Archive of April 6, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 6, 2020

Analysis: Freed from prison, will Cardinal Pell now face Vatican trial?

Apr 6, 2020 - 10:20 pm .- While Pell’s criminal trials in Australia are now at an end, the same accusations must now be addressed by the Church’s own legal process.

'The only basis for justice is truth' - With conviction overturned, Cardinal Pell speaks

Apr 6, 2020 - 07:12 pm .- After his conviction for child sexual abuse was overturned Tuesday by Australia’s High Court, Cardinal George Pell has released a statement expressing gratitude to his family, friends, and legal team, and noting that he does not bear resentment toward his accuser.

Cardinal George Pell's abuse convictions overturned by Australia's High Court

Apr 6, 2020 - 06:25 pm .- After an ordeal that began nearly four years ago, and more than 13 months of imprisonment, Cardinal George Pell is expected to be released from prison imminently, after his conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse was overturned Tuesday by Australia’s High Court.

Federal courts uphold stay on Ohio elective abortion ban, block Oklahoma restrictions

Apr 6, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday allowed some abortions to continue during the coronavirus crisis. The decision was made in relation to a state-ordered halt to elective abortion procedures in Ohio for the duration of the pandemic.

Landlord encouraged by prayer waives rent amid coronavirus

Apr 6, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A Catholic landlord made the decision March 30 to waive April’s rent for all of his 200 tenants, in the hopes of giving them one less thing to worry about amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Christmas lights for Easter? Kentucky diocese encourages 'Easter Lights'

Apr 6, 2020 - 03:17 pm .- The Diocese of Owensboro is encouraging Catholics to decorate their houses with “Easter lights” as a sign of solidarity and as a reminder that through Christ’s resurrection, “the light has come into our world and has conquered even death.”

Federal coronavirus financial relief: What Catholic groups need to know

Apr 6, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- After the government clarified Friday that religious non-profits are eligible for small business loans during the coronavirus pandemic, legal experts said the news could prove welcome relief for cash-strapped Catholic dioceses and parishes.

Jerusalem archbishop blesses city with True Cross relic

Apr 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Unable to lead the traditional Palm Sunday procession through Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa blessed the city with a relic of the True Cross on April 5.

Raphael revisited: Vatican offers virtual tour 500 years after artist's death

Apr 6, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- Today marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael, the Renaissance painter responsible for “The School of Athens” and “The Transfiguration.”

Vatican Major Penitentiary: Mercy does not cease amid coronavirus

Apr 6, 2020 - 11:21 am .- In an Easter letter to confessors on Saturday, the head of the Apostolic Penitentiary wrote that while 'social distancing' is necessary amid the coronavirus, 'mercy does not cease'.

Moving 'Vicar of Christ' title in Vatican yearbook is ‘theological barbarism’, says cardinal

Apr 6, 2020 - 08:30 am .- A cardinal has criticised the Vatican’s official yearbook after it relegated the term Vicar of Christ to a section headed “historical titles” in its latest edition. A Vatican spokesman said the change merely highlights the historical dimension of the title.

Pope creates emergency fund to tackle coronavirus in mission territories

Apr 6, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Pope Francis has created an emergency fund for those affected by coronavirus in mission countries

God will judge us by how we treated the poor, says Pope Francis

Apr 6, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Many people suffering from poverty are victims of the “structural injustice” of today’s global economy, Pope Francis said in his daily Mass homily on Monday.

Turin Shroud to be displayed via livestream on Holy Saturday amid pandemic

Apr 6, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Catholics around the world will be invited to pray virtually before the Turin Shroud on Holy Saturday as the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic

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