I was intrigued by this article from the Independent which reports on a Papal clear-out of child molesting Catholic priests by Pope Benedict XVI who, of course, retired early last year. But what I'd like to know is who all these priests...Show More Summary
Rome Reports has just published a video highlighting the organist of the Sistine Chapel Choir, Spaniard Juan Paradell-Solé. The short video presents some interesting tidbits such as the following about Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's role...Show More Summary
Pope Francis will address environmental issues in an upcoming encyclical. It will focus on ecology and the ecology of man. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, dubbed the “green pope” for his environmental concerns, used the term “ecology of man” to describe not only how people must defend and respect nature but how the nature of the […]
by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, January 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After eight years of continual accusations of doing “nothing” by mainstream media, it has been revealed that Benedict XVI was busy throughout his pontificate removing priests from office who were found guilty of sexual abuse. From 2011-2012,…
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children.
- Documents have shown that Pope Benedict XVI defrocked (remove chaplain rights) nearly 400 priests for molesting children - With class action lawsuits and a Justice Department investigation, Freedom Industries have filed for Chapter...Show More Summary
Pope Benedict XVI defrocked almost 400 Catholic priests for sexually abusing children just in the final two years of his papacy, an explosive new report from The Associated Press reveals. The AP report is based on a document the organization says that it obtained today, January 17. Show More Summary
Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children, according to a document obtained by the AP. The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the...
Post by Maressa Brown. Documents uncovered this week by the Associated Press are shedding light on just how many priests were defrocked by Pope Benedict XVI over the past two years for sexually molesting children. And the number is horrifyingly high. Show More Summary
Pope Benedict XVI defrocked almost 400 priests between 2011 and 2012 because of allegations that they had molested children, according to a newly disclosed Vatican document. The document, which was prepared from data the Vatican collected...Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY - A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.
(VATICAN CITY) — A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children. The statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 170 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the number of priests who have been defrocked. Show More Summary
BREAKING: Document obtained by AP shows pope defrocked nearly 400 priests in 2 years for molesting kids.-- The Associated Press (@AP) January 17, 2014 Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for molesting children over the course...Show More Summary
by Sofia Vazquez-Mellado ROME, January 9, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In what is being interpreted as a criticism of Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Enrico dal Covolo, rector of the Lateran University in Rome, praised Pope Francis recently for relieving the Church of “the fears she had in the past.” "I believe that…
by John-Henry Westen January 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On every list of most important news events of 2013 appears the papal transition from Pope Benedict XVI to Francis. LifeSiteNews' 2013 papal coverage began normally with a January 7 address by Pope Benedict to Vatican diplomats, in which he said that there can…
Former Pope Benedict XVI accepted an invitation to lunch from his successor, Pope Francis, and the two dined together at Francis Residence inside the Vatican Friday. No details on the meal were released, except that the pontiffs were joined by personal secretaries and two other Vatican officials, the Associated Press reports. Show More Summary
I love this photograph of Pope Francis exchanging Christmas greetings with Benedict XVI. Let's hope that this happy scene is played out for many years to come. Ad multos annos, Holy Father! And to you, too, Pope Francis.
Pope Benedict XVI was well known for introducing, in the context of the celebration of the modern Roman Rite, a more traditional arrangement of the candles and crucifix upon the altar—namely, the “big six” with the cross in the middle (or, at times, seven candles—a privilege of bishops). Show More Summary
Although in recent years much has been done to spread an accurate knowledge of the teaching of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, we are still a long way from Pope Benedict XVI’s desire that the faithful everywhere, led by their pastors, would rediscover the riches of the sixteen conciliar documents. Show More Summary
Pope Francis isn’t the first Bishop of Rome to criticize the free market. While Benedict XVI didn’t exactly win awards for Vatican City’s most charismatic bachelor, he was still a strong supporter of universal education and financial reform. John Paul II, a man raised beneath the oppression of the Iron Curtain, penned an entire encyclical...