- Dec 8, 2019
A man claims in a lawsuit filed under a recently enacted New Jersey law that he told Pope John Paul II in 1988 about being sexually abused as a child by the priest who would become Cardinal Theodore McCarrick but that the Vatican did nothing — claims he also made in a lawsuit this summer in New York.
Pope Francis lands today in Mozambique, the first of the 3 M’s of the Indian Ocean he will visit Sept. 4-10 during the 31st international trip of his pontificate.
The Salesians have launched not a sale but a contest: They’ve hired a consulting firm to solicit ideas about a creative new use for a property in northern Italy used by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI for their summer vacations.
Italy’s traditional August “ferragosto” lull offers a reminder of the thousand-and-one ways in which Italian culture shapes the ethos of the Vatican.
Washington isn’t exactly known for its religious memorials.
A recent tragedy in the small Italian town of Vittoria highlights a gap between the anti-mafia rhetoric of recent popes and occasional ambivalence from the Church on the ground.