Cyprus gets back looted 6th century mosaic of St. Mark

Nov 18, 2018

Cyprus' communications minister says an extremely rare, 6th century portrait mosaic of St. Mark which was looted from the east Mediterranean island has now returned safely after decades abroad

Birth of a new Ukrainian church brings fears of violence

Oct 21, 2018

Tensions over the imminent formation of a Ukrainian Orthodox church independent of Moscow are raising fears that nationalists will try to seize Russian church properties

US briefs Iraq Chaldean head, Vatican on aid after critique

Oct 17, 2018

US diplomat briefs Iraqi Chaldean leader who criticized American effort to help rebuild Christian villages in Iraq

Orthodox Church to move forward with Ukrainian independence

Oct 11, 2018

Ukraine's president on Thursday hailed the announcement by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople that it will move forward with granting Ukrainian clerics independence from the Russian Orthodox Church, while the Russian church denounced it

Pope adviser says systematic reforms needed to address abuse

Oct 5, 2018

One of Pope Francis' top advisers has warned that the Catholic Church risks increased police and government intervention if it doesn't address the clergy sex abuse scandal with system-wide reforms

Magazine of Jesuits urges withdrawal of Kavanaugh nomination

Sep 28, 2018

The magazine of the Jesuit order in the United States has withdrawn its endorsement of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice after Senate testimony by the Jesuit-educated Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago.

Pope: Priestly abuse scandals driving Catholic faithful away

Sep 26, 2018

Pope Francis has acknowledged that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and says the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations

The Latest: Pope says church judged unfairly on sex abuse

Sep 25, 2018

Pope Francis says it's unfair to apply contemporary moral standards to the Catholic Church's history of sex abuse cover-up since everyone covered up the crime in the past

Pope praises Latvians for keeping faith during occupation

Sep 24, 2018

Pope Francis praised Latvians on Monday for persevering through the horrors of Soviet and Nazi occupation, persecution and exile and urged them to keep their Christian faith alive as future generations confront new oppressions today

Pope warns Lithuanians against rebirth of anti-Semitism

Sep 23, 2018

Pope Francis warned Sunday against the rebirth of the "pernicious" anti-Semitic attitudes that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II

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