Pope Francis has ordered the Catholic Bishops of the United States to refrain from voting on a code of conduct and a lay-led oversight body to investigate bishops accused of misconduct. The
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis Wednesday removed Bishop Martin Holley from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Memphis and appointed Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of …
Holley was named bishop of Memphis in 2016 by Pope Francis, according to his online biography. Now, 63, Holley was born in Pensacola, Florida, where he was ordained a priest in 1987.
Pope Francis has named Monsignor Daniel Garcia, currently an auxiliary bishop in Texas, to take over as bishop of Monterey, California.
Pope Francis forced the resignation of the bishop of Memphis Wednesday after an investigation into his alleged church law violations and mishandling of diocesan finances.
Pope Francis meets with officials representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at the Vatican Sept. 13. Pictured from left are Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of
Sep 13, 2018 · The bishops sought an inquiry into the Vatican’s handling of a former cardinal accused of sexual misconduct, but the meeting’s outcome was not disclosed.
Pope Francis Wednesday removed Bishop Martin D. Holley from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Memphis and appointed Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville to oversee the diocese until
Watch video · Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, becoming Pope Francis. He is the first pope from the Americas.
Sep 13, 2018 · Pope Francis is the 266th Catholic Pope and current sovereign of the Vatican. His visit, the first by a Pope since John Paul II’s in 1979, is expected to attract hundreds of …
Dec 19, 2018 · Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop after an archdiocese oversight board found “credible” an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor, the Vatican said
Pope Francis further said expressly that such conclusions should be left to the “professional maturity” of journalists. In the United States and elsewhere, in fact, very little is more questionable than the professional maturity of journalists.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of a Chilean bishop he robustly defended earlier this year despite claims of a cover-up of clerical sexual abuse, a move that later forced the pontiff
12 days ago · Pope Francis is urging predator priests who have raped or molested children to turn themselves in “to human justice, and prepare for divine justice,” …
The Vatican announced that Pope Francis had accepted the resignation of West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield, and had named a temporary administrator for his Wheeling-Charleston diocese.
The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago, appointing Fr. Ronald Hicks, Fr. Robert G. Casey and Fr. Mark Bartosic to the
Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops who are implicated in the South American country’s ever-worsening sexual abuse crisis, the Vatican said on Saturday.. The Vatican named the first man
Pope Francis on Wednesday said that the sacrament of Confirmation is a gift meant to be shared with other people, both inside and outside of the Church, which he stressed is not only the hierarchy
Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, as the Apostolic Administrator Sede Plena of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic eparchy of Phoenix. Bishop Olmsted will also retain his current Office as Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix.
Sep 13, 2018 · VATICAN CITY– Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of a West Virginia bishop, Michael Bransfield, and at the same time authorized a fellow bishop to …
Pope Francis held an emergency summit with U.S. bishops on Thursday over the growing sex abuse crisis engulfing the Roman Catholic Church as the Vatican announced a new investigation into a West
Francis and the Chilean bishops met in Rome May 15-17, and, in a document distributed to the bishops and later leaked to Chilean media, the pope says of removing people from positions of authority
HIGHER CALLING Pope Francis Just Pulled a Power Play on American Bishops at Crucial Conference. At a moment when optics matter most, Francis pulled the plug on U.S. bishops as they met to do
The statements follow on a private communication of the Pope to the Chilean bishops published by Chile’s Channel 13 last week, in which the Pope rebukes the bishops for corruption, and in a
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence is calling for an investigation of Pope Francis amid allegations that the pope covered up for an American ex-cardinal accused of
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he’s responding to the church’s global
Pope Francis has put the new bishop in charge of the Vatican’s secret archives. Pope Francis has put the new bishop in charge of the Vatican’s secret archives.
Pope Francis has defrocked two retired Chilean bishops caught up in a sexual abuse crisis rocking Chile’s Roman Catholic Church.. The Vatican named the …
ROME — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop after an archdiocese oversight board found “credible” an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor, the
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children
Pope Francis recognizes Chinese bishops ordained without papal approval Gerard O’Connell September 22, 2018 A priest celebrates Mass in 2012 in a makeshift chapel in a village near Beijing.
Most bishops who attend the Synod — a religious meeting bringing bishops from around the world to meet with the pope — are selected by their national bishop’s conference to represent a given region, but several bishops were invited to the gathering at Pope Francis’s request.
Sep 13, 2018 · Top American bishops met in the Vatican with Pope Francis on Thursday to discuss the sexual-abuse crisis that the leader of the U.S. church said has …
Pope Francis has decided to accept the legitimacy of seven Catholic bishops appointed by the Chinese government, a concession that the Holy See hopes will lead Beijing to recognize the pope’s
Sep 12, 2018 · The Vatican said Tuesday that the U.S. delegation would be headed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and also include Francis’ top …
Blah, blah, and blah. The so-called Francis effect is a media concoction that is difficult to define. But if it means anything, it means a Catholic Church that embraces what Pope Francis calls
Sep 13, 2018 · Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield and ordered an investigation of allegations that …
Top American bishops met in the Vatican with Pope Francis on Thursday to discuss the sexual-abuse crisis that the leader of the U.S. church said has “lacerated” the church.
The bishops announced at the end of an emergency summit with Pope Francis that all 31 active bishops and three retired ones in Rome had signed a document offering to resign and putting their fate in the hands of the pope.
Pope Francis on June 19, 2018, appointed as bishop of Meath, Ireland, the Rev. Thomas Deeniham, of the clergy of the diocese of Cork and Ross, currently diocesan secretary.
Pope Francis on Saturday endorsed the legitimacy of seven Chinese bishops, appointed by Beijing without the Vatican’s approval. The decision is part of a historic accord between the Catholic
Oct 08, 2018 · VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Monday as his supporters closed ranks over the pontiff’s handling of …
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of three Chilean bishops, including the controversial Juan Barros of Osorno, following a child sex abuse scandal in the South American country which has
Pope Francis has apologised for suggesting that victims of sexual abuse by priests should show “proof”, in a rare act of self-criticism, while continuing to defend a Chilean bishop accused of
Sep 11, 2018 · Was Pope Francis referencing the priest sex abuse scandal in today’s homily about bishops under attack? Was Pope Francis referencing the priest sex abuse scandal in today’s homily about bishops
Pope Francis, in further treating issues relating to the family, has dedicated an organic cycle of catechesis which thoroughly examines the various persons in the …
Sep 12, 2018 · Pope Francis, signaling the Catholic Church’s inability to defuse long-running clergy sex scandals, on Wednesday summoned the presidents of Catholic bishops conferences worldwide to …
Dec 13, 2018 · Bishop changes course, asks pope to defrock last abusive priest on church payroll in Pa. The Rev. Joseph Pease is the only priest among 72 accused in the Harrisburg diocese who is still on the
Just as it took Pope John Paul II years to take the conference in a more conservative direction, it will take the bishops who champion Francis a few more years before they have the votes to take
Pope Francis will convene an unprecedented meeting of Catholic bishops early next year to address the sex-abuse scandals involving clergy that have plagued the church worldwide, including North Texas.