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# vatican - Sunday 5 June, 2022

Pope Francis fuels speculation on future
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis fuels speculation on future

Jun 5th 2022, 12:00 PM 55,251 Views 13 Comments

Italian and Catholic media have been rife with unsourced rumours that the 85-year-old, who is suffering mobility problems, might resign.

# vatican - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals

May 29th 2022, 5:00 PM 23,526 Views 32 Comments

Many of the names are figures from outside Europe, keeping with Francis’s determination to have church leaders reflect the global face of the Catholic Church.

# vatican - Saturday 28 May, 2022

Powerful Vatican prelate Cardinal Angelo Sodano dies aged 94
# Vatican
# Vatican

Powerful Vatican prelate Cardinal Angelo Sodano dies aged 94

May 28th 2022, 2:59 PM 20,528 Views 32 Comments

His legacy was tarnished by his support for the paedophile founder of an influential religious order.

# vatican - Friday 1 April, 2022

Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools

Apr 1st 2022, 4:32 PM 11,899 Views 18 Comments

Numerous investigations into the former residential schools are underway across Canada after the discovery of mass unmarked graves.

# vatican - Monday 24 January, 2022

Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial
# Pope Benedict
# Pope Benedict

Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial

Jan 24th 2022, 1:27 PM 14,928 Views 0 Comments

He says an editorial error was responsible for his previous assertion that he was not there.

# vatican - Friday 29 October, 2021

Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis runs into overtime
# Vatican
# Vatican

Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis runs into overtime

Updated Oct 29th 2021, 8:26 PM 29,388 Views 29 Comments

Biden’s support of abortion rights and same-sex marriage has put him at odds with many US bishops.

# vatican - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Two priests cleared after Vatican sex abuse trial
# Vatican
# Vatican

Two priests cleared after Vatican sex abuse trial

Oct 6th 2021, 1:13 PM 10,535 Views 0 Comments

The case was the Vatican’s first criminal trial for such allegations.

# vatican - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Cardinal on trial as Vatican financial scandal case resumes
# Vatican
# Vatican

Cardinal on trial as Vatican financial scandal case resumes

Oct 5th 2021, 9:48 AM 10,426 Views 0 Comments

Cardinal Angelo Becciu served as the equivalent of chief of staff for Pope Francis at the time of the deal.

# vatican - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Vatican sanctions Polish archbishop for cover-up of child sexual abuse
# Banned
# Banned

Vatican sanctions Polish archbishop for cover-up of child sexual abuse

Aug 21st 2021, 5:22 PM 20,152 Views 23 Comments

The retired archbishop has been banned from public service.

# vatican - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case
# Angelo Becciu
# Angelo Becciu

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case

Jul 27th 2021, 12:21 PM 19,541 Views 29 Comments

It’s the largest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history.

# vatican - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Vatican indicts 10, including Cardinal, on charges including extortion and abuse of office
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Vatican indicts 10, including Cardinal, on charges including extortion and abuse of office

Jul 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 20,151 Views 33 Comments

Cardinal Angelo Becciu is among those facing an indictment.

# vatican - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 22nd 2021, 9:30 PM 10,274 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move

Jun 22nd 2021, 4:51 PM 25,546 Views 25 Comments

The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.

# vatican - Saturday 19 June, 2021

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
# Abortion Views
# Abortion Views

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion

Jun 19th 2021, 10:11 AM 68,378 Views 123 Comments

Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.

# vatican - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests

Jun 1st 2021, 6:10 PM 18,983 Views 28 Comments

It came after repeated complaints by victims of sexual abuse and others that previous wording within the code was outdated and opaque.

# vatican - Friday 5 March, 2021

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 12:15 PM 21,672 Views 46 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

# vatican - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'
# Capitol Violence
# Capitol Violence

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'

Jan 10th 2021, 4:40 PM 24,974 Views 33 Comments

Pope Francis urged the US authorities to protect democratic values.

# vatican - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Pope appoints first African American cardinal
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope appoints first African American cardinal

Nov 28th 2020, 6:25 PM 20,731 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis has created 95 new cardinals since his election in 2013.

# vatican - Monday 12 October, 2020

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

Oct 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 28,540 Views 35 Comments

George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.

# vatican - Friday 25 September, 2020

Vatican announces surprise resignation of top cardinal Angelo Becciu
# Resignation
# Resignation

Vatican announces surprise resignation of top cardinal Angelo Becciu

Sep 25th 2020, 10:20 AM 34,273 Views 35 Comments

The 72-year-old was named as a cardinal in summer 2018.

# vatican - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy
# Papal Peck
# Papal Peck

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy

Jan 8th 2020, 8:14 PM 58,649 Views 23 Comments

The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer last week was an instant hit on social media.

# vatican - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases
# Pontifical Secret
# Pontifical Secret

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases

Dec 17th 2019, 12:24 PM 15,974 Views 46 Comments

The reform is part of changes being introduced by the Church today.

