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  1. News - World - RELIGION

    Vatican denies shielding envoy over sex abuse in Dominican Republic

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Ambassador recalled to Rome before Dominican Republic prosecutors announce investigation Vatican denies shielding envoy over sex abuse The Vatican says ... responsibilities when accused priests come from within its own ranks. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi denied the Vatican was trying to shield Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski by recalling him to Rome ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1309212/vatican-denies-shielding-envoy-over-sex-abuse-dominican-republic
  2. News - China - RELIGION

    Beijing, Vatican prepare to resume talks for first time since 2010

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Meeting said to be in the works, but recent anti-church actions could complicate dialogue With new leaders, China, Vatican to resume talks China and the Vatican are preparing to resume a long-stalled dialogue as changes of leadership on both sides have created an opportunity for communication, people close to the Roman Catholic Church said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527775/beijing-and-vatican-prepare-resume-talks-first-time-2010-amid-hopes
  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis to meet victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests at Vatican

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:36pm by Reuters

    ... at the Vatican early next month, and will show zero tolerance for anyone in the Catholic Church, including bishops, who abused children. "Sexual abuse is such an ugly crime... because a priest who ... to rest. The 77-year-old pontiff fielded questions on a range of topics, including Vatican finances, his concern for the environment, and whether he himself would one day retire like his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520020/pope-francis-meet-victims-sex-abuse-catholic-priests-vatican
  4. News - World - RELIGION

    Vatican reveals figures on sex abuse by priests for the first time

    Posted May 07th 2014, 08:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Vatican reveals figures on sex abuse by priests The Vatican has released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children, saying 848 priests had been defrocked and another 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade. The Vatican's UN ambassador in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1506700/vatican-reveals-figures-sex-abuse-priests-first-time
  5. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis says 2pc of Catholic priests are sex abusers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... adding that the pontiff considered the crime "a leprosy in our house". But the Vatican issued a statement saying some parts of a long article in the left-leaning La Repubblica were ... Catholic priests in the world. The Vatican issued a statement noting Scalfari's tradition of having long conversations with public figures without taking notes or taping them, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553417/did-pope-hint-allowing-priests-marry-vatican-responds-celibacy-interview
  6. News - World - RELIGION

    Two popes canonised at single Vatican ceremony attended by Pope Francis and predecessor Benedict

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Vatican City Francis and Benedict attend ceremony to make John XXIII and John Paul II saints, the first time two ex-pontiffs are canonised at the same time 'Four-pope ... School in Houston, Texas, and waited for nearly 12 hours to get near St Peter's. "John Paul was so impactful on the church. He completed the work of Vatican II. Today honours the last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1498614/two-popes-canonised-single-vatican-ceremony-attended-pope-francis-and
  7. News - China Insider - RELIGION

    Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... not to visit China, saying the pontiff would be “manipulated”. Improving ties between the Vatican and Beijing has given rise to speculation the pope could reach out to China. But Zen told the Corriere ... Party would show him the illegitimate bishops, including the three excommunicated ones,” the 82-year-old said in the interview. The comments come as ties between the Vatican and China have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545687/cardinal-zen-asks-pope-francis-not-visit-china
  8. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis prays for peace in Ukraine, Syria and Nigeria in his Easter mass from the Vatican

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 07:45pm by AP

    ... with that of Orthodox churches, which have many followers in Ukraine. Some of the hymns at the Vatican mass were in Russian. Invoking God, he said: "We ask you to enlighten and inspire the initiatives ... abducted schoolgirls. In Venezuela, there were hopes that Vatican mediation could help end political unrest. Francis urged that "hearts be turned to reconciliation and fraternal concord" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1491782/pope-francis-prays-peace-ukraine-syria-and-nigeria-his-easter-mass
  9. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope apologises to victims of sex abuse by priests abuse for ‘sins and grave crimes’

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Vatican City Francis criticises 'a complicity that cannot be explained' on the part of church leaders Pope tells victims he's sorry for priests' sex abuse ... to a "satanic mass" and promised "zero tolerance". Vatican watcher John Allen said the pope may be wary of blackening the name of innocent priests who find themselves accused of crimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549219/pope-apologises-victims-sex-abuse-priests-abuse-sins-and-grave-crimes
  10. News - World - RELIGION

    Germany's 'bling bishop' sacked by Vatican

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vatican City Germany's 'bling bishop' sacked by Vatican Pope Francis yesterday permanently removed a German bishop from his Limburg diocese after his €31 million ... was enormous. The perceived lack of financial transparency also struck a chord since a church tax in Germany brings in billions a year to the German church. The Vatican said the inquiry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458131/germanys-bling-bishop-sacked-vatican

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