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  • Pope accepts resignation of Bishop over sex abuse scandal

    Pope Francis Christian Today staff writer has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the centre of Chile’s child sex abuse scandal. Bishop Juan Barros was one of 34 Chilean bishops who offered to resign last month in the wake of a scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church there....
  • Did Pope Francis reportedly tell this to a gay man ???

    Pope Francis is making headlines for reportedly telling a gay man that God made him the way he is and that there is nothing wrong with it. According to CNN, Juan Carlos Cruz, a gay man who is a survivor of sexual abuse, had the opportunity to meet with...
  • Chilean bishops offer to resign en masse over sex abuse coverup

    VATICAN CITY — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church’s long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their “grave negligence” in investigating abuse and protecting children. The bishops announced at the end of an emergency Vatican...
  • Pope speaking about when the times comes to take a leave

    Pope Francis says he has thought about when it might be time to “take leave” of his flock. Francis made the comment during his morning homily Tuesday; the Vatican didn’t release the full text. Francis was reflecting on St. Paul discerning when to leave his flock in the care of...
  • Pope decries attack on church in Nigeria that killed 15

    Pope Francis has decried an attack on a church in Nigeria that killed 15 people, including two priests. In remarks Sunday to the public in St. Peter’s Square, the pontiff prayed that Nigeria’s Christian community can find harmony and peace. The massacre last week occurred in Benue state in...
  • Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s trip to Vatican City included meeting Pope Francis

    Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom met another famous face during a trip to The Vatican Saturday – Pope Francis. The Hollywood stars journeyed to the city together for the Unite To Cure event, an international conference on the cure for cancer. Perry wore an all-black ensemble with a matching...
  • Villanova conference examines how Pope Francis charts church’s path

    PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Pope Francis’ five-year pontificate has not only had a broad impact on the Catholic Church, but it has also had widespread implications across human society, said speakers at a recent Villanova University conference. Catholic prelates, theologians and lay experts in fields as diverse as economics, church...
  • Pope becomes ice cream man for a day, gives homeless 3,000 gelati

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Here’s the scoop: Pope Francis became an ice cream man for a day on Monday as Rome charity workers dished out 3,000 helpings of gelato to the homeless and needy as his gift to them on his name day. Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio...
  • 3 church sex abuse survivors to meet with Pope

    (CNN)After apologizing for “grave errors” in the handling of a Chilean sex abuse scandal, Pope Francis will be welcoming three survivors to the Vatican in two weeks, according to survivor Juan Carlos Cruz. Cruz says the Vatican reached out to him last Saturday, inviting the three Chileans to be...