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Reporting hotline for complaints against bishops debated at USCCB meeting

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Baltimore, Md., Nov 13, 2018 / 01:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A third-party complaint hotline could solve a major problem in the Church when it comes to reporting abuse – namely, that there is currently no procedure in place for filing complaints against bishops, Archbishop Jose Gomez said at the USCCB meeting Tuesday. “With this new […]

‘No words for depth of our anger’ National Advisory Council tells US bishops

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Baltimore, Md., Nov 13, 2018 / 11:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the bishops of the United States continued their fall general assembly in Baltimore Tuesday, the leaders of the National Advisory Council delivered a report to the conference, telling bishops of the “depth of anger” felt by the council members over recent scandals. The council […]

Tyler bishop: Our main job is to focus on salvation of souls

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Baltimore, Md., Nov 13, 2018 / 10:35 am (CNA).- About three months after calling for an investigation into the claims made by former Apostolic Nuncio Carlo Vigano, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas is not confident that the Vatican will ever properly investigate allegations outlined in the nuncio’s August letter. In an interview with CNA […]

Holy See Expresses Appreciation for UN Relief Work in Near East

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By ZENIT Staff “The Holy See would like to take this opportunity, once again, to express appreciation for the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA),” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See. at the Seventy-third Session of the United […]

Lebanon: Cardinal Sandri’s Visit for the 50th Anniversary of ROACO

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By Anita Bourdin Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, began a visit to Lebanon on Monday, November 12, 2018, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO), reported “Vatican News” in Italian on November 10. In the […]

Angola: Youth Want a Church that ‘Goes Forth’

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By ZENIT Staff “Your Church has a good number of apostolic movements and many associations, which include many young Catholics, actively engaged in spreading the Gospel and serving the brothers in need”, said Cardinal Fernando Filoni on November 12, 2018, in an encounter with the youth of the ecclesiastical province of Saurimo, as part of […]

Pakistan: Priest Cites Supreme Court’s Courage

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By ZENIT Staff “In Asia Bibi’s case, it was not easy to issue an honest and independent verdict, in the Pakistan context, where people are not ready to face the truth. The Supreme Court examined the case and issued an unexceptionable verdict. We must congratulate the judges for their courage in telling the truth. In […]

Spain: Pope Francis Notes Successful Collaboration of Men and Women Religious

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By Zenit Team Pope Francis cited the “close collaboration” between men and women religious, noting that it has “undoubtedly been fruitful,” in his message to the participants in the 25th General Assembly of CONFER (Spanish Conference of Men and Women Religious), taking place in Madrid from November 13-15, 2018, on the theme: “I will give […]

Pope Appoints Archbishop Charles Scicluna as Adjunct Secretary (#3 Official) of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop of Malta Charles Scicluna, the Pontiff’s entrust investigator into clergy sexual abuse, as adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), where the Archbishop has served as Promoter of Justice. The Archbishop of Malta and President of Maltese bishops, will be the […]