Christianity Headlines

  • Amid crisis, pope gives Vatican's sex abuse expert new role

    Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican's most trusted sex crimes investigator in a sign that he's looking to improve the Holy See's response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis. Francis on Tuesday named Archbishop Charles...

    ABC News
  • Britain must offer refuge to Asia Bibi says Boris Johnson

    Britain should grant asylum to a persecuted Pakistani Christian woman and not be put off by concerns it would lead to unrest or attacks on UK embassies, Boris Johnson has said.

    The Telegraph
  • Amid crisis, pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role

    Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican’s most experienced sex crimes investigator in a sign that he’s looking to improve the Holy See’s response to abuse amid a credibility crisis rocking the church

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  • All school kidnapping captives freed, says Cameroon leader

    All students and staff abducted more than a week ago from a school in Cameroon’s restive North West region have been freed, a leader of the Presbyterian church said Tuesday

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  • Canada's Trudeau says in talks with Pakistan over Asia Bibi

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday talks are underway with the Pakistani government over a Pakistani Christian woman whose acquittal on blasphemy charges against Islam last month sparked mass protests in the South Asian country.

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  • Canada's Trudeau says in talks with Pakistan over Asia Bibi

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday talks are underway with the Pakistani government over a Pakistani Christian woman whose acquittal on blasphemy charges against Islam last month sparked mass protests in the South Asian country.

    U.S.
  • U.S. bishops delay action on clergy abuse at Vatican's request

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will delay action to deal with a crisis involving sexual abuse of minors by clergy until after a global meeting in February at the request of the Vatican, conference president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said on Monday.

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  • U.S. bishops delay action on clergy abuse at Vatican's request

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will delay action to deal with a crisis involving sexual abuse of minors by clergy until after a global meeting in February at the request of the Vatican, conference president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said on Monday.

    U.S.
  • US bishops cancel votes on tackling sex abuse after pope intervenes

    Conference of bishops announced it will delay votes on proposed steps to address abuse crisis in an abrupt change of plans In an abrupt change of plans, a US conference of Catholic bishops has delayed any votes on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis following an intervention from the Vatican. The president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops opened the group’s national meeting on Monday by announcing it will delay any votes on the issue that has been rocking the church...

    the Guardian
  • Kidnappers free last of 80 Cameroon schoolboys

    Kidnappers freed on Monday the last of about 80 schoolboys taken hostage last week in a raid on a school in west Cameroon, said a church minister who negotiated their release and a regional official.

    U.S.
  • Kidnappers free last of 80 Cameroon schoolboys

    Kidnappers freed on Monday the last of about 80 schoolboys taken hostage last week in a raid on a school in west Cameroon, said a church minister who negotiated their release and a regional official.

    IN
  • Vatican to US bishops: Delay vote on sex abuse crisis

    The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning. In his announcement, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said he was "disappointed" by the Vatican's decision, which he said he learned of on Sunday afternoon. Pope Francis met with his ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, on Saturday,...

    WPLG
  • French bishops launch 'independent' commission on sex abuse

    French bishops have announced plans to establish an "independent" commission to look into the sexual abuse of minors within the Catholic Church dating back as far as 1950. The appointed panel would "seek to understand the reasons which led to the way these cases were handled" by the Church, the Conference of French Bishops said in a statement on Wednesday. The conference pledged to publish a report outlining the commission's findings within two years. Details, including the name of the person...

    WPLG
  • Netherlands halts visa service in Pakistan but denies closing embassy

    The Netherlands has temporarily halted visa and passport services in Pakistan, but its foreign ministry on Monday denied that its embassy had closed over security concerns after it gave shelter to the lawyer of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.

    IN
  • Netherlands halts visa service in Pakistan but denies closing embassy

    The Netherlands has temporarily halted visa and passport services in Pakistan, but its foreign ministry on Monday denied that its embassy had closed over security concerns after it gave shelter to the lawyer of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.

    U.S.
  • Asia Bibi: Pakistan denies Christian woman freed on blasphemy charges has left country

    Officials claim Ms Bibi is being held at secure location

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  • Fake images show acquitted Christian woman leaving Pakistan

    The Pakistani government, already struggling with a crisis surrounding Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row, now has to deal with "fake" images on social media purporting to show her leaving the country or out of Pakistan. Although it...

    ABC News
  • Asia Bibi 'not offered UK asylum amid concerns of unrest and attacks'

    Britain has not offered asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman freed after eight years on death row for blasphemy because of fear it would prompt “unrest” in the UK and attacks on embassies, her supporters claim.

    The Telegraph