Roman Catholicism

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 file photo, Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See. The Vatican said Tuesday that Pope Francis has also named a special commissioner to run the basilica, reorganize its offices, update its statutes to comply with new Vatican norms on procurement contracts and to “clarify its administration.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 30, 2020 - 7:47 am
ROME (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See. The Vatican said Tuesday that Pope Francis also named a special commissioner...
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Pope Francis speaks during the Angelus prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, after celebrating a Mass for the Feast of Rome's Patrons Saints Peter and Paul, at the Vatican, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
June 29, 2020 - 2:02 pm
ROME (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis has been informed about an appeal launched by a group of Catholics in Poland urging intervention into cases where bishops have continued to cover up for priests who sexually molest children. The group “EnoughHarm” took out a full-page advertisement on...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020 file photo, Polish President Andrzej Duda waves to supporters as he campaigns for a second term in Serock, Poland. Polands current President Andrzej Duda is the frontrunner ahead of the election on Sunday, June 28, but polls show him unlikely to achieve the majority needed to win outright. That will require a runoff two weeks later in which he is expected to face off against Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in a very close race. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
June 24, 2020 - 7:55 am
BIALYSTOK, Poland (AP) — Senior citizens in the eastern Polish city of Bialystok sit on city benches after a summer storm had passed, holding small Polish flags as they wait patiently for the man they call “my president.” They lived for decades under officially atheist communist rule, experienced...
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Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his departure at Munich Airport in Freising, Germany, Monday June 22, 2020. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is returning to the Vatican after a four-day visit to Germany to visit his ailing elder brother. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
June 22, 2020 - 8:03 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI returned to the Vatican on Monday after a four-day visit to his ailing elder brother in their native Germany. Benedict, a Bavarian native, flew from Munich to Rome aboard an Italian air force plane. He was seen off by Bavaria's governor, Markus Soeder...
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In this Saturday, June 6, 2020 photo provided by The Record, Black Catholics walk from the federal courthouse building in downtown Louisville, Ky., to 12th and Broadway, in the "Black Catholics Unite: Stand For Justice March" which was organized by young adults. Black Catholics across the U.S. hear their church’s leaders once again calling for racial justice, but at this volatile moment they want action as well as words. (Ruby Thomas/The Record via AP)
June 21, 2020 - 10:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Roman Catholics are hearing their church’s leaders calling for racial justice once again after the killing of George Floyd, but this time they’re demanding not just words but action. As protests against racism and police brutality continue nationwide, there are rising calls...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Cardinal George Pell, the former Vatican finance minister who was convicted and then absolved of sexual abuse in his native Australia, is set to publish his prison diary musing on life in solitary confinement, the Psalms, the church, politics and sports. Catholic publisher Ignatius Press told The Associated Press on Saturday the first installment of the 1,000-page diary would likely be published in Spring 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
June 20, 2020 - 3:27 pm
ROME (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, the former Vatican finance minister who was convicted and then acquitted of sexual abuse in his native Australia, is set to publish his prison diary musing on life in solitary confinement, the Catholic Church, politics and sports. Catholic publisher Ignatius Press...
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CORRECTS SLUG TO SWITZERLAND GEORGE FLOYD --- Philonise Floyd, left, brother of George Floyd speaks (via video message) at the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 during an urgent debate on current racially inspired human rights violations, systematic racism, police brutality against people of African descent and violence against peaceful protests. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, Pool)
June 17, 2020 - 11:41 am
TOP OF THE HOUR: — George Floyd’s brother speaks to UN Human Rights Council. — U.S. ambassador: Nation addressing ‘shortcomings' on race, injustice. — A slave-owner's bust missing in New Orleans; another statue topples in Virginia. — Two Portland reporters injured by police at protests. ___ GENEVA...
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In this 2016 photo, Martin Gugino, right, holds a sign reading "Resist Racism," in Washington, D.C., as part of a protest over the 2014 killing of 12 year-old African American Tamir Rice in Cleveland. Gugino and others demanded murder charges against police officers for the killing. (Mark Colville via AP)
June 10, 2020 - 1:36 pm
(RNS) Is Martin Gugino an Antifa provocateur? Or a beloved Catholic peace activist who was the victim of police brutality in Buffalo, New York? A Tuesday morning (June 9) tweet from President Donald Trump suggested the former, drawing a wave of shock and outrage from friends of the 75-year-old...
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June 10, 2020 - 7:05 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named Springfield, Massachusetts Bishop Mitchell Rozanski as the next archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri, a diocese long associated with the conservative wing of the U.S. church. Rozanski replaces Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, who reached the mandatory retirement...
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In this June 1, 2020, photo provided by the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Bishop Mark Seitz, center, kneels with other demonstrators at Memorial Park holding a Black Lives Matter sign in El Paso, Texas. Pope Francis called Seitz unexpectedly after he was photographed at the protest. (Fernie Ceniceros/Catholic Diocese of El Paso via AP)
June 10, 2020 - 3:04 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called George Floyd by name, twice, and offered support to an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest. Cardinals black and white have spoken out about Floyd's death, and the Vatican’s communications juggernaut has shifted into...
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