- Catholic News Agency
- Jan 24, 2018
A dog named Rambo lived up to his “action hero” name, when his barking alerted sleeping religious sisters that a chapel next to their convent was on fire.
Journalists covering Pope Francis’s visit in Santiago, Chile, added another tale Jan. 16 to their oral history of papal-trip misadventures.
Authorities say that vandals have attacked another Catholic church with firebombs in Chile.
Pope Francis’s defense of his actions over the Chilean Bishop Juan Barros on the flight from Lima will not be enough to satisfy victims there and their supporters elsewhere, but it is wholly consistent with everything he has said and done so far.
Pope Francis insisted that he had, in fact, determined that the couple he married on the papal plane understood the nature of the sacraments and met the conditions for a Church wedding.
Pope Francis has said that he understands why his words on sex abuse in Chile may have struck victims as a “slap in the face,” but stood by his insistence that a bishop accused of abuse cover-ups is innocent.