• Analysis: Benedict XVI's letter - what the reaction revealed

    Vatican City, Mar 22, 2018 CNA.- The story of Benedict XVI’s letter and the communication issues it raised, dubbed “Lettergate,” has led to the resignation of a curial prefect, among other things. But it also had the effect of revealing ...



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Brazilian bishop charged with stealing money from diocesan donations

BRASILIA, Brazil (CNS) -- Bishop Jose Ronaldo Ribeiro of Formosa was arrested and charged, along with four diocesan priests, of stealing about $606,000 of diocesan money. On March 21, two days after the arrest, Pope Francis named Archbishop Paulo Mendes Peixoto of Uberaba to serve as apostolic administrator of the diocese. The pope did not remove Bishop Ribeiro from his post.

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Belgian priest: Vatican-China deal on bishops might really happen

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As rumors fly of an imminent Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops, a Belgian priest known as an expert on China said he thinks an agreement might really happen. "I've never seen a more serious attempt to enter into a dialogue and to continue the dialogue," said Missionhurst Father Jeroom Heyndrickx, a member of the Vatican Commission on China, which has not met under Pope Francis.

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