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New papal document seeks ‘paradigm shift’ at ecclesiastical universities

Pope Francis has called for a "radical paradigm shift" and a "bold cultural revolution" at ecclesiastical universities, in a new apostolic constitution issued on January 29. The new 87-page...

Cardinal Zen rips Vatican Secretary of State on talks with China

“The Communists want to enslave the Church” in China, Cardinal Joseph Zen has warned in a new statement warning against a proposed Vatican deal with Beijing. Escalating his criticism...

Vatican close to accord with China, recognizing government-appointed bishops?

The Vatican will soon sign a landmark accord with China, and agree to recognize bishops who were installed without papal approval, the Reuters news service reports. The Reuters story confirms...

Pope was informed of Chilean abuse victims’ complaints, AP reveals

The Associated Press has revealed that Pope Francis was informed in 2015 about complaints against Chilean Bishop Juan Barros. During his January visit to Chile, the Pontiff told reporters that he...

Cardinal Marx: Church should offer blessings for same-sex couples

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has suggested that pastors should offer blessings for homosexual couples. In a Bavarian state radio interview, the cardinal—who is one of the top advisers...

Pope defends words on abuse, in-flight wedding

Pope Francis defended his support for a Chilean bishop accused of ignoring clerical abuse, as well as his decision to preside at the impromptu wedding of two flight attendants, during an exchange...

New Mexico bishop questioned about failure to report complaints against priest

Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, faces questions about his transfer of a priest who had been accused of sexual misconduct involving adults. Parishioners who have brought suit against Father Ricardo Bauza note that the bishop did not alert them about previous complaints, although he required the priest to enter a treatment program.

Pope condemns ‘fake news’ in annual message on Social Communications

Pope Francis condemned “fake news” and called for a “journalism of peace” in his message for the World Day of Social Communications. The Pope said that false news-which he...

Protestant leaders condemn President Trump’s reported remarks on Haiti, Africa

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also issued a statement.

Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage

Governor John Rankin of Bermuda has signed a bill that makes the island the world’s first jurisdiction to reverse legal approval of same-sex marriages.