Pope Accused of Illegally Wiretapping Phones

The Pope faces UN investigation over his personal authorisation of allegedly unlawful wiretaps during a Vatican investigation into the “corrupt” sale of a £300 million central London property. Lawyers for Raffaele Mincione, a British financier accused of defrauding the Vatican, have filed a complaint to the UN about alleged abuses committed during the trial by … Read more

Vatican on Trial in UK for First Time in History

Lawyers for Raffaele Mincione have claimed that the Vatican’s chief prosecutor may have perverted the course of justice because of the misleading allegations leveled against him in British courts. The allegations form a central part of the Vatican’s “trial of the century” and relate to a property deal where the Vatican invested £124m in a … Read more

Pope Benedict: ‘Gay Clubs’ Run in Seminaries

Gay “clubs” operate openly in Catholic seminaries, the institutions that prepare men for the priesthood, the late Pope Benedict XVI has claimed in a posthumously published book scathing of Pope Francis’s progressive agenda. In a blistering attack on the state of the Catholic Church under his successor’s papacy, Benedict, who died on Dec 31 at … Read more

Pope Says ‘Inequality’ Could Be ‘Worse Virus’

Pope Francis warned against excluding marginalised sectors of society from global solidarity and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic Sunday, saying to do so could result in “an even worse virus”. The Argentinian pontiff traveled outside the Vatican for the first time in several weeks to celebrate Sunday mass at a nearby Rome church to mark … Read more

Cardinal Brandmüller: Homosexuality To Blame for Abuse Crisis

A German cardinal on Friday provoked anger and controversy when he claimed the Catholic church was not responsible for sexual abuse by its clerics, and instead sought to pin the blame on homosexuality. “What has happened in the church is no different from what is happening in society as a whole,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said. … Read more