The Catholic Church has long denounced Freemasonry; in particular, Pope Leo XIII, in the late 19th century, insisted “Christianity and Freemasonry are essentially irreconcilable.
The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has reached out to known victims of Slovenian Father Marko Rupnik, asking to meet with them.
New research: Despite anti-Semitism, Catholics helped rescue thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Italy
Many Catholics overcame their antisemitic prejudices to rescue and save Jewish people in danger, “sometimes at the cost of their lives,” some Jewish and Catholic historians said at an international conference.
Israel condemns Jerusalem Christian churches over ‘immoral linguistic ambiguity’ in statement on Hamas attack
Israel’s Embassy to the Holy See underlined the need for the church to condemn “the hideous crime,” name the perpetrators and acknowledge “Israel’s basic right to defend itself against the atrocity.”
“The reality of sexual abuse in our church goes to the heart of the synod’s agenda,” a statement by the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said.
The world and the Catholic Church today need to take a leap forward “in faith, charity and hope,” Pope Francis said in his homily at a late afternoon Mass in Marseille’s open-air stadium.
‘It is cruelty and a terrible lack of humanity’: Pope Francis speaks on Europe’s treatment of migrants
“The exploitation of migrants is criminal” as is their detention, Pope Francis told reporters in August, and “I am going to Marseille for this.”
Any limitations and rules regarding media access and communications during the upcoming Synod of Bishops are rooted in the “essence” of a synod, said the head of the synod’s communication committee.
Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis’ peace envoy was a ‘first step’ in repatriating displaced Ukrainian children
The top priority for Pope Francis' peace envoy in his meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden was the repatriation of children forcibly deported from Ukraine to Russia, the papal nuncio to the United States said.
Treated to songs, gifts and a paper medallion designating him ‘hero,’ Pope Francis visited children attending a summer camp at the Vatican.