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# vatican - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'
# Capitol Violence
# Capitol Violence

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'

Jan 10th 2021, 4:40 PM 24,889 Views 33 Comments

Pope Francis urged the US authorities to protect democratic values.

# vatican - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Pope appoints first African American cardinal
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope appoints first African American cardinal

Nov 28th 2020, 6:25 PM 20,693 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis has created 95 new cardinals since his election in 2013.

# vatican - Monday 12 October, 2020

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

Oct 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 28,498 Views 35 Comments

George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.

# vatican - Friday 25 September, 2020

Vatican announces surprise resignation of top cardinal Angelo Becciu
# Resignation
# Resignation

Vatican announces surprise resignation of top cardinal Angelo Becciu

Sep 25th 2020, 10:20 AM 34,216 Views 35 Comments

The 72-year-old was named as a cardinal in summer 2018.

# vatican - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy
# Papal Peck
# Papal Peck

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy

Jan 8th 2020, 8:14 PM 58,615 Views 23 Comments

The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer last week was an instant hit on social media.

# vatican - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases
# Pontifical Secret
# Pontifical Secret

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases

Dec 17th 2019, 12:24 PM 15,913 Views 46 Comments

The reform is part of changes being introduced by the Church today.

# vatican - Saturday 30 November, 2019

The Vatican has returned a relic believed to be from Jesus’ manger to the Holy Land
# Nativity
# Nativity

The Vatican has returned a relic believed to be from Jesus’ manger to the Holy Land

Nov 30th 2019, 10:51 AM 25,224 Views 88 Comments

The thumb-sized relic was unveiled to worshippers at the Notre Dame church in Jerusalem.

# vatican - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests

Oct 6th 2019, 1:25 PM 13,195 Views 73 Comments

The move is part of discussions to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon region.

# vatican - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against convictions for child sex abuse
# Australia
# Australia

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

Aug 21st 2019, 7:16 AM 10,572 Views 38 Comments

He was once the Vatican’s third highest-ranking official.

# vatican - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Vatican search fails to find remains of teenager who disappeared in 1983
# Emanuela Orlandi
# Emanuela Orlandi

Vatican search fails to find remains of teenager who disappeared in 1983

Jul 28th 2019, 4:47 PM 12,605 Views 10 Comments

Emanuela Orlandi was the daughter of a Vatican City employee. She disappeared on 22 June 1983.

# vatican - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
# Dna Tests
# Dna Tests

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen

Jul 20th 2019, 2:18 PM 23,295 Views 16 Comments

Emanuela Orlandi was last seen leaving a music class in Rome in 1983.

# vatican - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as two sets of bones are found
# Emanuela Orlandi
# Emanuela Orlandi

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as two sets of bones are found

Jul 13th 2019, 7:00 PM 64,192 Views 16 Comments

The tombs of two 19th-century princesses were opened in the hope of finding the remains of Emanuela Orlandi – but they were empty.

# vatican - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Mystery of girl who went missing in 1986 continues after two Vatican tombs opened today were empty
# Emanuela Orlandi
# Emanuela Orlandi

Mystery of girl who went missing in 1986 continues after two Vatican tombs opened today were empty

Jul 11th 2019, 7:00 PM 34,864 Views 14 Comments

Not only was Emanuela Orlandi’s body not found, the tombs did not hold the skeletons of the two princesses supposed to be buried there.

# vatican - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Vatican to open tombs in search for teenage girl missing since 1983
# Emanuela Orlandi
# Emanuela Orlandi

Vatican to open tombs in search for teenage girl missing since 1983

Jul 10th 2019, 8:25 PM 42,164 Views 7 Comments

Emanuela Orlandi was last seen leaving a music class aged 15 in June 1983.

# vatican - Monday 10 June, 2019

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender

Jun 10th 2019, 9:08 PM 24,992 Views 120 Comments

The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.

# vatican - Monday 13 May, 2019

Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome
# Holey Show
# Holey Show

Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome

May 13th 2019, 8:50 AM 29,187 Views 60 Comments

It is believed the supply had been shut off due to unpaid electricity bills amounting to around €300,000.

# vatican - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons
# Viral
# Viral

Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons

Mar 28th 2019, 3:53 PM 24,994 Views 25 Comments

The video was shared online and had gained more than 11 million views on Twitter.

# vatican - Monday 31 December, 2018

Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up
# Vatican Shake-up
# Vatican Shake-up

Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up

Dec 31st 2018, 5:30 PM 12,240 Views 21 Comments

The Vatican has yet to give an explanation for the resignation of Greg Burke and his deputy Paloma Garcia Ovejero.

