• Vatican says ‘no human power’ can compel priests to violate seal of confession

    Vatican says ‘no human power’ can compel priests to violate seal of confession

    • Jul 1, 2019

    As California is currently embroiled in a battle over whether to punish priests for not breaking the seal of confession in cases when child abuse is revealed, the Vatican has issued a statement reaffirming the “inviolability” of the confidentiality of confession, and saying political pressure in this regard is a breach of religious liberty.

  • Pope donates $110,000 to clinic for Iraqi refugees in Erbil

    Pope donates $110,000 to clinic for Iraqi refugees in Erbil

    • Jun 19, 2016

    Pope Francis was the first benefactor of a campaign called “Be God’s Mercy,” launched on Friday by the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need. His donation will go to St. Joseph’s Clinic in Erbil, part of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, which is currently home for hundreds of thousands of Christian refugees who have had to flee their homes running from the terrorist Islamic group ISIS.