Rome in the News, June 2016

Some recent Rome and eschatology-related headlines:


Pope Francis announces study to allow women serve as deacons in the Catholic Church:

A deacon can lead certain services but cannot say Mass. A deacon can also administer a parish in the absence of a priest.

Catholic priests in Montreal banned from being alone with children

Mother Teresa to be made a saint as Pope Francis announces date for the nun’s canonisation, 19 years after her death

Now UK Christians are in a minority: Number of people who say they do not identify with any religion reaches almost half after doubling in the past three years

“Pope Francis” is on the verge of creating “error and confusion” in one direction or another

Pope Francis makes groundbreaking apology to gay people and says the Catholic Church must seek forgiveness for the way it treated them in the past

“‘Pope Francis’ Should Resign”

Pope Returns Donation, Noting It Had 666 in It

Priests and church leaders sexually abused hundreds of children in Altoona Diocese: AG office

The nullification of the faithful

‘They are our brothers. A Christian excludes no one’: Pope Francis invites a dozen refugees onto the steps of St Peter’s Basilica during his general audience

Three Franciscan friars arraigned for letting child molester keep teaching job where he abused more than 100 students

Vatican auditors close 5,000 ‘suspect’ bank accounts after investigation finds secret slush funds used for possible insider trading and tax evasion

Vatican hits out at Turkey’s ‘crusader Pope’ accusations after country brands Pontiff’s ‘biased’ Armenian genocide remarks ‘religion-based discrimination’

Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets


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