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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Ricardo

axios: As Chile's Catholic Church is entangled in a sprawling sex abuse scandal, Pope Francis authorized the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, per a Vatican statement released on Saturday, Reuters reports.The big picture: Ezzati, 77,...

Priest stabbed during morning mass in Canada’s largest church

nbcnews: A man has been arrested after a priest in Montreal was stabbed on Friday during a livestreamed morning mass in Canada's largest church.Father Claude Grou, the rector of the Saint Joseph's Oratory, was taken to the hospital and...

The World wants Catholic priests to start getting married

radionz: A Catholic lawmaker in Hawaii, Representative Rita Cabanilla Arakawa, has urged the Church to allow priests to marry.The StarAdvertiser reported the lawmaker introduced a resolution to address sexual assault against minors by those affiliated with the church.She is...

Russia awaits Government approval to mount huge Jesus Statue atop a Hill

aleteia: The plans await approval from the Russian Orthodox Church before ground can be broken.The city of Vladivostok, the largest city in far eastern Russia, would like to erect an enormous statue of Jesus Christ atop a hill that...

Christian Converts from Islam are Regularly Bullied and Threatened in Netherlands

breitbart: Christian relief organizations report that Muslim immigrants who convert to Christianity are regularly threatened or bullied, with some saying they get death threats “every single day.”In an article published this week by Crux, a U.S.-based online Catholic news...

Bible signed by Trump made $325 on eBay

foxnews: A Bible said to have been signed by President Donald Trump sold this week on eBay for $325, according to the listing.The eBay listing described the item as a 4.5-inch Bible signed by Trump using his full signature...

Cardinal guilty of s*xual abuse acted with arrogance

A judge in Australia has sentenced senior Catholic Church figure George Pell to six years in jail for s*xually abusing two choir boys, and said the cardinal's conduct was "permeated by staggering arrogance".Source: Published by BBC

Former Catholic Priest jailed for repeatedly taking nude pictures of student

abc: A former Brisbane Catholic priest and teacher who manipulated a schoolboy to pose naked for photographs over a six-year period has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for the historical crimes.Michael Ambrose Endicott was working as a...

Malaysian citizen sentenced to jail for insulting Islam

aa: Another Malaysian national was sentenced to seven months in jail and a 10,000-ringgit ($2,445-) fine for insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad on social media, local media reported on Monday.Arrested last week and pleading guilty to 11 counts, Mohamad...

Everything you need to know about Ash Wednesday

inews: Every year, between the excesses of Shrove Tuesday and the disciplined fasting of Lent, Christians mark Ash Wednesday, a day of remorse and repentance.Here’s the meaning behind the observance, when it falls in 2019 and why worshippers are...

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North Korea preparing rocket launch

BBC: Satellite images of a facility near Pyongyang suggest that North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or a satellite.The increase in...