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The Vatican has launched an investigation into whether a senior figure at Britain’s most prominent Catholic monastery and school can return to his role after allegations he indecently assaulted former pupils. 

The Catholic Church is one throughout the world, and Pope Francis' agreement with the communist government of China is a sign of that, Bishop John Baptist Yang Xiaoting of Yan'an told members of a Rome parish.

Pope Francis has compared abortion to “renting a hitman to solve a problem”.


Two bishops from mainland China, including one whose excommunication was lifted just over a week ago, will become the first from their country to attend a Synod of Bishops when they participate in this month’s gathering in the Vatican. 

Vatican’s deal with Beijing

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 announced new rules to bolster the contribution of lay people in the synod of bishops process so it can become a “privileged instrument of listening to the People of God.”


A truth and reconciliation process where bishops from across the world can disclose abuse cases to regional tribunals could help the Church in its battle deal with the escalating clerical sex abuse crisis, according to a leading child protection expert. 


More than half of bishops in the Netherlands were involved in covering up sexual abuse or committing abuse themselves between 1945- 2010, a Dutch newspaper has reported.

The president of Mozambique announced that Pope Francis plans to visit the country next year.


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