The Vatican’s United Nations mission condemned in remarks to the U.N. Security Council what it said was a worldwide increase in violence against women, and a decline in women’s involvement in the decision-making process.
Women can be ‘first allies of peace’ when human rights are ‘fully recognized,’ Vatican tells UN
Papal vicar names safeguarding point person for Vatican City, Roman Curia
The health care department was mandated in 2019 to create a special office to offer victim assistance, starting with a “listening service” and including psychological, medical and social support.
Notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI
Here is a collection of notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI from homilies, documents, messages and speeches from 2005 to 2013, the years he served as pope.
Two more bishops named in class action against Quebec Archdiocese
Bishop Jean-Pierre Blais of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, and the late Bishop Clément Fecteau, who served as bishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, were named in an 11-page victims’ list recently made public by the Arsenault Dufresne Wee law firm.
Retired Bishop Hubbard asks Vatican to return him ‘to the lay state’
The announcement came as Bishop Hubbard continues to face several lawsuits under New York’s Child Victims Act.
Peruvian journalist hopeful after meeting with pope
Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz said her meeting with Pope Francis was a much-needed boost in her struggle against persistent lawsuits after exposing abuses in a controversial Catholic group.
In note to nuns, pope says he is doing everything he can for Ukraine
The sister told Avvenire they never imagined the pope would reply when she sent the letter to describe the work they were doing and to relay an urgent appeal from three women she is close to who escaped Mariupol, Ukraine.
Healing and hope: Indigenous want truth about past, partnership for future
The pope is held three meetings to listen to the experiences of representatives of Canada’s Indigenous communities, experiences that include being sent as children to residential schools operated by Catholic dioceses and religious orders.