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Catholic women urge pope to tear down Church’s “walls of misogyny”

8 March 2018, 8:16 PM

Roman Catholic women led by former Irish president Mary McAleese demanded a greater decision-making role for women in the Church on Thursday, urging Pope Francis to tear down its “walls of misogyny”. McAleese was the key speaker at a symposium of Catholic women called “Why Women Matter”, attended by hundreds of people and followed by […]

Vatican investigator meets Chile abuse victim in New York

18 February 2018, 7:42 AM

 A high-profile victim of a disgraced pedophile priest said Saturday he was glad to finally be able to tell his story as the Vatican’s top abuse investigator began a probe into an alleged cover-up in Chile.

Vatican revives pope’s sexual abuse panel

17 February 2018, 6:53 PM

The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests.

Pope appeals for peace in DRC

24 January 2018, 4:54 PM

Pope Francis appealed for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday and said the Catholic church wants to contribute to the common good of society

Contrite pope apologises for sexual abuse comments

22 January 2018, 7:17 PM

Pope Francis, in an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean bishop who is under scrutiny. But while the pope said he was sorry for his choice of words and tone of voice when he testily answered a […]

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