- Oct 30, 2020
Pope Francis and Church authorities did not intervene to sanction Nicola Corradi, a priest accused of sexually abusing deaf children in Italy and then in Argentina, according to advocates for clerical sex abuse victims. The 82-year old priest and four others were arrested this week by Argentine police.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, head of the Washington archdiocese, apologized to Tim Bendig who was sexually abused by a priest as a boy. He “told the truth,” Wuerl said, “about a priest who was a terrible danger to children and without his action that priest might have continued in the ministry.”
Pope Francis today met Martin Scorsese, the director of ‘Silence’, a film about Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan that was privately screened yesterday for 300 Jesuits.
Martin Scorsese has scored an audience with Pope Francis after a screening of his new film “Silence,” about two Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan, when Christians were persecuted. The plot is likely of interest to Francis, who joined the Jesuits in hopes of becoming a missionary in Japan.
A practicing Catholic with a British wife of 36 years and five children, French presidential candidate Francois Fillon pledges to weaken adoption rights for same-sex couples, yet he has said he wouldn’t scrap a 2013 law allowing same-sex marriage.
At St. Brendan Catholic Church in a Miami suburb, there was no overt mention of Castro, but during the Prayers of the Faithful, one of the two priests prayed for “an end to communism, especially in Cuba and Venezuela.”