Vatican Investigators Raid Office and Home of Monsignor Who Oversaw Investments

In the latest fallout from a burgeoning financial scandal involving a controversial $220 million land deal in London, the Vatican announced Tuesday that internal investigators have seized documents and computers from the office and residence of the former head of a powerful department responsible for investments. “This morning, in the context of a search ordered … Read more

Pope Accepts Resignation of Papal Nuncio to France Who is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the nuncio to France, who has been under investigation for sexual misconduct in France and in Canada. Announcing the archbishop’s retirement Dec. 17, the Vatican provided no reason why he stepped down. A statement released by the nunciature in Paris said Francis accepted the resignation … Read more

Pope Calls Idea of Declaring Mary Co-Redemptrix ‘Foolishness’

Pope Francis appeared to flatly reject proposals in some theological circles to add “co-redemptrix” to the list of titles of the Virgin Mary, saying the mother of Jesus never took anything that belonged to her son, and calling the invention of new titles and dogmas “foolishness.” “She never wanted for herself something that was of … Read more

Pope Says Peace Comes in a Shade of Green, or Not at All

In his continual effort to quell worldwide conflicts, Pope Francis Thursday chastised world leaders for lacking the will to make change, and also insisted true peace implies an “ecological conversion” or it won’t work. In an annual message for the World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on Jan. 1, the pope implied that violence … Read more

Argentine Victim Calls Bishop’s Apology a ‘Mockery’

After hearing the recent apology of an Argentinian bishop who asked forgiveness from all those abused by priests and religious in her country, one victim said that instead of being a comfort, the plea made her angry. “I don’t believe anything, for me it’s a mockery,” said Valeria Zarza, a former member of Argentina’s Hermanos … Read more

Vatican Charity Knew of CAR Pedophilia Concerns in 2017

The Vatican’s Caritas Internationalis charity says it learned in 2017 of pedophilia concerns involving its Central African Republic director, but left it for his superiors to investigate and he remained in place and in ministry until this year. CNN revealed the scandal over Father Luk Delft this week, reporting that the Belgian Salesian priest was … Read more

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