Pope Francis has approved a new law to make it compulsory to report sexual abuse allegations in the Vatican and its diplomatic missions around the world. The safeguarding guidelines for the Vatican and Roman Curia aim to protect minors and vulnerable adults.
Every year at each Good Friday service across the world, a collection is taken for the Holy Land Commissariat. This collection supports Christians in the Holy Land and provides upkeep of the sacred places.
Pope Francis signed his apostolic exhortation titled Vive Cristo, esperanza nuestra, (Christ, Our Hope, Lives) on 25 March. This is a post-synodal exhortation following the Synod on Young People, faith, and vocational discernment held in October 2018.
Pope Francis has appointed Canadian priest Fr Carl Reid the second Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross – a role he will take up in August.
Proclaiming the Church “isn’t afraid of history”, Pope Francis says he will open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, a historic decision Jewish groups have sought for decades.
The news of Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on historical child sexual abuse charges has shocked many across Australia and around the world, including the Catholic Bishops of Australia.