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Little progress since Vatican's sexual abuse summit, say activists

Little progress since Vatican's sexual abuse summit, say activists

Pope yet to implement crucial reforms to canon law one year on from summitThe Vatican has done little to seriously address the problem of clerical sexual abuse one year on from an unprecedented summit
Pope Francis Attempts To Compromise On Rule-Change Proposals By Allowing Priests To Marry Him

Pope Francis Attempts To Compromise On Rule-Change Proposals By Allowing Priests To Marry Him

VATICAN CITY—In an effort to find middle ground between liberal factions hoping to modernize the church and conservative forces seeking to preserve orthodoxy, Pope Francis issued a new decree Friday
Cardinal Zen: Vatican Is ‘Giving Everything’ to China’s Communists

Cardinal Zen: Vatican Is ‘Giving Everything’ to China’s Communists

Cardinal Joseph Zen said this week that the Vatican seeks compromise with China’s Communist Party (CCP), but they want “complete surrender.”
Pope Francis Dismayed over Liberals’ Reaction to Priestly Celibacy Ruling

Pope Francis Dismayed over Liberals’ Reaction to Priestly Celibacy Ruling

Pope Francis expressed “consternation” over the way progressives have rejected his decision not to change Church practice regarding priestly celibacy or women’s ordination, according to U.S. bishops
Bolsonaro attacks Pope Francis over pontiff's plea to protect the Amazon

Bolsonaro attacks Pope Francis over pontiff's plea to protect the Amazon

Pope urged Catholics to ‘feel outrage’ over Amazon destructionBolsonaro: ‘What is Greenpeace? Nothing but rubbish’Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonarohas lashed out at Pope Francis after the
Progressives Irate over Pope Francis Letter Confirm Conservatives’ Fears

Progressives Irate over Pope Francis Letter Confirm Conservatives’ Fears

Pope Francis has succeeded in enraging radical Catholics with a new letter that affirms traditional discipline regarding priestly celibacy and women’s ordination.
Pope Francis Says ‘No’ to Married Priests in Amazon Region

Pope Francis Says ‘No’ to Married Priests in Amazon Region

Pope Francis has denied appeals from a recent Vatican synod of bishops that suitable married men be ordained to the Catholic priesthood.
Pope Francis Thanks Knights of Columbus for Upholding ‘Sacredness’ of Human Life

Pope Francis Thanks Knights of Columbus for Upholding ‘Sacredness’ of Human Life

Pope Francis met with a delegation from the Knights of Columbus in the Vatican Monday, thanking them for their “faithful witness to the sacredness and dignity of human life.”
Pope Francis Meets with Beleaguered Middle East Patriarchs

Pope Francis Meets with Beleaguered Middle East Patriarchs

Pope Francis met with six Catholic patriarchs from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq on Friday to discuss Christian persecution in the region as well as their mass emigration from the Middle East.
Pope Francis Condemns the ‘Evil’ of Gender Theory

Pope Francis Condemns the ‘Evil’ of Gender Theory

Pope Francis has denounced the "evil" of gender theory in a new book, saying the ideology seeks to erase all differences between men and woman.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs Accuses Trump of ‘Thuggery’ at Vatican Gathering

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Accuses Trump of ‘Thuggery’ at Vatican Gathering

Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs went on a tirade against President Donald Trump at a Vatican meeting Wednesday, insisting that his reelection would be “absolutely dangerous.”
Pope Francis Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Catholic-Muslim Accord

Pope Francis Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Catholic-Muslim Accord

Pope Francis marked the first anniversary of the Abu Dhabi joint accord Tuesday by calling for “a future free from hatred, resentment, extremism and terrorism.”
Pope Francis Plans Trip to Most Populous Muslim Country

Pope Francis Plans Trip to Most Populous Muslim Country

Pope Francis is looking to travel to Indonesia later this year, the nation with the highest Muslim population in the world, Reuters reported Monday.
Pope Francis: Every Baptized Christian Is Called to Be a Missionary

Pope Francis: Every Baptized Christian Is Called to Be a Missionary

Every baptized Christian is called to actively proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said Sunday in his weekly Angelus address.
“The Two Popes” Gives Way to Pope vs. Pope on the Issue of Celibacy in the Priesthood

“The Two Popes” Gives Way to Pope vs. Pope on the Issue of Celibacy in the Priesthood

Paul Elie writes about the conflict between Pope Benedict and Pope Francis on the issue of celibacy in the priesthood, addressed in a new book, “From the Depths of Our Hearts,” published under the
Vatican Urges Visiting Iraqi President to Protect Christians

Vatican Urges Visiting Iraqi President to Protect Christians

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Saturday urged Iraqi President Barham Saleh to guarantee the safety of Christians and ensure they have a future place in the war-battered country.
Pete Buttigieg: Pope Francis Endorsement 'Most Coveted' in Primary Race

Pete Buttigieg: Pope Francis Endorsement 'Most Coveted' in Primary Race

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that he wanted the endorsement of Pope Francis over all others in the Democrat primary race.
Photos: Mike Pence Meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Photos: Mike Pence Meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen traveled to the Vatican on Friday, visiting the pope on behalf of President Donald Trump.
Pope Francis Ties Rise in Antisemitism to Growth of Populism

Pope Francis Ties Rise in Antisemitism to Growth of Populism

ROME — Pope Francis said Monday that selfishness leads to populism, which in turn gives rise to antisemitism.
Pope Francis: Midwives Carry out ‘Noblest of All Professions’

Pope Francis: Midwives Carry out ‘Noblest of All Professions’

Pope Francis gave a shout-out to midwives Sunday, saying they engage in what is perhaps “the noblest of all professions.”