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Archbishop Vigano: key Vatican official is accused abuser

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has revealed that one of the most influential prelates at the Vatican has been accused of sexual abuse. The archbishop, the former apostolic nuncio to the United...

2 Catholic colleges dropped from ‘Newman Guide’

The Newman Guide seeks “to highlight exemplary models of strong Catholic identity.” Two formerly recommended colleges (DeSales University and Mount St. Mary’s University) are not included in the new edition, which highlights 26 colleges, universities, and other institutions.

Vatican encourages Chinese bishops, priests to accept government registration

The Vatican has issued guidelines for Chinese priests and bishops who are forced to register with the government, noting that many clerics are “deeply disturbed” by requirements that...

Controversial Italian bishop resigns at 64

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Francesco Cavina from the Diocese of Carpi, Italy. Bishop Cavina, who is only 64 years old, explained that he was stepping down because of an investigation into municipal corruption. Although he denied wrongdoing, he said that the investigation, accompanied by intense media coverage, had stymied his pastoral leadership. Bishop Cavina had earned headlines in 2015 when he criticized public statements by Pope Francis, and again in 2018 when he led an effort to bring Alfie Evans, the terminally ill British child, to Rome for treatment.

Cardinal Müller criticizes Amazon synod’s working document, says German bishops don’t speak about God

Born in 1947, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 2012 to 2017. During the interview, he praised Pope Francis’s recent letter to German Catholics.

Warnings about WV bishop went unheeded as he doled out cash gifts to Catholic leaders

Archbishop William Lori, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, granted an interview following the publication of the Washington Post article (summarized here).

Cardinal Ranjith weeps, recalling bomb victims in Sri Lanka

Cardinal Albert Ranjith of Colombo wept as he spoke with reporters about the 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in a Catholic church in Sri Lanka.

Vatican spokesman: Probe into Sistine Chapel Choir’s finances will continue

In January, amid reports of a financial scandal, Pope Francis brought the Sistine Chapel Choir under the purview of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. On July 10, Msgr. Massimo Palombella resigned as the choir’s director.

Inquiry faults English cardinal, archdiocese on handling of abuse charges

An independent inquiry in England has criticized Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the Archdiocese of Manchester for downplaying abuse charges, protecting the public image of the archdiocese at the expense of children.

+Cardinal Paolo Sardi, 84

Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Acqui (Italy) in 1954, the prelate began to work in the Secretariat of State in 1976, receiving episcopal ordination in 1997 as an apostolic nuncio on special assignments. He served as vice-camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church from 2004 to 2011 and patron of the Order of Malta from 2009 to 2014; Pope Benedict created him a cardinal in 2010. Cardinal Sardi “made a valid contribution to the Magisterium of St. Paul VI, St. John Paul I, St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI,” Pope Francis said in a message of condolence. With Cardinal Sardi’s death, there are 219 members of the College of Cardinals, 120 of whom are eligible to take part in a conclave as cardinal electors.