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Young people need to find silence away from the noise of social media in order to encounter God, the archbishop in charge of new evangelisation has said.
Four Catholic cathedrals are among the 22 who will benefit from £5 million in the first round of grants from the First World War Centenary Cathedral repair fund.
Lord Christopher Patten of Barnes has been appointed president of a new committee that will propose reforms to Vatican media outlets.
In the latest of Pope Francis’ sweeping reforms to Vatican finances, he has appointed a new board to the scandal-plagued Vatican Bank (IOR) with French financier Jean-Baptiste de Franssu as president.
At least 24 Christians were killed and 32 injured when armed rebels and Muslims attacked the compound of St Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral in Bambari, Central African Republic, on Monday.
The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, pledged their full backing for the new public enquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations by public institutions.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said the sexual abuse crisis in the Church was not a chapter of past history because abuse “can and does still take place”.
The Archdiocese of St Paul in Minnesota announced that it has hired a prominent law firm to conduct an independent investigation into charges that Archbishop John Nienstedt engaged in inappropriate sexual activity. In a statement, Nienstedt labelled the charges “absolutely and entirely false”.
An Argentine court on Friday condemned two former members of the country's 1976-83 military regime, Luciano Benjamín Menéndez and Luis Fernando Estrella, for the murder of Bishop Enrique Angelelli of La Rioja on 4 August 1976.
Pope Francis met six victims of clerical sex abuse today to beg forgiveness for the “sacrilegious” crimes committed by the “sons and daughters of the Church, who betrayed their mission, who abused innocent persons.”