Rome in the News, May 2018

Some recent Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

All of Chile’s 34 bishops RESIGN over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal after crisis meeting with the Pope

Archbishop steps down after he’s found guilty of covering up the sexual abuse of altar boys at the hands of paedophile priest

Catholic priest is among those facing charges after albino is murdered and chopped into pieces so his body parts can be used in ‘magical potions’ in Malawi

Pope Francis in the Wilderness

‘Heretic’ in the Vatican

Church in revolt at pope’s ‘blessing’ of Islam’s expansion in Europe

Pope Francis: My Wish Is for Buddhists and Catholics to Grow ‘Increasingly Closer’

The Catholic Church’s Looming Fight Over Same-Sex Blessings

Vatican Newspaper Under Pope Francis Praises Karl Marx the Founder of Communism

The Vatican denies agreeing deal with Saudi Arabia to build churches for Christians living in the Muslim country

Vatican Denies Signing Accord with Saudi Arabia to Build Churches

Vatican: The Catholic Church Cannot Ever Ordain Women Priests

After Alfie Evans, Vatican Issues ‘Charter of the Rights of the Incurable Child’

‘It’s a MIRACLE’ Catholic Church launch probe after Virgin Mary statue starts WEEPING

‘No other religion would be made fun of in this way’: Christian fury at Met Gala’s ‘blasphemous’ Catholic theme as Rihanna goes dressed as the Pope and Katy Perry wears angel’s wings

Heavenly! Jenna Bush Hager plays up to the Met Gala’s Catholic theme in red lace with scarlet eye make-up – as she attends her first major event since the death of her grandmother Barbara

Katy Perry’s “soul overhaul” leads her to the Vatican to promote Transcendental Meditation

Trans People Urged to Become Priests in Church of England Drive ‘to Honour LGBT+ People’

EU Unveils Plans for ‘Drastic’ Funding Cuts to Patriotic Eastern Nations