Prominent Jesuit artist restricted from ministry after allegations of sexually abusing women religious
Slovenian Jesuit and artist Father Marko Rupnik has been barred from hearing confessions or offering spiritual direction after complaints about his ministry.
After postponing, Pope Francis has rescheduled his trip to Congo and ecumenical visit to South Sudan
Peace, unity and reconciliation also are the themes Pope Francis is expected to focus on in Congo, a nation rich in natural resources but torn apart by ongoing violence.
In an unusual move, the Vatican issued a public statement of regret, essentially accusing the Chinese government of violating its agreement with the Vatican.
Pope Francis has suspended the secretary-general and other top officers of Caritas Internationalis, appointing a temporary administrator to oversee improved management policies.
Christian leaders should “be courageous and search together” for a solution that will bring a common celebration of Easter every year, the pope said.
Concerns about Germany’s support for changing church teaching on homosexuality and women dominate Vatican meetings
After meeting with Pope Francis and other Vatican official, the president of the bishops’ conference said claim that German church is moving toward schism are ‘meant to intimidate us.’
The mission of a seminary “is not to form ‘supermen’ who pretend to know and control everything,” but to help seminarians become priests who are humble servants, Pope Francis said.