“What was said is not true,” the undersecretary of the saints congregation wrote in an April 9 letter to the journalists of an investigative news program.
Hoeppner, 71, was the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 norms on investigating bishops accused of mishandling or obstructing allegations of clerical sexual abuse.
“His wounds are open channels between him and us, shedding mercy upon our misery,” Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy Sunday.
The retired cardinal had been a Vatican nuncio and Holy See official for over 30 years.
"His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer."
Pope Francis has recalled “with emotion” his time spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth.
Br. Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the old website “was hardly ever visited.”
The Diocese of Duluth has been without a bishop since the sudden death of Bishop Paul Sirba on Dec. 1, 2019.
Msgr. Robert Oliver has said that due to a “mix-up,” he was not told in advance that his service on the Vatican’s safeguarding commission was ending after six years.
To mark the birth of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati 120 years ago today, three Italian groups are inviting Catholics to pray the rosary for the intention of the virtue of chastity.
May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.
Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s Passion of the Lord liturgy on Good Friday.
Pope Francis on the morning of Good Friday visited the auditorium where the Vatican is vaccinating 1,200 people in need this week.
A cardinal has revealed that Pope Francis gave a donation of $350,000 to the Chaldean Catholic Church during his recent visit to Iraq.
A Catholic diocese in Italy has said that a priest’s refusal to bless palms on Sunday because of the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex unions is “reprehensible.”
The Franciscan friars taking care of the Holy Land sites have asked Catholics for prayers and financial support as they continue to feel the loss of pilgrimages during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cardinal Robert Sarah has asked Pope Francis to reinstate the celebration of private Masses at the side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, after individual Masses were suspended earlier this month in favor of concelebration.
The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Monday that the Vatican has sanctioned two Polish bishops at the conclusion of canonical inquiries into accusations they were negligent in their handling of sexual abuse of minors by clergy.
The postulator of Bl. Aloysius Stepinac’s canonization cause has responded to claims by the new Serbian Orthodox patriarch that there are “problematic” passages in the cardinal’s letters to Pope Pius XII.
A judge has reversed the seizure of the accounts of an Italian broker under investigation by the Vatican, saying that Vatican prosecutors withheld and misrepresented information in their request to the U.K. court.