Post Tagged with: "Catholic Church"

Vatican’s most senior figure in Australia Cardinal George Pell charged with historical sexual offenses

June 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Vatican’s most senior figure in Australia Cardinal George Pell charged with historical sexual offenses

Vatican Finance Chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media via video-link to Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney, at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Australian police have charged Cardinal George Pell, the third-ranking official in the […]

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York hampering sex abuse bill

March 6, 2017 5:00 pm
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York hampering sex abuse bill

Priests from the New York Archdiocese exit Madison Square Garden as Pope Francis conducts Mass there, in New York City on September 25, 2015. (AFP photo) Victims of child sex abuse in the US state of New York say their fight for justice has been stalled by the political apparatus […]

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Catholic church acknowledges role in Rwanda genocide

November 21, 2016 2:12 pm
Catholic church acknowledges role in Rwanda genocide

Crosses stand as a memorial to the hundreds of thousands of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The Catholic Church in Rwanda has finally stepped forward with a long-awaited apology for its role in the mass slaughter of ethnic Tutsis in the East African nation. In a first-of-its-kind statement, the […]

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Roman Catholic Church bans scattering of ashes as ‘pantheism’

October 26, 2016 8:00 am
Roman Catholic Church bans scattering of ashes as ‘pantheism’

Pope Francis delivers his message during his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square. Photo / AP The Roman Catholic Church has banned the scattering of ashes of the dead, insisting that, in some circumstances, those who request it for themselves should even be denied a “Christian funeral”. Strict new […]

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Why Catholic Pope Francis may be meeting so many tech CEOs

August 31, 2016 8:45 am
Why Catholic Pope Francis may be meeting so many tech CEOs

Pope Francis meets Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, at the Santa Marta residence where the Pope lives. Photo / AP The Bishop of Rome met with one of the high priests of Silicon Valley. During a trip to Italy, Mark Zuckerberg attended the wedding of a friend, went for […]

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UK former Catholic priest pleads guilty to 27 counts of sexual assault

August 10, 2016 10:30 am
UK former Catholic priest pleads guilty to 27 counts of sexual assault

Philip Temple admitted 27 counts of sexual assault against children. A former Catholic priest in the United Kingdom has pleaded guilty to over two dozen counts of sexual assault against children. According to the Metropolitan police speaking on Tuesday, Philip Temple admitted charges of sexual assault committed against 27 children […]

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Fans cheering for Catholic basketball team shout ‘You killed Jesus’ to opposing players

March 14, 2016 3:00 pm
Fans cheering for Catholic basketball team shout ‘You killed Jesus’ to opposing players

He “You killed Jesus” chant alarmed Jewish fans in the crowd. Photo / Screengrab Supporters of a Boston Catholic school whose students chanted “You killed Jesus” during a high school playoff basketball game against a nearby public school allege that the chant followed anti-gay slurs from their opponents’ crowd. Parents […]

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Richard McLachlan: El Papa comes to New York

September 29, 2015 2:53 am
Richard McLachlan: El Papa comes to New York

  Pope Francis rides the popemobile in New York’s Central Park. AP photo / Richard Drew There is a New York Police Department officer every 20 paces facing the crowd of 80,000 excited New Yorkers lining the 66th Street Transverse through Central Park. They have to stand on the one […]

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Pope Francis meets with family who drove 21,000km trip over 194 days from Argentina to Philadelphia in an old Volkswagen van to see him

September 28, 2015 5:46 pm
Pope Francis meets with family who drove 21,000km trip over 194 days from Argentina to Philadelphia in an old Volkswagen van to see him

  Pope Francis spent time with fellow Argentinians Catire Walker and Noel Zemborain and their four children, talking about their visit and praying. Photo / Getty Images Pope Francis met Sunday with a family who made a 20,920km trip over 194 days from Argentina to Philadelphia in an old Volkswagen […]

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US delivers poll rebuff to Pope Francis

July 23, 2015 11:47 pm
US delivers poll rebuff to Pope Francis

 The Pope’s popularity is down to where it stood in 2013, when he was elected leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church, according to a Gallup poll. Photo / Getty Pope Francis will travel to the United States in two months, but a poll suggests his popularity in the […]

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