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Activists chide Pope over handling of sex abuse and cover-ups

Rome, Italy Reuters Pope Francis has not done enough to stamp out clerical sex abuse and its cover-up, activists and abuse survivors said on Thursday, protesting before a Vatican-hosted World Children’s Day festival. The Roman Catholic Church has been shaken by sexual abuse scandals around the world. Francis has tried to impose order, but his […]

Pope clears sainthood for Italian millennial known as ‘God’s influencer’

Vatican City Reuters Pope Francis has attributed a second miracle to an Italian teenager who in his short life used his computer skills to spread the Catholic faith, clearing the way for him to become the first saint of the millennial generation. Carlo Acutis, who died of leukaemia in 2006 aged 15, was informally known […]

Taiwan watches Vatican-China ties, says China violated deal on bishops

Taipei, Taiwan Reuters Taiwan is paying close attention to interactions between the Vatican and China, the island’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, adding that China had “repeatedly violated” a 2018 agreement on the appointment of bishops. The Vatican, which only has formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, would like to establish a permanent office in China, […]

Vatican investigation absolves Canadian cardinal in assault case

Vatican City AP A retired Canadian judge said Tuesday he couldn’t find any reliable evidence of sexual misconduct by the Archbishop of Quebec, after the purported victim refused to cooperate with his investigation and the cardinal strongly denied the claim. Pope Francis had tasked André Denis, a retired judge of the Superior Court of Québec, […]