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June 11, 2021
“In the context of its role of supervision, the Dicastery… has identified several reasonable criteria concerning two necessary aspects of good government: regulating the terms of office in governing bodies at the international level, and the representativeness of these bodies.”
June 10, 2021
Pope Francis refused to accept Cardinal Marx's resignation, instead asking him to stay on as Archbishop of Munich and Freising, confirming his mission and asking him to continue to work for “a spiritual renewal” in the Church.
June 10, 2021
The Pope insists that that the Church must face the abuse crisis “from our Paschal faith,” saying that “taking up the crisis, personally and communally, is the only fruitful path.”
June 09, 2021
The Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Our Lady, Help of Christians – known as Worth Abbey – have elected Dom Mark Barrett as the seventh abbot of their foundation, succeeding Abbot Luke Jolly, who is retiring upon the completion of his term of office. English Benedictines choose their superior every eight years, after a
June 09, 2021
— Rome — The European Commission’s financial monitor, MONEYVAL, has issued a highly critical report on the anti-money-laundering and general financial oversight efforts of the Holy See. Both MONEYVAL and the Holy See describe the report as “positive” and cite “moderate” to “substantial” effectiveness ratings across a range of areas, but note significant room for
June 08, 2021
In a press statement issued on Saturday, the diocese announced new allegations against three priests of the diocese Fr. Adolph Kowalczyk, Fr. Gregory Dobson, and Fr. Mieczyslaw Nycz. The anonymous accusation came under New York's Child Victims Act. 
June 08, 2021
In a statement, ACN UK National Director Neville Kyrke-Smith stressed the need for swift action. “It is urgent that the Prime Minister acts to save the lives of Maira and her family," he said. "They are in grave danger.”
June 04, 2021
"With my resignation," Cardinal Marx wrote, "I would like to make it clear that I am willing to personally bear responsibility not only for any mistakes I might have made, but for the Church as an institution which I have helped to shape and mould over the past decades."
June 03, 2021
“Through prayer, education, and public action during Religious Freedom Week, the USCCB hopes to promote the essential right of religious freedom for Catholics and for those of all faiths.”
June 02, 2021
“This affirming and widening by Pope Francis of the Canon Law provisions against abuse is welcome and timely, especially as it comes during the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care, which the Catholic Church strongly supports,” says Bishop Stephen
June 01, 2021
On Monday, the World Health Assembly – the governing forum of the World Health Organisation – formally accepted the Holy See as a non-Member State Observer. A statement from the Holy See Press Office notes that the decision “reflects the relationship that the Holy See has continuously maintained with this Organization since 1953 and it
May 28, 2021
“Peace is possible; peace is the only way,” writes Burmese Cardinal Charles Bo, in an open letter following an attack on a Catholic Church in Myanmar on Sunday night. The Archbishop of Yangon was writing in his capacity as co-president of Religions for Peace International, an interfaith group dedicated “to ensuring that all people enjoy
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