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Prof. Suchocka: ‘Clerical sexual abuse a universal problem, not only a Western one’

A safeguarding conference taking place in Warsaw seeks to help the Church in Central and Eastern Europe confront the reality of clerical sexual abuse in the region, according to a former Prime Minister of Poland.

Haitian migrants on US-Mexico border to be flown home

Thousands of undocumented Haitian migrants in a makeshift camp under a bridge straddling the Mexican-US Border are going to be flown home by the US Government to end a crisis of enormous proportions.

Cardinal O’Malley: Sexual abuse crisis requires a ‘pastoral conversion’

The President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors opens a safeguarding conference in the Polish city of Warsaw, and reiterates Pope Francis’ invitation for the Church in Eastern and Central Europe to undergo a pastoral conversion.

Pope prays for Mexico flood victims

Pope Francis prays for victims of flooding in Mexico as well as for all those unjustly held in foreign countries.

Pope at Angelus: Fidelity to God means willingness to serve

At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the theme of service, saying that when we serve others, we receive God’s embrace.

Fr. Zollner: Church in Central and Eastern Europe safeguarding vulnerable members

As a conference on safeguarding minors and vulnerable adults within the Church kicks off in Warsaw, Poland, Jesuit Father Hans Zollner describes the efforts already being made to protect the Church’s most vulnerable members.

Canadian Bishops to hold Plenary Assembly online

Canada's Bishops announce that due to the ongoing health crisis, they will be holding their plenary assembly online for a second consecutive year.

Pope: Misguided concern for Church reputation should not sideline abuse victims' welfare

In a video message to a 3-day conference in Warsaw, Poland, on safeguarding children from abuse in the Church, Pope Francis hopes such efforts will bring about real and reliable change.

Angolan delegation to the Eucharistic Congress expresses joy at participation.

The Eucharistic Congress was an opportunity to share our hope and joy in the Blessed Eucharist, says Bishop Luzizila Kiala, head of the Angolan delegation to the Congress.

Pope to Rome's faithful: Synodality expresses the nature of the Church

In a discourse to the faithful of the Diocese of Rome, Pope Francis describes the Synodal process due to begin in October and the importance of the diocese as the Church works together to feel part of “one great people”.