Tag: Pope Francis

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  • Overdue crackdown

    Overdue crackdown

    Those who created/encouraged the mindset that to even talk about sexual misconduct would invite the proverbial “fires of Hell” will now have to be wary ~ the principle of accountability has been established, and it will progressively extend itself into all spheres of the Church’s functioning.

    May 12, 2019
  • Pope Francis donates $500,000 to migrants in Mexico

    Pope Francis donates $500,000 to migrants in Mexico

    The Catholic Church said it hosts thousands of these migrants in hotels within dioceses or congregations.

    April 28, 2019
  • Pope leads Way of the Cross procession in Rome

    Pope leads Way of the Cross procession in Rome

    Pope Francis presided over a Way of the Cross procession here in honour of migrants and the victims of human trafficking

    April 20, 2019
  • Pope Francis warns Trump about border wall

    Pope Francis warns Trump about border wall

    The pontiff also criticised Trump in 2018 for his administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

    April 1, 2019
  • Welcome, if limited

    Welcome, if limited

    In an Indian context, in which economic factors drive so many women to the convent at a young age, it would be proper for the CBCI to include them in the “vulnerable” section the new Vatican jurisprudence “recognises”.

    April 1, 2019
  • Satanic alibi

    Satanic alibi

    A communication on the outcome of the conference from the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, more comprehensive and authentic than media reportage, is awaited.

    February 26, 2019
  • Belated admission

    Belated admission

    As happens across the board, women find it difficult to muster the courage and strength to say “Me Too”.

    February 10, 2019
  • First time ever, Pope Francis acknowledges sexual abuse of nuns at hands of priests

    First time ever, Pope Francis acknowledges sexual abuse of nuns at hands of priests

    The Pope said that the Church was aware of the issue and "working on it".

    February 6, 2019
  • Seminal judgment

    Seminal judgment

    It is a victory for tolerance and rationality in the Islamic, albeit mildly theocratic, Pakistan. This is quite the most significant aspect of last Wednesday’s Supreme Court judgment that after nine years has binned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian and mother of four, in a blasphemy case. In judicial terms, it signifies a …

    November 4, 2018
  • Kim Jong-un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

    Kim Jong-un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

    Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit North Korea. The news of the invite was shared by South Korea on Tuesday, 9 October, at a press conference ahead of the visit of President Moon Jae-in to Vatican.

    October 9, 2018
  • Bishop behind bars

    Bishop behind bars

    Even if that “action” is only temporary, the damage to the Catholic Church in India is permanent. At the very outset it must be acknowledged that Franco Mulakkal may be enlarged on bail, that there is a distance between arrest and conviction, yet the case of the former Bishop of Jalandhar has so many troublesome …

    September 24, 2018
  • Pope Francis says divorce has become fashionable

    Pope Francis says divorce has become fashionable

    Francis also stressed the importance of communicating through the generations and the role of grandparents in consolidating family ties and the transmission of faith.

    August 30, 2018
  • Pope Francis silent on claim he ignored sexual abuse

    Pope Francis silent on claim he ignored sexual abuse

    Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to the US, says he had told Francis of allegations against prominent US cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2013, but rather than punish McCarrick, who was forced to resign last month, Francis lifted sanctions imposed on him by his predecessor pope Benedict XVI

    August 28, 2018
  • Pope Francis ‘begs for God’s forgiveness’ for sexual abuse scandal

    Pope Francis ‘begs for God’s forgiveness’ for sexual abuse scandal

    In front of 45,000 supporters at the rain-soaked Knock shrine in the west of Ireland, the pope sought forgiveness over the "open wound" of the church's sexual abuse scandal and demanded "firm and decisive" measures to find "truth and justice"

    August 27, 2018
  • Sexual abuse accusations criminal, morally reprehensible: Vatican

    Sexual abuse accusations criminal, morally reprehensible: Vatican

    Pope Francis had been under increasing pressure to address a rapidly escalating sexual abuse crisis that has spread across several continents.

    August 17, 2018
  • Papal Clemency

    Papal Clemency

    It is a watershed development in the history of the Catholic church. Pope Francis has signalled a profound change in the traditional teachings of the Vatican. The death penalty, the Pope announced last Thursday, is “inadmissible” and the Catholic church would work for its abolition across the world. The risk that the Vatican might ruffle …

    August 5, 2018
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup | Argentine pope consoles Brazil football fans after exit

    2018 FIFA World Cup | Argentine pope consoles Brazil football fans after exit

    Francis often meets with visiting national soccer teams, has a collection of gifted jerseys and frequently promotes the value of sports particularly for young people.

    July 9, 2018