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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 17, 2018
To the list of members of the Synod of Bishops elected by national bishops' conferences, Pope Francis added cardinals from 14 countries, bishops from another 10 nations, as well as 10 priests who be full voting members of the gathering.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 14, 2018
The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated Dec. 8 in Oran, Algeria, the country's bishops announced.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 13, 2018
Sexual and physical abuse by priests and religious and the scandal of its cover-up by church authorities thrive in countries where the Catholic Church is "elitist and clericalist," Pope Francis told Jesuits in Ireland in August.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 10, 2018
The Catholic Church needs bishops who promote unity, "not soloists singing their own tune or captains fighting personal battles," Pope Francis told new bishops from the church's mission territories.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then nuncio to the United States, congratulates then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington at a gala dinner sponsored by the Pontifical Missions Societies in New York in May 2012. The archbishop has since said Cardinal McCarrick already was under sanctions at that time, including being banned from traveling and giving lectures. Oblate Father Andrew Small, center, director of the societies, said Archbishop Vigano never tried to dissuade him from honoring the cardinal at
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 01, 2018
Archbishop Vigano now says Pope Benedict made the sanctions private, perhaps “due to the fact that [Archbishop McCarrick] was already retired, maybe due to the fact that [Pope Benedict] was thinking he was ready to obey.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 26, 2018
Pope Francis said that he trusted people to make their own judgment on Archbishop Viganò's letter and that parents of gay children should "dialogue, understand, make room for that son or daughter."
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 21, 2018
Pope Francis will meet survivors of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland Aug. 25-26.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 20, 2018
"We must never stand outside the church to judge her; we are the church. We all are responsible for the church, including when there are problems in the church."
Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 15, 2018
While Mary was given a special grace, the pope said, the feast day should remind Catholics that the church professes faith in "the resurrection of the body" for all who are saved by Christ.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 14, 2018
Beginning in the mid-1990s, the church in Ireland was rocked by a series of very public revelations about sexual abuse and, particularly, about how the abuse and allegations of it were mishandled by senior church leaders.