(RNS) Their Muslim traditions, they say, prohibit women other than their wives or relatives from touching them.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) The internal investigation is part of a drive by Pope Francis to give Vatican financial authorities free rein to dig deep, overruling some cardinals who would prefer to forget the past.
ROME (RNS) A passionate manifesto signed on Nov. 16, 1965, on an altar in the Roman catacombs pledged bishops to live simply to be close to the poor. Known as the Pact of the Catacombs, it was supposed to represent a new chapter in church history but instead became a footnote — until the election of Pope Francis.
(RNS) The Rabbinical Council of America officially prohibited the ordination of women in what it described as a direct vote of its membership.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has announced the arrest of two people in connection with the alleged theft of confidential documents, the first such case since the “Vatileaks” scandal saw a papal butler jailed for leaking Holy See secrets.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When church leaders, including predecessor, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, welcomed him into the cathedral, Curry declared himself a “child of God, baptized in St. Simon of Cyrene Church,” the Maywood, Ill., congregation where his father served as a priest.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Francis, the first Latin American pope, unblocked Romero’s sainthood process shortly after his election in March 2013. It had been stalled because church leaders saw Romero as having been too close to Liberation Theology.
(RNS) There is a place in the profession for ex post facto due diligence on high-speed collecting: if you can’t get it right at first, make sure you do it right later.
(RNS) An initiative to quit converting Muslim refugees by the mainline Rhineland church prompted a sharp response from Germany’s small evangelical movement.