Pope Francis accepted the resignations of two more Chilean bishops, bringing to seven the number of bishops who have stepped down since June in response to the clerical sexual abuse scandal in their country.
Pope Francis has accepted the request of an Indian bishop accused of raping a nun to be relieved of his duties during the investigation.
21 September 2018
The college that provides the foundation year for young men from England and Wales training for the priesthood has unveiled a new website that reflects its history and contribution to the Church.
The Polish archbishop tasked with overseeing Bosnia-Herzegovina's Medjugorje shrine has outlined plans for expansion, including more Masses in different languages and facilities for young pilgrims who flock to the site of the alleged Marian apparitions.
20 September 2018
Julie Asher, CNS
Pledging to "heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us," the U.S. bishops' Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the abuse crisis, including approving the establishment of a third-party confidential reporting system for claims of any abuse by bishops
Benedict XVI has reprimanded a German cardinal for criticising his decision to step down, arguing that “anger” about his resignation has devalued his papacy, and is being “melted into the sorrow” about the Church’s problems.
19 September 2018
Sarah Mac Donald
The Iona Institute has warned that incoming legislation on assisted human reproduction is likely to allow the words “mother” and “father” to be replaced on birth certificates by “parent one” and “parent two”.
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