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The Vatican has reportedly launched a financial investigation into former Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone. The German tabloid Bild said this week that Cardinal Bertone is suspected of irregularities regarding €15 million (£12.1m) from Vatican accounts.
Private letters from Jacqueline Kennedy to an Irish priest have been withdrawn from auction following what is understood to have been an intervention by her family.
The Islamist terrorist organisation Boko Haram is accused of killing 135 people in two days of bloody attacks in the last two days. Yesterday 118 people died in a double bomb attack in the central city of Jos. Today reports emerged of 17 people being killed in an attack on a village in north-east Nigeria, close to the village of Chibok, where hundreds of schoolgirls, thought to be mainly Christian, were seized five weeks ago.
Fr Adolfo Nicolas, superior general of the Jesuits, has announced his intention to resign in late 2016 after he turns 80.
As Pope Francis prepared to leave Rome a historic three-day visit to the Holy Land, Orthodox and Catholic church voices tried to cool expectations regarding his meeting tomorrow with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the Archbishop of Canterbury have praised a grassroots peace initiative run by church leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Archbishop of Cardiff has said that increasing employment is not a solution to a “poverty crisis” in Wales, where close to a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line.
A group of Italian woman who are in love with Catholic priests have appealed to Pope Francis to re-examine the rules on priestly celibacy. The 26 women, who signed with only their Christian names, wrote to the Pope saying it was hypocritical for priests to live a “secret life”.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Ralph Heskett, a Redemptorist who has led the Church in Gibraltar, as the new Bishop of Hallam.
Representatives of Nicaragua’s bishops and the apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, are to meet President Daniel Ortega tomorrow to try to defuse years of tension between the head of state and the Church.