Archive of March 15, 2009

Buenos Aires bishop says ad limina visit is ‘pastoral and religious’

Mar 15, 2009 - 02:51 pm .- The Secretary General of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, Auxiliary Bishop Enrique Eguia Segui of Buenos Aires denied news reports that claimed he criticized the Argentinean government and lamented attempts to “distort the pastoral and religious meaning” of the ad limina visit of the country’s bishops which will take place this week at the Vatican.

Sex abuse report released, finds majority of alleged offenders no longer active in priestly ministry

Mar 15, 2009 - 11:34 am .- The 2008 report of the National Review Board established to examine clerical sexual abuse in the U.S. has been released, saying that most recent claims of abuse concern alleged offenses from 35 to 40 years ago and reporting that most alleged offenders are deceased or out of the priestly ministry.

Pope Benedict asks Catholics to pray for his first visit to Africa

Mar 15, 2009 - 11:03 am .- Before tens of thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI asked all present to pray, “invoking Mary, Mother and Queen of Africa,” for his upcoming apostolic voyage to Africa. The Pope described himself as a pilgrim in Africa proclaiming Christ crucified, who renews the world.

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