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Council Will Aim To Revive Faith In Europe World Bulletin

Edward Pentin’s Vatican Notebook P ope Benedict XVI is to publish an apostolic letter in the coming weeks announcing the creation of a Pontifical Council for the New......

Number Of Catholics Rises By A 10th, New Figures Show

THE NEW edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Church reports that the number of Catholics around the world has grown by more than a 10th between 2000 and 2008. According to......

Lawyer: Pope Lawsuit Has No Merit

THE VATICAN ’ S US lawyer has said a federal lawsuit accusing Pope Benedict XVI of covering up sexual abuse by a priest at a Milwaukee Catholic school has no merit. Vatican......

Bishops Defend Right To A Veil

SPAIN ’ S Catholic bishops have defended the right of Muslim girls to wear a veil after a teenager was banned from her school for refusing to take her veil off. Bishop Juan......

Two Bishops In China Ordained

TWO Chinese bishops have been ordained with papal approval for the first time on mainland China since 2007, according to the Asian Church news agency UCA News. Both Bishop Paul......

Prisoners Receive Rosary Booklets

MAXIMUM security prisoners in Zambia – including inmates on death row – will be receiving booklets about the rosary thanks to two British-based charities. The British office of......

Bishop: ‘i Abused A Boy 25 Years Ago’

BY CINDY WOODEN POPE BENEDICT XVI has accepted the resignation of a Belgian bishop who admitted to sexually abusing a young man. Bishop Roger Vangheluwe of Bruges said in a......

Bishop Accused Of Hitting Children Offers Resignation

BY MICHAEL LAWTON BISHOP Walter Mixa of Augsburg, Germany, has offered his resignation to the Vatican three weeks after he was accused of hitting children while he was the......

Chilean Cardinal Apologises For Scandal

BY STAFF REPORTER IN A letter to all Chilean priests Cardinal Francisco Errázuriz Ossa of Santiago has said there is “no place” in the priesthood for people who abuse children......