# vatican - Saturday 30 November, 2019

The Vatican has returned a relic believed to be from Jesus’ manger to the Holy Land
# Nativity
# Nativity

The Vatican has returned a relic believed to be from Jesus’ manger to the Holy Land

Nov 30th 2019, 10:51 AM 25,315 Views 88 Comments

The thumb-sized relic was unveiled to worshippers at the Notre Dame church in Jerusalem.

# vatican - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests

Oct 6th 2019, 1:25 PM 13,226 Views 73 Comments

The move is part of discussions to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon region.

# vatican - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against convictions for child sex abuse
# Australia
# Australia

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

Aug 21st 2019, 7:16 AM 10,588 Views 38 Comments

He was once the Vatican’s third highest-ranking official.

# vatican - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Vatican search fails to find remains of teenager who disappeared in 1983
# Emanuela Orlandi
# Emanuela Orlandi

Vatican search fails to find remains of teenager who disappeared in 1983

Jul 28th 2019, 4:47 PM 12,630 Views 10 Comments

Emanuela Orlandi was the daughter of a Vatican City employee. She disappeared on 22 June 1983.

# vatican - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
# Dna Tests
# Dna Tests

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen

Jul 20th 2019, 2:18 PM 23,313 Views 17 Comments

Emanuela Orlandi was last seen leaving a music class in Rome in 1983.

# vatican - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as two sets of bones are found
# Emanuela Orlandi
# Emanuela Orlandi

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as two sets of bones are found

Jul 13th 2019, 7:00 PM 64,210 Views 16 Comments

The tombs of two 19th-century princesses were opened in the hope of finding the remains of Emanuela Orlandi – but they were empty.

# vatican - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Mystery of girl who went missing in 1986 continues after two Vatican tombs opened today were empty
# Emanuela Orlandi
# Emanuela Orlandi

Mystery of girl who went missing in 1986 continues after two Vatican tombs opened today were empty

Jul 11th 2019, 7:00 PM 34,880 Views 14 Comments

Not only was Emanuela Orlandi’s body not found, the tombs did not hold the skeletons of the two princesses supposed to be buried there.

# vatican - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Vatican to open tombs in search for teenage girl missing since 1983
# Emanuela Orlandi
# Emanuela Orlandi

Vatican to open tombs in search for teenage girl missing since 1983

Jul 10th 2019, 8:25 PM 42,168 Views 7 Comments

Emanuela Orlandi was last seen leaving a music class aged 15 in June 1983.

# vatican - Monday 10 June, 2019

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender

Jun 10th 2019, 9:08 PM 25,036 Views 120 Comments

The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.

# vatican - Monday 13 May, 2019

Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome
# Holey Show
# Holey Show

Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome

May 13th 2019, 8:50 AM 29,233 Views 62 Comments

It is believed the supply had been shut off due to unpaid electricity bills amounting to around €300,000.

# vatican - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons
# Viral
# Viral

Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons

Mar 28th 2019, 3:53 PM 25,029 Views 26 Comments

The video was shared online and had gained more than 11 million views on Twitter.

# vatican - Monday 31 December, 2018

Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up
# Vatican Shake-up
# Vatican Shake-up

Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up

Dec 31st 2018, 5:30 PM 12,248 Views 21 Comments

The Vatican has yet to give an explanation for the resignation of Greg Burke and his deputy Paloma Garcia Ovejero.

# vatican - Friday 2 November, 2018

Hunt for identity of skeleton discovered in Vatican embassy
# Rome
# Rome

Hunt for identity of skeleton discovered in Vatican embassy

Nov 2nd 2018, 11:54 AM 32,654 Views 13 Comments

Another potential victim emerged today.

# vatican - Friday 12 October, 2018

Pope accepts resignation of US Cardinal who was criticised over handling of sex abuse claims
# Donald Wuerl
# Donald Wuerl

Pope accepts resignation of US Cardinal who was criticised over handling of sex abuse claims

Oct 12th 2018, 1:36 PM 8,138 Views 73 Comments

He was blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania.

# vatican - Monday 8 October, 2018

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct
# Theodore McCarrick
# Theodore McCarrick

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Oct 8th 2018, 10:39 AM 12,821 Views 25 Comments

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

# vatican - Friday 21 September, 2018

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal
# Catholic Chuch
# Catholic Chuch

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal

Sep 21st 2018, 5:41 PM 9,458 Views 41 Comments

An entire Chilean delegation of 34 bishops tendered their resignation to the pope in May. He has now accepted seven of them.

# vatican - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals
# Sincere
# Sincere

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

Sep 20th 2018, 8:04 AM 34,557 Views 142 Comments

The U2 frontman had a half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday.

# vatican - Thursday 13 September, 2018

US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse'
# Abuse Cover-Up
# Abuse Cover-Up

US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse'

Updated Sep 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 35,927 Views 83 Comments

The meeting was called amid a crisis of confidence in church leadership following sex abuse and cover-up revelations.

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