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Priests attacked in Roman basilica

A man entered the sacristy of a Roman basilica on January 7 and used a broken bottle to attack two priests. Worshippers at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore heard shouts from the sacristy as a...

Dispute escalates between Vatican, Knights of Malta

The Vatican has underlined its commitment to an investigation into controversy within the Knights of Malta, after the head of that order charged that an investigating committee was troubled by...

No public ‘correction’ of Pope, Cardinal Brandmüller says

Cardinal Walter Brandmüller—one of the four cardinals who submitted dubia to Pope Francis regarding the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia—has said that any “correction”...

Knights of Malta say Vatican investigation is “unacceptable”

The Knights of Malta have rejected as “unacceptable” the plan by Pope Francis for a Vatican investigation into the dismissal of the chancellor of the ancient Catholic charitable...

Nigerian bishop describes new wave of Islamist terror; 16 churches destroyed since September

A Nigerian prelate said that Islamist Fulani herdsmen are committing massive violence against Christians in his region. Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan told Aid to the Church in Need that...

Vatican computers hacked in major international scheme

Italian police have uncovered a major international computer-hacking operation that compromised private communications at the Vatican. Police in Rome announced the arrest of two engineers who are...

Situation ‘desperate’ in Venezuela, reports president of bishops’ conference

The people of Venezuela are living “amid much desperation” because of the government’s failure, the president of the country’s episcopal conference said in a report to his...

Cold snap killing vulnerable children in Sudan

An unusual pattern of cold weather has caused the death of malnourished refugee children in Sudan and endangered many others, relief officials report. Icy cold in the region of Jebel Marra, in...

Papal ghostwriter apparently copied his own work into Amoris Laetitia

Sections of Amoris Laetitia are copied from an essay written more than 20 years ago by a close associate of Pope Francis, a Catholic University professor has revealed. Writing in Crux, Michael...

Paul Ehrlich, prophet of ‘overpopulation’ doom, invited to speak at Vatican conference

Paul Ehrlich, who predicted the near-extinction of the human race through overpopulation in his 1968 best-seller, The Population Bomb, has been invited to speak at a Vatican conference on...