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Cardinal Vincent Nichols sued after scathing report into Church abuse

Cardinal Vincent Nichols with a copy of the IICSA report that accuses him of failing to lead by example.Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the Diocese of Westminster are being sued following the release of a damning report into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.  The Tablet reports that an abuse survivor is taking legal action for personal injury... Read more

Pope Francis Elects First Black American Cardinal

Pope Francis Elects First Black American Cardinal On Sunday, Pope Francis announced that Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. will be Americas first Black Cardinal.Gregory, who was alive during the Civil Rights Era, thanked Pope Francis in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. "With a very grateful and humble heart, I thank Pope Francis... Read more

US gets its first African-American cardinal

Archbishop Wilton Gregory(Photo: Archdiocese of Washington)Archbishop Wilton Gregory, of Washington DC, is going to be the US' first African-American cardinal. Pope Francis announced his name among the 13 new members of the Catholic Church's highest governing body on Sunday. Making the announcement from a window overlooking St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis said the 13 men... Read more

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Named in Vatican Financial Scandals

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Named in Vatican Financial Scandals VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis accepted the resignation of high ranking-prelate Cardinal Angelo Becciu from his role as the head of the Vaticans Congregation for the Causes of Saints, along with the rights of Beccius cardinals title, on Thursday (Sept. 24).The Vatican informed journalists... Read more

Beirut explosion is a ‘tragedy of immense proportions’ – Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said he was "praying earnestly" for everyone affected by the huge blast that ripped through Beirut's port(Photo: Sky News)The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has spoken of his "horror" over the huge industrial explosion in Beirut that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000... Read more

Cardinal Zen says he’s prepared to be arrested after Hong Kong imposes new security law

(Photo: Unsplash/Joshua J Cotten)Cardinal Joseph Zen has said he is ready to face arrest and trial under Hong Kong's new national security law. The 88-year-old said in a video posted to his Facebook page that Hong Kong must "be prepared for the unthinkable" after Beijing imposed sweeping new laws cracking down on free speech and... Read more

Hong Kong needs a miracle, says retired cardinal

(Photo: Unsplash/Ryan McManimie)As Beijing continues to tighten its control of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen says the former British colony needs a miracle. The retired Archbishop of Hong Kong and outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party told Crux that he was "very worried" about developments in the territory as Beijing pursues a new national security law. "We... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols says it’s time for churches to re-open

Vincent Nichols said it was time for the phased re-opening of church buildingsReutersThe head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has questioned why car showrooms and outdoor markets are allowed to re-open to the public but not church buildings.With many restrictions easing and non-essential shops opening again in a couple of weeks, Cardinal Vincent... Read more