debate on abortion rages on. “Seventh-day Adventists believe in the sanctity of life....

Religious Leader Says Gambling On the Increase, Expresses Concern

Asserting that the the prevalence of gambling has increased here, a religious leader has stated that the matter is a cause of great  concern. "It indicates that people are not trusting in the goodness of God who has promised to...

Pope Reaffirms Priest Celibacy But Makes Case For Exception

Associated Press:-  Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for priests but says there's reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where priests are in short supply. Francis said he believes priestly celibacy is...

Pope Touts ‘Click to Pray’ App

VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP) — Pope Francis on Sunday recommended a praying app called "Click to Pray" ahead of a World Youth Day festival in Panama that allows users to share their prayers online. "Internet and the social networks are a...

T&T Government Urged To Act On Local Cults

Trinidad & Tobago Criminologist Daurius Figueira , has said that there are not enough laws to deal with cult leaders who use religion to lure young people. Trinidad & Tobago Newsday quoted Figueira as making the comments as he was...

Smartphone Users Get ‘Antichrist’ Warning

People's dependence on smartphones and modern technology could bring about the coming of the Antichrist, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has warned. But the BBC has reported that Russian social media users largely responded with humour and skepticism...

Methodist Minister Urges Trust In God, Not Pastors

Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church here, Seth Ampadu, has declared in an interview that people should put their trust in God and not Pastors. He explained that pastors are ordinary members like everyone else. The clergyman said people need to...

Concern Over ‘Money Making’ Churches In Saint Lucia

The Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church in Saint Lucia, Seth Ampadu, has expressed concern about 'money making' churches that have appeared here overnight. "I am very concerned," Ampadu told St Lucia Times. "Nowadays we are making the church into a...

Concern In T&T Over Unregistered Churches

There's concern in Trinidad and Tobago over 'overnight' churches that are not registered with the Ministry of Legal Affairs. The Trinidad Express reports that a lot of the churches are owned and operated by Guyanese nationals, Venezuelans and even Nigerians. According to...

Fake Colombian Priest Exposed After 18 Years

A fake Colombian priest who was hearing confessions and celebrating weddings, was exposed just before Christmas, according to church officials in Spain. The diocese in Spain where he was preaching was quoted  as saying Monday that marriages and baptisms carried...

Pope Urges People In Developed Countries To Be Less Materialistic

Pope Francis has called on people in developed countries to live a simpler and less materialistic life, the BBC has reported. According to the BBC, he also condemned the huge divide between the world's rich and poor, saying Jesus's birth...

Pope Francis tells clerics who abuse minors to hand themselves in

Rome (CNN): Pope Francis has told those who abuse minors to hand themselves in to civil justice authorities and "prepare for divine justice," in his strongest words to date on the sex abuse crisis roiling the Roman Catholic Church. In...

Nigerian Bishops Warn Priests Against Partisan Politics

Nigeria’s Catholic Bishops have directed priests and people of consecrated life not to be involved in active partisan politics, it has been reported. According to Vatican News, the directive includes not publicly supporting any politician or political party. It asserted that ...

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