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January, 2020

  • 1 January

    Video: Pope Francis Hits Woman’s Hand For Grabbing Him

    Pope Francis grew angry and even hit a woman’s hand for dragging his arm while greeting pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on New Year’s Eve. In video of the incident, Francis walks down a line of admirers separated by fencing, clasping their hands, waving and smiling with the basilica and …

March, 2019

  • 29 March

    Pope Issues Directive Preventing Child Abuse In Vatican

    Pope Francis on Friday, issued new directives to prevent child sexual abuse within the Vatican City State. He had promised a new anti-abuse law during a summit in February.  The pontiff released three documents in total: a “motu proprio” apostolic letter, and a law and guidelines covering the territory of …

  • 27 March

    Pope To Visit Mozambique, Two Other African Countries In September

    Pope Francis will visit the African countries of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in early September, the Vatican announced on Wednesday. The Vatican said that during the Sept. 4-10 visit Francis will visit the capitals: Maputo in Mozambique, Antananarivo in Madagascar and Port Louis in Mauritius. In a national address, Mozambican …

December, 2018

  • 7 December

    Buhari Felicitates With Obiano Over Pope’s Award

    President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Governor Willie Obiano and the people of of Anambra for the award by Pope Francis to the governor. The award was in the recognition by Pope Francis over Obiano’s promotion of social harmony, good neighbourliness and philanthropy. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the …

September, 2018

  • 16 September

    Pope Expels Priest Over Child Sexual Abuse

    Pope Francis on Saturday expelled a Chilean priest under investigation in a case involving the sexual abuse of children, according to a report by local media on Saturday. The Archdiocese of Santiago said the Pope had decided to defrock the Reverend Cristian Precht, local daily El Mercurio reported. Precht was …

August, 2018

  • 26 August

    Pope Francis Finally Meets Sexually Abused Victims In Ireland

    Pope Francis on Saturday met with eight Irish abused victims after expressing ‘pain and shame’ over the ‘failure’ of Catholic Church authorities to deal with the abuses, the Vatican said. “Pope Francis met early on Saturday evening for an hour and a half with eight survivors of clerical, religious and …

  • 25 August

    Pope Makes Historic 2-Day Visit To Ireland

    Pope Francis has arrived Dublin on Saturday for a historic two-day visit to Ireland, where the Catholic Church is battling to regain trust following multiple scandals. His Alitalia “Shepherd One” flight landed under cloudless skies at 10:26am (0926 GMT), where deputy head of government Simon Coveney and his children were …

  • 21 August

    Pope To Meet Sexually Abused Victims In Ireland

    Pope Francis will meet victims of clergy sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland this weekend, the Vatican said on Tuesday Last week a grand jury in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania released the findings of the largest-ever investigation of sex abuse in the U.S. Church, finding that 301 priests …

  • 17 August

    Pope To Support Children Molested By Priests

    The Vatican said on Thursday Pope Francis was on the side of victims of more than 300 “predator” priests in the United States accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades. “Victims should know that the pope is on their side. Those who have suffered are his priority, and the …

July, 2018

  • 28 July

    Cardinal Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teenager Resigns 

    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a prominent US cardinal accused of sexually assaulting a teenager nearly 50 years ago. Theodore McCarrick, 88, a former Archbishop of Washington, has also been suspended from public duties pending a canonical trial, the Vatican said. Last month US church officials said the …

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