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  • Court evidence suggests abuse cover-up by high ranking Legionaries of Christ February 18, 2020
    Milan, Italy, Feb 18, 2020 / 12:01 am (CNA).- Evidence to be presented in an upcoming criminal trial suggests an elaborate cover-up of sexual abuse allegations against a former priest of the Legionaries of Christ whom an Italian court has convicted of sexual abuse of a minor. The case, set to begin in March, names […]
  • First Mass since Reformation to be held in Swiss cathedral February 18, 2020
    Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 17, 2020 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- The first Catholic Mass in nearly five hundred years will be celebrated at a cathedral in Geneva later this month. Mass will be said in the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre de Genève on Feb. 29, in a decision announced by the Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg’s […]
  • Vatican, Chinese diplomats discuss deal on bishop appointments February 14, 2020
    Munich, Germany, Feb 14, 2020 / 04:13 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, met Friday with Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, discussing their states' 2018 agreement on episcopal appointments. The Feb. 14 meeting took place in Munich on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. “In […]
  • Francis 'would be disappointed' by focus on priestly ordination of married men February 14, 2020
    Armagh, Northern Ireland, Feb 13, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Armagh said Thursday that the pope's apostolic exhortation on the Amazon was foremost a call to preserve the region, and that a focus on its failure to address the priestly ordination of married men is undue. “I understand there has been disappointment […]
  • Spain moves forward on euthanasia bill February 12, 2020
    Madrid, Spain, Feb 12, 2020 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of the country’s parliament has now voted to consider a bill that would legalize the practices in certain circumstances. According to Spanish newspaper El País, the bill […]

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