- Sep 18, 2020
For the whole Catholic world, August 15 means the Feast of the Assumption. In Italy, it also means ferragosto, the traditional summer holiday that sees the whole country head to either the beach or the mountains, or both, roughly from the second week of August until early September.
The Vatican will soon be adjudicating the case of retired U.S. Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne, Wyoming who is accused of multiple cases of abuse.
On Friday the Vatican’s Supreme Court announced that after investigating, they have pardoned Father Hermann Geissler, an Austrian priest who formerly worked at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and who was accused of making sexual advances during confession.
Cardinal Müller said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is ‘lucid,’ calls rift with Pope Francis on sexual abuse ‘impossible’.
Brazil’s national bishops’ conference has received Vatican approval for a new handbook telling dioceses what to do on sex abuse cases.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has banned a Legionaries of Christ priest from publicly exercising his priestly ministry for 10 years after he was convicted in Chile of sexually abusing a young girl.