• Pope taps Cupich for key bishops-making panel

    Pope taps Cupich for key bishops-making panel

    • Jul 7, 2016

    By naming Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago to the Vatican’s all-important Congregation for Bishops, Pope Francis effectively has positioned him, in tandem with Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., to be the American “kingmakers” on this pope’s watch.

  • Report suggests UK and US were wrong on Iraq, Vatican was right

    • Jul 7, 2016

    An exhaustive seven-year examination of the UK’s role in the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq is devastating in its critique of the decisions taken by the government of Tony Blair — and indirectly vindicates the warnings at the time by the Catholic Church.

  • Argentina hopes its pope will declare murdered priests saints

    Argentina hopes its pope will declare murdered priests saints

    • Jul 7, 2016

    Although accused of being Communists, three priests and two seminarians murdered in Argentina in 1976 under a military regime today are seen as martyrs to the faith. Many Argentinians hope it will be their pope, Francis, who opened their saint cause 11 years ago, who canonizes them.