Pope Francis has denounced gossip as a form of “terrorism” and is warning the faithful against telling lies.
The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal is repeating his criticisms, saying the “scourge of homosexuality” in the priesthood is responsible for sex abuse and that the Vatican is being hypocritical in refusing to acknowledge it.
The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal has blamed “the scourge of homosexuality” for sex abuse by members of the clergy.
Pope Francis indicated a willingness to visit North Korea during a private audience with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to Vatican and South Korean officials.
South Korea’s president has met with Pope Francis in a private audience, and his office says that the pontiff indicated his willingness to visit North Korea.
Bishops attending a Vatican meeting on ministering to young Catholics are being confronted about why no women participants can vote on the final proposals that will be prepared for Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he is responding to the church’s global sex abuse crisis, he publicly explained why they were removed.
A top Vatican cardinal has issued a scathing rebuke of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal.
Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops to dream of a future free of the mistakes of the past and hit out at clericalism as he opened a global church leadership meeting amid renewed outrage over the priestly sex abuse and cover-up scandal.
A former Vatican ambassador has challenged the Holy See to say what it knows about a scandal surrounding a disgraced American ex-cardinal and accused Pope Francis of mounting a campaign of “subtle slander” against him.