Pope Francis has announced temporary restrictions on granting the honorary ecclesiastical title "monsignor" to priests, in an effort to encourage humility among priests.
Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the personal secretary to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, has said he does not expect a “revolution” under Pope Francis, because the Argentine Pope wants to “reform the faithful and not the faith”.
The scandal-scarred Legion of Christ today began a general chapter at its Rome headquarters aimed at re-writing the constitution of the conservative men’s order and electing a new superior general.
Ireland's former President Mary McAleese has urged Cardinal Keith O'Brien to share his life story in order to help gay people who have felt the need “to pretend to be heterosexual”.
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