# vatican - Friday 2 November, 2018

Hunt for identity of skeleton discovered in Vatican embassy
# Rome
# Rome

Hunt for identity of skeleton discovered in Vatican embassy

Nov 2nd 2018, 11:54 AM 32,630 Views 13 Comments

Another potential victim emerged today.

# vatican - Friday 12 October, 2018

Pope accepts resignation of US Cardinal who was criticised over handling of sex abuse claims
# Donald Wuerl
# Donald Wuerl

Pope accepts resignation of US Cardinal who was criticised over handling of sex abuse claims

Oct 12th 2018, 1:36 PM 8,114 Views 73 Comments

He was blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania.

# vatican - Monday 8 October, 2018

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct
# Theodore McCarrick
# Theodore McCarrick

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Oct 8th 2018, 10:39 AM 12,789 Views 25 Comments

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

# vatican - Friday 21 September, 2018

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal
# Catholic Chuch
# Catholic Chuch

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal

Sep 21st 2018, 5:41 PM 9,437 Views 41 Comments

An entire Chilean delegation of 34 bishops tendered their resignation to the pope in May. He has now accepted seven of them.

# vatican - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals
# Sincere
# Sincere

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

Sep 20th 2018, 8:04 AM 34,512 Views 141 Comments

The U2 frontman had a half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday.

# vatican - Thursday 13 September, 2018

US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse'
# Abuse Cover-Up
# Abuse Cover-Up

US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse'

Updated Sep 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 35,866 Views 83 Comments

The meeting was called amid a crisis of confidence in church leadership following sex abuse and cover-up revelations.

# vatican - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?
# Church Abuse
# Church Abuse

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?

Aug 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 18,599 Views 46 Comments

The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.

# vatican - Monday 27 August, 2018

Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal

Aug 27th 2018, 7:14 AM 24,457 Views 73 Comments

The claims were made in a letter by former Vatican envoy Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

# vatican - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day
# Flagging
# Flagging

'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day

Aug 25th 2018, 8:32 PM 28,662 Views 45 Comments

Vendors selling Vatican flags reported a slow day, as Pope Francis visited Dublin.

# vatican - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse
# Philip Wilson
# Philip Wilson

No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

Aug 14th 2018, 7:13 AM 15,987 Views 53 Comments

Philip Wilson resigned last month after becoming one of the highest-ranked officials convicted of covering up abuse.

# vatican - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Garda crime operations scaled back in west Dublin in bid to save funds for Pope visit
# Overtime Stopped
# Overtime Stopped

Garda crime operations scaled back in west Dublin in bid to save funds for Pope visit

May 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 27,089 Views 161 Comments

There are fears that the cuts will create a more dangerous work environment for officers.

# vatican - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges
# George Pell
# George Pell

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

May 1st 2018, 7:08 AM 16,052 Views 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.

# vatican - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope
# Pope Benedict
# Pope Benedict

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope

Mar 21st 2018, 10:38 PM 21,080 Views 22 Comments

Monsignor Dario Vigano was accused of manipulating a private letter written by Benedict XVI about Pope Francis.

# vatican - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'

Mar 8th 2018, 2:31 PM 33,909 Views 116 Comments

The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests
# Misogyny
# Misogyny

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

Mar 8th 2018, 9:35 AM 44,905 Views 200 Comments

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

# vatican - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop

Feb 18th 2018, 3:56 PM 10,267 Views 45 Comments

Pope Francis came under criticism in Chile for defending Bishop Juan Barros.

# vatican - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Vatican's sex-crimes expert to interview Chilean abuse victim in person
# New York
# New York

Vatican's sex-crimes expert to interview Chilean abuse victim in person

Feb 7th 2018, 10:05 PM 10,028 Views 18 Comments

Archbishop Charles Scicluna called Juan Carlos Cruz yesterday “on behalf of the pope” to arrange a face-to-face interview.

# vatican - Monday 5 February, 2018

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter

Feb 5th 2018, 12:43 PM 19,835 Views 90 Comments

The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.

# vatican - Friday 2 February, 2018

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

Feb 2nd 2018, 10:45 PM 88,600 Views 336 Comments

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

# vatican - Monday 27 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit
# Rohingya Crisis
# Rohingya Crisis

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

Nov 27th 2017, 8:30 AM 6,869 Views 6 Comments

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

# vatican - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Pope Francis orders ban on sale of cigarettes in the Vatican
# Banned
# Banned

Pope Francis orders ban on sale of cigarettes in the Vatican

Nov 9th 2017, 12:17 PM 12,975 Views 55 Comments

The move will see the Vatican give up an estimated €10 million a year in profits.

# vatican - Sunday 24 September, 2017

The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying
# Libero Milone
# Libero Milone

The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying

Sep 24th 2017, 3:06 PM 22,213 Views 28 Comments

Libero Milone unexpectedly left his position in June.

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