(RNS) Pope Francis will spend Holy Thursday washing the feet of disabled people, some of them women and some perhaps non-Catholics. That upsets traditionalists, who say the rite should be restricted to men only. So who’s right?
Articles tagged “Vatican”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) At issue is whether the church’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal violates international norms against subjecting minors to torture, something that the Vatican’s chief spokesman denied on Tuesday.
(RNS) In his strongest personal remarks yet on the clergy sex abuse scandal, Pope Francis on Friday asked forgiveness “for the damage” that abusive priests have inflicted on children and pledged that the Catholic Church will not “take one step backward” in addressing the crisis.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) For the first time, viewers will be able to watch the historic canonizations of Pope John Paul II and John XXIII live in 3-D movie theaters in 20 countries across North and South America and Europe.
(RNS) Pope Francis asked members of the Green family how their Supreme Court fight against President Obama’s contraception mandate was progressing, a spokeswoman said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican sources confirmed Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst met with the pontiff at the Apostolic Palace but released no information about what the two men discussed.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) According to an official statement from the Vatican, Pope Francis and President Obama discussed immigration reform and “the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection.”
(RNS) The news that Pope Francis has fired the German churchman known as “Bishop Bling” set off speculation that other dismissals could be in the offing. Don’t hold your breath. Here’s why.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Two smiling, confident and charismatic leaders will meet at the Vatican this week, each with the opportunity to touch the heart of the other.