Pope Francis expresses his ‘shame’ at scale of French Catholic Church child abuse after report found nuns used crucifixes to rape girls

Pope Francis has expressed his 'shame' at scale of French Catholic Church child abuse and 'sadness' over suffering of 330,000 victims after report found nuns used crucifixes to rape girls. 2,500-page landmark report was released on Tuesday October 5, after more than two years of investigations by an independent commission. The commission found that an … Continue reading Pope Francis expresses his ‘shame’ at scale of French Catholic Church child abuse after report found nuns used crucifixes to rape girls

Pope Francis urges everyone to get COVID-19 vaccines

Pope Francis has made an urgent appeal to people to get inoculated against COVID-19, saying the vaccines could bring an end to the pandemic. The pontiff made the personal appeal in a filmed public service message that was released online and on television on Wednesday, August 18. “Thanks to God’s grace and to the work … Continue reading Pope Francis urges everyone to get COVID-19 vaccines

I hope the Olympic Games will be ‘sign of hope’ in pandemic – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said he hopes the Tokyo Olympics will be a sign of hope and "universal brotherhood" during the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world. Duing the end of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, July 26, the pontiff said: "In this period of pandemic, let these games be a sign of hope, a sign … Continue reading I hope the Olympic Games will be ‘sign of hope’ in pandemic – Pope Francis