Home » Posts tagged with » Vatican

Italy: Pope Blesses Cross Made From Migrant Shipwrecks

Pope Francis has blessed a wooden cross made from the boats of migrants who have come ashore at the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Francis visited Lampedusa last August and denounced the “globalization of indifference” that greets migrants seeking a better life for themselves and their families. He celebrated Mass that day on an altar […]

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Germany’s Bishop of Limburg, the notorious ‘bling bishop’ who squandered millions in church funds on an extravagant residence. DW looks back at the case. What are the allegations? As early as the beginning of 2012, Limburg Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst made headlines with a flight to India. He […]

Continue reading …

A former member of the Swiss Guard, the force responsible for the pope’s safety, alleges that he was solicited for gay sex by cardinals, bishops, priests and other officials in the Vatican several years ago, a report published on Sunday says. The former guard told weekly newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag that he received up to […]

Continue reading …

Pope Francis celebrated mass on the tiny Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Monday to commemorate thousands of migrants who have died crossing the sea from North Africa, underlining his drive to put the poor at the heart of his papacy. The choice of Lampedusa for his first official trip outside Rome was highly symbolic for […]

Continue reading …

Pope Francis is to make a visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa on Monday, to pray for illegal migrants lost at sea trying to reach Europe. A Vatican statement said the Pope had been profoundly touched by a recent fatal shipwreck off the island of a boat carrying migrants from Africa. The visit is […]

Continue reading …