Category: Vatican

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Nov
2020

Pope Francis Calls Uighurs A Persecuted Group For First Time, China Calls Claim ‘Totally Groundless’Pope Francis Calls Uighurs A Persecuted Group For First Time, China Calls Claim ‘Totally Groundless’

Pope Francis has called attention to the plight of Uighurs for the first time amid criticism over the Vatican’s relationship with China, CNN reported. In “Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future,” a book by Vatican papal biographer Austen Ivereigh that was published Monday, Francis named the Uighurs as among the world’s persecuted […]

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Nov
2020

New York State Sues Diocese Of Buffalo Over Alleged Sex Abuse Cover UpNew York State Sues Diocese Of Buffalo Over Alleged Sex Abuse Cover Up

New York State Attorney General Letitia James sued the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo over allegations that its leadership covered up the decades-long sexual abuse of minors, numerous sources reported. More than two dozen diocesan priests were credibly accused of sexual abuse, a two-year investigation reportedly found, and were not referred to the Vatican for potential […]

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Nov
2020

Vatican Says Pope Francis’ Comments On Civil Unions In Documentary Were Taken Out Of ContextVatican Says Pope Francis’ Comments On Civil Unions In Documentary Were Taken Out Of Context

The Vatican says that Pope Francis’ comments on civil unions in a documentary that aired in October were taken out of context, numerous sources reported. The remarks appeared in the documentary “Francesco,” and appeared to show the Pope saying that gay people have the right to a family and should be protected by civil union […]

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Oct
2020

Vatican And China Extend Agreement Despite Opposition From US OfficialsVatican And China Extend Agreement Despite Opposition From US Officials

The Vatican and China extended an agreement that allows Beijing to name bishops with approval from the pope, despite strong opposition from US officials who have voiced concern about human rights in China, numerous sources reported. The Vatican and Beijing announced the renewal of the 2018 China-Vatican provisional agreement, which expired Thursday.  Critics have argued […]

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Oct
2020

Mike Pompeo Meets With Vatican Officials To Discuss Relations With China Amid US Concern Over Beijing’s Crackdown On ReligionMike Pompeo Meets With Vatican Officials To Discuss Relations With China Amid US Concern Over Beijing’s Crackdown On Religion

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Vatican officials Thursday to discuss religious freedom and their differing approaches to China after Pompeo criticized the Vatican for its plans to renew an agreement with Beijing amid human rights concerns, the Associated Press reported. Pompeo spent 45 minutes in the Apostolic Palace with Cardinal Pietro Parolin […]

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Jul
2020

How NATO-Member Turkey Reverted Back to Being an Islamic DictatorshipHow NATO-Member Turkey Reverted Back to Being an Islamic Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture The gradual process of Turkey’s becoming an Islamic sharia-law country, again, is no longer so gradual. It has taken a sudden and sharp rightward turn, into Islamic-nationhood. Turkey’s Hagia Sophia, which had been “the world’s largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520,” has […]

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May
2020

Catholic Churches Across Italy Hold Public Masses For First Time In Two Months, Following Coronavirus PandemicCatholic Churches Across Italy Hold Public Masses For First Time In Two Months, Following Coronavirus Pandemic

Churches in Italy are holding public mass for the first time since the city shut down in March. People entering St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City will have their temperatures taken and must maintain social distance while inside. The Pope spoke to the restrictions during Sunday mass, “Please, let’s go ahead (following) the rules and […]

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