Catholic News Service

Papal visit marks 25th anniversary of Fr Pino Puglisi’s martyrdom

The Pope has appointed the Archbishop of Baltimore to investigate allegations against Bishop Michael Bransfield

Cardinal Bo said Kachin state had seen ‘villages bombed and burned, women raped, churches destroyed, villagers used as human minesweepers’

Cardinal Becciu compares Blessed Anna Kolesárová to St Maria Goretti

A further 12 nations where repression ‘engaged in or tolerated by the government is serious’

The Pope advocated silence ‘with people who seek only scandal, with those who look for division’

‘Right now,’ Archbishop Chaput said, ‘the bishops would have absolutely no credibility in addressing this topic’

‘We ask the Holy Spirit to fill him with wisdom and strength’

In a formal response Australia’s bishops and religious said the seal made children more safe, not less