- Feb 24, 2020
The head of a lay Catholic organization in southern Italy charged with the abuse of at least seven underage girls has been released from house arrest as he awaits trial. Victims organized a protest and ask local ecclesial authorities to take action.
Italy’s Catholic bishops offered to care for a majority of 140 migrants the country’s government had prevented from leaving an Italian coast guard ship docked for days in a Sicilian harbor because politics shouldn’t be practiced at the expense of the poor, prominent churchmen said Sunday.
Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel.
The head of the Italian bishops’ conference told attendees at the World Meeting of Families to put down the arms of rigidity and take on the medicine of mercy when it comes to marriage and family life.
A 16-year-old peasant girl will be beatified as a martyr in Slovakia, seven decades after she was shot in front of her family for resisting rape by a drunken Soviet soldier.
Christians must do more than dream of a better world; they must take an active role in changing it, a Vatican official wrote on behalf of Pope Francis.