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Pope Francis to open World War II-era Archives

washingtonpost: The Vatican announced Monday that it would open up its secret archives on the World War II papacy of Pope Pius XII, whom some scholars have accused of keeping silent about the Holocaust.Jewish organizations have long called for...

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...

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

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,...

Top U.S. Cardinal expelled from Priesthood over sex abuse allegations

A top US cardinal has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood over alllegations he abused a teenage boy and solicited sex during Confession.Theodore McCarrick was defrocked by the Vatican on Saturday days before the Pope lead an extraordinary...

Nun to Vatican abuse summit: “This storm will not pass by”

A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence that has long kept clergy sexual abuse hidden in the Catholic Church, telling a Vatican summit Saturday that transparency and an admission of mistakes were needed to restore trust.A German...

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...

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...

Pope names new “camerlengo” to run Vatican in papal transition period

Pope Francis on Thursday named the Irish-American cardinal Kevin Farrell as the new “camerlengo”, the prelate who runs the Vatican between the death or resignation of a pontiff and the election of a new one.Farrell, 71, who was in...

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...

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Diabetes type 2: Can you drink alcohol if you have diabetes?

Diabetes affects around 3.7 million people in the UK, and most cases are caused by type 2 diabetes.The condition is caused by the pancreas...