Marking 500 years of his country’s history, a convert to Catholicism, Trappist monk, and Scandinavian bishop spoke about persecution in Rome this week.
The Vatican on Thursday published the full wording of its latest warnings over another schisma coming out of Germany, raising fundamental concerns and objections against the Synodal Way.
Bishop Georg Bätzing said supporters of the Synodal Way wanted to remain Catholic, “but we want to be Catholic in a different way.”
The spiritual leader of the world’s Eastern Orthodox Christians has come out in support of finding a common date to celebrate Easter.
The “sports bishop” of the German Bishops’ Conference on Thursday called for a critical look at conditions in the competition’s host country.
The audience with Pope Francis lasted about two hours, the German Bishops’ Conference said in a statement published after the encounter.
The archbishop emeritus of Strasbourg said he deeply regretted making “inappropriate gestures toward a young woman of legal age” in the late 1980s.
Bishop Georg Bätzing said the German bishops would “openly and honestly address” the topics of the process during their ad limina visit in Rome this week.
Pope Francis received Jesuit Father James Martin in a private audience in the apostolic palace inside the Vatican on Friday.
Pope Francis received King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday in the Vatican.
Speaking to rectors and formators from Latin America Nov. 10, the pontiff called priest vocations “a gift of God to the Church and to the world.”
Libero Milone and Ferruccio Panicco are seeking $9.25 million compensation for loss of earnings, damage to their reputations, and emotional suffering.
Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a German bishop who was convicted of embezzling money from a woman suffering from dementia.
Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard said on Monday that he had abused a 14-year-old girl several decades ago and was making himself available to authorities.
The pope addressed representatives of the Claretianum Institute of the Theology of the Consecrated Life at the Vatican on Nov. 7.
Addressing the Group of Twenty’s first-ever forum on religion on Nov. 2, Archbishop Bashar Warda drove home the need for “forgiveness and a renunciation of violence.”
Archbishop Schick said the pope had asked him to remain in office. “After presenting my reasons again, he then granted my request," the German bishop wrote in a statement.
Pope Francis on Tuesday called on Catholics to “disarm their hearts” and become peacemakers.
“There are still millions of boys and girls who suffer and live in conditions very similar to slavery,” the pontiff said in a video appeal issued Monday.