VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican said that the pope had taken the “onerous decision” to replace the bishop for “serious pastoral reasons.”
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About Josephine McKenna
Josephine McKenna has more than 30 years' experience in print, broadcast and interactive media. Based in Rome since 2007, she covered the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and election of Pope Francis and canonizations of their predecessors. Now she covers all things Vatican for RNS.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has made a habit of personally answering letters sent to him from around the world — but not from a group of two dozen Italian women who say they are married to or involved with Catholic priests.
ROME (RNS) The two artists said there was no way they would depict the Prophet Muhammad out of their great respect for Islam, but stressed they did not intend to offend any religion.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A bishop from the Dominican Republic was recently reported saying he was shocked to see former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski walking freely on the streets of central Rome.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made reconciliation with traditionalist Catholics a top priority, but was roundly criticized when one of the rehabilitated bishops turned out to be a vocal Holocaust denier.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A bitter clash emerged among cardinals over the church’s approach to marriage, divorce and remarriage, with Pope Francis favoring a way to make it easier for Catholics to seek annulments.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “He said first it was your turn and now it is our turn. In other words, first Jews suffered savage attacks that were met with the world’s silence and now it is Christians who are being annihilated and the world is silent.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In a new book to be released days before the world’s Catholic bishops gather at the Vatican, hard-liners are challenging moves to moderate church doctrine on marriage and offer Communion to divorced Catholics who remarry.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Lombardi said Francis would use the same open-topped vehicle he uses to greet crowds in St. Peter’s Square when he travels to the Albanian capital, Tirana.