Protest over unified mass throws Syro-Malabar church in turmoil

Protest over unified mass throws Syro-Malabar church in turmoil

The communiqué had also warned that priests who do not follow the order would be barred from performing priestly duties, marriages conducted by priests facing punishment would not be recognised, and clerical students not obeying the order would not receive their priestly titles. Priests who serve outside the archdiocese or those pursuing higher studies have … Read more

Pope Francis Leads Easter Vigil After Skipping Good Friday Event At Last-Minute

Pope Francis Leads Easter Vigil After Skipping Good Friday Event At Last-Minute

The Vatican had confirmed earlier in the day that he would attend. Vatican City: Pope Francis took part in the Easter Vigil service at the Vatican on Saturday, a day after the last-minute cancellation of his presence at a major Good Friday procession revived questions about his health.     The 87-year-old pontiff arrived to … Read more

Pope Francis Condemns ‘Terrible Increase’ In Attacks Against Jews Worldwide

Pope Francis Condemns ‘Terrible Increase’ In Attacks Against Jews Worldwide

The conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has resulted in “divisive attitudes in public opinion worldwide and divisive positions, sometimes taking the form of anti-Semitism and anti-Judaism”, Pope Francis also said. He further added, “We had hoped that ‘never again’ would be a refrain heard by the new generations, yet now we see that … Read more

Pope Francis Landmark Judgement Same Sex Couples Bless Vatican Doctrinal Department

Pope Francis Landmark Judgement Same Sex Couples Bless Vatican Doctrinal Department

Pope Francis, in his first public appearance since December 18, defended a landmark decision that approved blessings for same-sex couples. He suggested that the Catholic Church jumped to ‘ugly conclusions’ and its resistance was based on misunderstandings, reported Reuters. The Vatican, in a landmark ruling on December 18, allowed Roman Catholic priests to administer their … Read more

Pope Francis allows priests to bless same-sex couples in landmark ruling

Pope Francis allows priests to bless same-sex couples in landmark ruling

The Vatican said on Monday in a landmark ruling approved by Pope Francis that Roman Catholic priests can administer blessings to same-sex couples as long as they are not part of regular Church rituals or liturgies. A document from the Vatican’s doctrinal office said such blessings would not legitimise irregular situations but be a sign … Read more

Pope Francis Approves Blessings For Same-Sex Couples Vatican Doctorine Same-Sex Marriage

Pope Francis Approves Blessings For Same-Sex Couples Vatican Doctorine Same-Sex Marriage

In a significant move, Pope Francis has officially endorsed the blessing of same-sex couples, marking a radical shift in Vatican policy. A new document from the Vatican’s doctrine office, released on Monday, elucidates on the Pope’s earlier communication to two conservative cardinals, underscoring that individuals seeking God’s love and mercy should not undergo an “exhaustive … Read more

Pope Francis Dismisses Texas Bishop Who Criticised Pontiff Over Vatican’s LBTQ Stance

Pope Francis Dismisses Texas Bishop Who Criticised Pontiff Over Vatican’s LBTQ Stance

A bishop in Texas who has been one of the firecest critics of Pope Francis among US Roman Catholic conservatives was dismissed on Saturday, said the Vatican according to a Guardian report. The development comes as a rare move as bishops in trouble with the Vatican are usuallly asked to resign before submitting a resignation, … Read more

Pope Dismisses US Bishop Who Was Prominent Critic

Pope Dismisses US Bishop Who Was Prominent Critic

Pope Francis on Saturday dismissed US bishop Joseph Strickland, a prominent conservative who had repeatedly criticised his papacy, following concerns over the clergyman’s leadership and governance. The Vatican did not explain the move, a rare sacking in the Catholic Church, where troublesome senior clerics are normally encouraged — or told — to resign. But a … Read more

In Rare Move, Pope Sacks US Bishop Who Was His Fierce Critic

In Rare Move, Pope Sacks US Bishop Who Was His Fierce Critic

Joseph Strickland had been asked on Thursday to resign Vatican City: Pope Francis on Saturday dismissed US bishop Joseph Strickland, a prominent conservative who had repeatedly criticised his papacy, following concerns over the clergyman’s leadership and governance. The Vatican did not explain the move, a rare sacking in the Catholic Church, where troublesome senior clerics … Read more

Pope Francis Dismisses Conservative US Bishop Joseph Strickland From Texas

Pope Francis Dismisses Conservative US Bishop Joseph Strickland From Texas

Last Updated: November 12, 2023, 08:28 IST Vatican City, Vatican City Popes make such moves, considered drastic, when a bishop refuses a request to resign. Strickland is 65, 10 years shy of the usual retirement age for bishops. (Image: AP Photo) Pope Francis dismisses Bishop Strickland of Texas, a vocal critic. Rare move raises questions. … Read more