Worcester's Catholic Diocese Publishes Nameless Clergy Abuse Report
A Roman Catholic Diocese that covers central Massachusetts has published a new report about clergy sexual abuse of minors between 1950 and 2022, but unlike similar reports released by many other dioceses, the report did not include the names of the priests who were found to have committed abuse. In the report made public Friday, Bishop Robert McManus of the…
Pope Slams Treatment of Migrants as 2 Italians Become Saints
Pope Francis has denounced Europe’s treatment of migrants as “disgusting, sinful and criminal.”
Pope Expands Ranks of Cardinals Who'll Likely Pick Successor
With a solemn ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis has expanded the ranks of churchmen now eligible to vote for his successor in case he dies or resigns.
Former Rhode Island Priest Indicted on Sex Abuse Charge
A former Roman Catholic priest who served at several Rhode Island parishes has been indicted on a charge of sexually assaulting a juvenile about 40 years ago, the state attorney general’s office said Monday. Kevin Fisette, 66, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on a charge of first-degree sexual assault, authorities said. The alleged assault on a boy occurred in…
Pope Names 21 New Cardinals, From Asia, Africa, Elsewhere
Pope Francis has announced he will elevate 21 churchmen to the rank of cardinal in a ceremony at the Vatican in late August. Among those tapped by the pontiff to receive the prestigious red hat will be two prelates from India and one each based in Mongolia, Ghana, Nigeria, Singapore, East Timor, Paraguay and Brazil, in keeping with Francis’ determination...
Pope on New Year: Pandemic Is Hard, But Focus on the Good
Pope Francis has used his New Year’s Day appearances to encourage people to focus on the good which unites them and to decry violence against women
Pope's 3 Key Words for a Marriage: ‘Please, Thanks, Sorry'
Pope Francis is seeking to encourage married couples
Bah! Humbug! Italy Bishop Tells Children Santa Doesn't Exist
A Roman Catholic diocese in Sicily has apologized to outraged parents after its bishop told a group of children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist