A Vatican tribunal absolved a former altar boy of charges that he molested a younger boy in the Vatican’s youth seminary, ruling Wednesday in the first clergy sexual abuse trial to be heard by the pope’s criminal court.
The Vatican prosecutor conceded procedural errors in his fraud and corruption investigation into the Holy See’s finances and offered to remedy them by essentially starting over, throwing the trial of 10 people into question.
“Even in the College of Cardinals, there are some negationists,” Francis said Wednesday, en route home from Slovakia.
To date women haven’t been able to vote—not even the religious superiors who participate as representatives of the world’s 641,000 nuns.
Vatican prosecutors have alleged a jaw-dropping series of scandals in the biggest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history, which opens Tuesday in a modified courtroom in the Vatican Museums.
A smiling and standing pope patted the children on their heads as their parents held them, according to photos of the encounter released by the Vatican.
Even though Pope Francis remains hospitalized while he recovers from intestinal surgery Sunday at a Rome hospital, he is still pope and very much in charge.
The Vatican seeks all-out effort to combat vaccine hesitancy and correct Covid-19 ‘myths and disinformation’
The Vatican’s bioethics academy and the World Medical Association on Friday called for an all-out effort to combat vaccine hesitancy and correct the “myths and disinformation” that are slowing the fight against the coronavirus.
Pope Francis to meet with Indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential schools amid demands for apology
Pope Francis has agreed to meet in December with Indigenous survivors of Canada’s notorious residential schools amid calls for a papal apology for the Catholic Church’s role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of native children.
Amid the #MeToo movement and scandals of seminarians and nuns being sexually abused by their superiors, the Vatican has come to realize that adults can be victimized too if there is a power imbalance in the relationship.