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  • 09/11/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli 'shares' Church drug-trafficking concerns

    After a statement by Catholic bishops warning about the “drama of drug trafficking,” Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli said he “shared” the “Church’s concerns” over a problem he called a “scourge.”

  • 14/11/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli-Church meeting to discuss drug trade

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli confirmed today that he will be meeting Catholic Bishops on Monday to address concerns about drug-trafficking following increasing demands by social, political and religious sectors to tackle an illegal business that is hitting Argentina.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Catholic Church ratifies 'concern' over Civil Code reform at Congress

    Monsignor José María Arancedo, chairman of the national Episcopate. qualified the rent of womb as "an insult to women's dignity," during the public hearing led by the bicammeral committee for the reform of the Civil and Penal Codes held at Congress.

  • 01/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK to meet with Catholic Church leaders on December 18th

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will meet with Catholic Church leaders on December 18th, following the Argentine Episcopal Conference  harsh document released earlier this week.

  • 02/12/2012 | Argentina

    Kunkel plays down Catholic Church statements

    National lawmaker for the Victory Front caucus, Carlos Kunkel played down today the document released by the Argentine Episcopate in which it stated Argentine society is in danger of plunging into “new and irreconcilable divisions.”

  • 10/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets with newly appointed Argentine Catholic Church leader

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with the new president of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA), Monsignor José María Arancedo in the Government House. Arancedo was elected on Tuesday and replaces Buenos Aires archibishop, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio.

  • 18/11/2011 | Argentina

    Church warns that 'lack of political will' is the main obstacle to overcome poverty

    The Catholic Church warned that 10 percent of homes of the Metropolitan area are located in shanty towns and that 24 percent of their inhabitants are poor, thus requested that “the overcoming of poverty, equal opportunities for all and social integration as considered as top priorities in State policies."

  • 27/04/2012 | Argentina

    Catholic Church speaks out on Civil Code reform

    The bishops that form part of the Argentine Episcopal Commission, led by José María Arancedo, commented today on the changes that are to be made to the Civil Code, and stated that the reforms should “guarantee the honouring of life from pregnancy, the value of marriage between men and woman, the family and the protection of children’s rights.  

  • 03/07/2015 | World

    Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life'

    The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis has said.

  • 08/09/2015 | World

    Pope Francis radically reforms procedures for marriage annulments

    In a move that again showed his desire for the Church to be more merciful to Catholics in difficulty, Francis reaffirmed traditional teaching on the "indissolubility of marriage," but streamlined annulment procedures many considered cumbersome and expensive.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    Pope urges Christian unity, says 'division is serious sin'

    In his weekly general audience in the Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis called for Christians’ unity and a “one and saint Church.” “Division is one of the most serious sins,” the Argentine pontiff said.

  • 11/04/2014 | World

    Pope asks for forgiveness for sex abuse by clergy

    Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for priests who molested children in some of his strongest words ever on the Roman Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis, according to Vatican Radio.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Ireland to investigate Catholic church homes

    The Irish government has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the treatment of children at Catholic church homes for unmarried mothers, including accusations of forced adoptions and unusually high mortality rates among children housed there.

  • 16/08/2014 | World

    In South Korea visit, Pope warns Catholic clergy to be humble, not hypocrites

    On the third day of his visit to South Korea, Francis celebrated a huge open-air Mass in the center of the capital Seoul, where he denounced the growing gap between the haves and have nots, urging people in affluent societies to listen to "the cry of the poor."

  • 09/02/2014 | World

    The UN takes on the Vatican

    By James Neilson
    The Roman Catholic Church is a soft target for “human rights” campaigners and others of a progressive disposition who know they are most unlikely to be murdered for giving it a piece of their mind. Luckily for them, in what was once called Christendom blasphemy is no longer a capital offence.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    Pontiff struggling to fulfill sky-high hopes

    Francis has raised many hopes of imminent changes in Church teaching that managing expectations is going to be a challenge. The Argentine-born pontiff has caught world attention by suggesting he might ease the Catholic Church's strict rules on divorce, birth control, women priests and gay unions.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Let's start with the top: Pope redefines role of Vatican secretary of state

    When he was elected a year ago, Pope Francis promised to shake up the bureaucracy of the world's smallest country. He has started at the top - curbing the once-overarching role of the secretary of state.

  • 02/11/2013 | World

    Vatican surveys Church on family issues including gay marriage

    The Vatican is asking bishops and parish priests around the world about local views on gay marriage, divorce and birth control ahead of a meeting of bishops next year to discuss Roman Catholic Church teachings related to the family.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Pope Francis calls abortion 'horrific'

    The Argentine pontiff, whom conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church have accused of not speaking out forcefully enough against abortion, has called the practice "horrific" while delivering the his so called "State of the World" address.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    Obama to meet Pope during European visit

    Obama is scheduled to meet with the pope on March 27 in a trip that will include stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and other parts of Italy, the White House announced in a statement.

  • 15/06/2013 | World

    Pope urges French lawmakers to go beyond 'ideas of the moment'

    Pope Francis urged a delegation of French lawmakers to avoid following only "fashions and ideas of the moment" when legislating, in an apparent reference to the country's legalization of gay marriage last month.

  • 21/09/2013 | World

    Pope Francis makes key new appointments

    Pope Francis’ campaign to set out a new vision of the Catholic Church has now reached key new appointments in the Roman Curia positions.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Pope Francis tells 'luxury bishop' to go for unspecified period

    Pope Francis has ordered the German Roman Catholic prelate known as the "luxury bishop" for spending some 31 million euros ($42.70 million) on a residence to leave his diocese for an unspecified period, the Vatican said.

  • 21/03/2013 | World

    Spain's Catholic Church expels pedophile priest in unprecedented call

    For the first time in its history and following an order by then Pope Benedict XVI to cast light on “any sign” of pedophilia, the Spanish Catholic Church has expelled a pedophile priest who was facing criminal and ecclesiastical charges since 2011.

  • 13/04/2013 | World

    Pope makes first big decision naming advisory board

    Pope Francis, in his first major decision, set up an advisory board of cardinals from around the world to help him govern the Catholic Church and reform its troubled central administration.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Pope Francis renews 'poor church' vision

    Reaffirming his austerity and humility claims, Pope Francis said a “rich Church” has “no life” during his morning mass at the Santa Marta Chapel.

  • 13/07/2011 | World

    Irish Catholic Church concealed child abuse in 1990s

    A government-sponsored report said today the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Ireland continued to conceal the sexual abuse of children by priests even after it introduced rules in the mid-1990s to protect minors.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    French conservatives gear up against gay marriage

    Roman Catholic bishops and conservative politicians are stepping their campaign against French President Francois Hollande's plan to legalise gay marriage days before his government presents its draft law in cabinet.

  • 16/02/2013 | World

    Conclave electing new pope could start before March 15 - Vatican

    The conclave to choose Pope Benedict's successor could start earlier than expected, giving the Roman Catholic Church a new leader by mid March, the Vatican said..

  • 19/02/2011 | Latin America

    Cuba frees another political prisoner

    Cuba has freed another political prisoner, leaving only six still behind bars from a group of 52 that President Raúl Castro has promised to release, the Catholic Church said.

  • 30/08/2011 | Latin America

    Cuba dissidents ask Church to stop harassment by state

    Leaders of the dissident group Ladies in White asked the Catholic Church to intervene with the Cuban government to end what they described as violent acts against them and other human rights activists.

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