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Pope Francis prays for those those suffering ‘unjust sentences’

April 7th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Pope explained on Tuesday April 7 during Mass that Jesus was hounded by the doctors of the law even though He was innocent. Although he did not mention him by name, it is widely thought he was referring to Cardinal George Pell, whose sexual abuse conviction was overturned early this morning. “I would like to pray for all those people who suffer unjust sentences resulting from intransigence [against them],” he said. He compared the suffering of those who face unjust sentences to to Jesus’ persecution with ‘obstinacy and rage even though he was innocent.’ Mass The Mass itself discussed the topics of service, ... continue reading.
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Australian High Court quashes Cardinal Pell’s abuse convictions

April 7th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after Australia’s highest court overturned his conviction for sexually abusing children.... continue reading.


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Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday as millions tune in on TV, radio and live-stream

April 6th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis celebrated a quiet Palm Sunday Mass this year, as coronavirus regulations continue to prevent large gatherings of any kind.... continue reading.


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Cardinal Pell appeal ruling to take place next week

April 3rd, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Australian High Court will deliver its ruling on Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against child sexual abuse convictions on April 7.... continue reading.


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Vatican flies flags at half mast in solidarity with COVID-19 victims

March 31st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Vatican flew its flags at half-mast in solidarity with those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus.... continue reading.


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Vicar General of Rome Diocese tests positive for coronavirus

March 31st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The pope's Vicar General for Rome Diocese has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.... continue reading.


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Pope Francis calls for global ceasefire, telling humanity to to fight ‘common enemy’ of coronavirus

March 31st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has backed a UN appeal for a global cease-fire as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic.... continue reading.


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Sadness as Masses are cancelled around the world

March 20th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishops’ conferences and dioceses around the world began suspending public Masses in an effort to stem the pandemic of coronavirus.... continue reading.


At least 28 priests dead from COVID-19 in Italy

March 20th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At least 28 priests have died in Italy after contracting coronavirus. ... continue reading.


News agency reveals worrying 2019 missionary death toll

January 10th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A total of 29 missionaries were killed across the globe in 2019, a Vatican news agency has revealed. ... continue reading.


Cardinal Pell granted final chance to challenge court

November 13th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal George Pell has been granted a final chance to challenge his child sexual abuse convictions by the High Court of Australia.... continue reading.



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