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12 December 2018 15:58 Pope removes two cardinals from cabinet after sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church’s sex abuse and cover-up scandal. The Vatican said that Francis has written to Chilean Cardinal Javier Errazuriz and Australian Cardinal George Pell thanking them for their five years of service on the so-called Group of Nine, or C-9. Francis 54

26 November 2018 10:00 Priests denied full Catholic funeral if they die while facing sexual abuse allegations

Priests are raising concerns that some of their members are being denied a traditional funeral. It has emerged that those who die while facing accusations of sexual abuse are not entitled to a full Catholic funeral. The Association of Catholic Priests has said that it is distressing for families, particularly for priests who have not been convicted 27

18 October 2018 18:20 Pope Francis discusses possible North Korea trip and urges push for peace

Pope Francis indicated a willingness to visit North Korea during a private audience with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to Vatican and South Korean officials. Mr Moon “conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s desire for a papal visit to North Korea”, the South Korean presidential office said in a statement. The Vatican secretary of state 173

09 October 2018 08:53 Kim Jong Un ‘wants the Pope to visit North Korea’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit his country, South Korean officials said. Mr Kim told South Korean president Moon Jae-in during their summit last month that the pope would be “enthusiastically” welcomed in North Korea, South Korea’s presidential office said. The North Korean leader has been intensely engaged in diplomacy in recent 22

07 October 2018 07:28 Romanians vote on changing the definition of marriage

Romanians are voting for a second day on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalise same-sex marriage. The country’s Central Electoral Bureau said 5.72% of voters had cast a ballot on Saturday in the two-day referendum. The vote requires a 30% turnout to be valid. The conservative Coalition for Family initiated the referendum, backed 32

06 October 2018 14:53 Pope allows study of Vatican archives into McCarrick scandal

Pope Francis has authorised a “thorough study” of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with young priests. The Vatican issued a statement saying it was aware that such an investigation may produce evidence “that choices were taken that would not be consonant with a contemporary 26

25 September 2018 18:00 'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre

I KNOW YOU see drug users every day on our streets. Their faces are different to yours. They are thin. They look in pain. You’re scared. You’re asked for money as you sit in cafés. You put your foot on your handbag under the table. You try to casually pick up your iPhone. Sometimes you give money; sometimes you don’t. It’s always a complicated decision 11

16 September 2018 08:30 Pope tells mafia to change its ways

Pope Francis has appealed to the mafia to renounce their quests for power and money. Francis was visiting Sicily to honour a priest killed by mob henchmen for trying to protect youths from the clutches of organised crime. The day-long trip by Francis to the Mediterranean island where the Cosa Nostra is rooted marked the 25th anniversary of the assassination 30

15 September 2018 08:31 Pope pays tribute to priest slain by Mafia

Pope Francis has paid tribute to a priest who worked to keep youths away from the Mafia and was killed by mobsters during a visit to Sicily. Francis says he flew to the Mediterranean island on Saturday morning to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination in a Palermo slum of a “martyr priest”, the Rev Giuseppe “Pino” Puglisi – who was beatified 24

12 September 2018 13:02 Pope summons bishops to talks on tackling sex abuse by priests

Pope Francis is summoning leading bishops from around the world for a February summit to discuss how to prevent sexual abuse by priests. The summit involving the presidents of every bishops conference was announced a day before Francis meets US church leaders hit by fresh accusations over the cover-up of sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The February 19