- Jul 17, 2019
Pope Benedict XVI reportedly wanted Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, the future Pope Francis, to be his Secretary of State to help him clean up the Catholic Church’s central government, known as the “Roman Curia.”
Police in Brazil are investigating three Catholic priests accused of abusing several altar boys and seminarians. The former bishop of their diocese, who resigned in May, is also under investigation for having allegedly extorted money from them in exchange for his silence.
The president of the Central African Republic's Catholic bishops said the country's civil war is a political conflict, not a religious one.
Analysis of fragments of a Eucharistic host that had turned into a blood-like liquid in 1992 found the substance belonged to a heart muscle called the myocardium – more specifically, the left ventricle that pumps oxygenated blood from the lungs to the body.
When it comes to the issues, there are several reasons to believe new EU leader Ursula von der Leyen will see Pope Francis as an ally.