Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

Church was attacked during Pentecost Sunday mass Assailants’ identity and motive unknown Media says over 50 dead, no official toll Southwest Nigeria not prone to religious violence Catholic priest abducted in neighboring state OWO, Nigeria, June 6 (Reuters) – Survivors of an attack by unknown assailants on a Catholic church in Nigeria lay weeping and … Read more

Putting stamp on future, pope names cardinals with tilt towards Asia

Putting stamp on future, pope names cardinals with tilt towards Asia

Pope Francis attends the inauguration of the ‘Laudato Si’ School in Rome, Italy, May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sixteen of 21 new cardinals can vote in conclave on next pope Two thirds of cardinal electors now appointed by Francis New choices increase tilt towards Asia for … Read more

Cardinal who called Catholic Church sex-abuse charges ‘petty gossip’ dies at 94

Cardinal who called Catholic Church sex-abuse charges 'petty gossip' dies at 94

Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Angelo Sodano as they arrive to attend a consistory at the Vatican February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VATICAN CITY, May 28 (Reuters) – Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a controversial Vatican power broker for more than a quarter of a century who was … Read more

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters were arrested on charges of “collusion with foreign forces” , and later released on lease. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was … Read more