- Dec 3, 2020
On Saturday the Vatican spokesman, American Greg Burke, confirmed that a papal trip to Egypt is under consideration, but insisted that no date have been finalized and no itinerary has been. Italy’s state-run media reported that Francis would visit Egypt’s Al-Azhar university and mosque in late May.
Jim Kinyon, executive director of South Dakota’s Catholic Social Services, has said that the legislation attempts to ensure the state doesn’t discriminate against faith-based organizations for their “sincerely held” beliefs.
Father Kevin Gugliotta of Mahwah pleaded guilty to dissemination of child pornography. The 55-year-old priest downloaded child pornography to a personal computer and then uploaded the files to a chat room on 20 separate occasions last summer.
Several dozen clergy members, including Cardinal Joseph Tobin, leader of New Jersey’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, led a rally for supporters of Catalino Guerrero who is facing possible deportation ahead of a meeting with federal immigration authorities in New Jersey.
A vicar in a Catholic diocese in southern India was arrested on charges of raping a teenage girl. Reverend Robin Vadakkancheril has been removed from his position after a 17-year-old girl from his parish gave birth to a baby. The diocese is looking to enact measures to curb sexual abuse by priests.
In a first-ever joint statement on International Women’s Day, the leaders of Cyprus’s Christian and Muslim faithful pledged to work with authorities and help end violence against women and girls. The leaders said Christianity and Islam condemn violence against women and that it is their religious duty to stand united against it.