The survivors’ organization called on Bishop Bode “to take moral responsibility for the suffering caused by him — irrespective of the standards of criminal law.”
On Thursday, Pope Francis publicly visited the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna for the first time in two years.
Pope Francis issued a decree on Tuesday aimed at improving the financial accountability of funds, foundations, and other legal entities inside the Vatican.
Thomas Sternberg, former president of the Central Committee of German Catholics, said the process wanted to achieve changes to Church teaching.
Speaking at the 2022 Ratzinger Prize award ceremony, Francis said: “We all feel his spiritual presence and his accompaniment in prayer for the whole Church.”
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.