Archive of June 2, 2018

Chilean abuse victims say Pope Francis listened to them

Jun 2, 2018 - 03:42 pm .- Survivors of sexual abuse and other abuses perpetrated by Chile’s most notorious abuser priest, Fernando Karadima, met with Pope Francis Saturday. They said they found a pope who not only listened and suffered with them, but who truly understood the depth of the crisis and the steps that are needed going forward.

Pope's personal theologian to head major Argentine archdiocese

Jun 2, 2018 - 11:09 am .- Pope Francis has appointed his personal theologian and ghostwriter Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez to head the Argentinian Archdiocese of La Plata, the Holy See’s press office announced Saturday.

Pope Francis begins meetings with Chilean clerical abuse victims

Jun 2, 2018 - 07:15 am .- Pope Francis begins his second set of meetings with victims of Fr. Fernando Karadima, a Chilean priest who committed sexual abuse, as well as abuse of power and conscience, at the Vatican Saturday afternoon.

Push to expand surrogacy practices in US raises questions

Jun 2, 2018 - 06:02 am .- A proposal introduced earlier this year aims to expand the practice of surrogacy within the U.S. in an effort to include same-sex couples as surrogate parents and to loosen state supervision over surrogacy contracts.