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Pope on Holy Thursday urges priests to be close to sinners

(AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged priests to be spiritually close to their flocks and not insist only on preaching laws when they sin. Francis issued the guidance during...

Report: Key unofficial bishop in Vatican-China deal detained

(AP) — A bishop in China's underground Catholic Church has reportedly been detained, just as the Vatican has been laying the groundwork for him to step aside as part...

Greek bishop to be retried under homophobia law

(AFP) - A Greek bishop will be retried after being controversially acquitted on charges of inciting violence against homosexuals, a judicial source said Tuesday. Bishop Amvrosios, whose name is Athanassios...

Author of “The Dictator Pope” suspended as Knight of Malta

(AP) — The author of a highly critical book about Pope Francis, entitled "The Dictator Pope," has been suspended by the Knights of Malta lay religious order. In a statement...

Barbados: Hijab, youth unemployment among election issues for Muslims

Barbados Nation:-  A MUSLIM WOMAN’S RIGHT to wear the head scarf (hijab) when taking pictures for identification is one of the key issues the community wants addressed as the 2018...

Pope Francis says it’s ‘abuse’ to accessorize with the crucifix

(Fox News) - The Pope hit out at the 'abuse' of the crucifix by people who wear them as fashion accessories. In a speech at St Peter's Square in the...

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...