Rome in the News, January 2019

Some recent-ish Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Abuse:

Top-Ranking Vatican Insider Accuses Francis I of a Cover-Up

Deaf and mute children were taught ‘special secret signs’ for sex acts by paedophile priests in Verona who would then force them to carry them out, says alleged former victim

German Catholic Church to consider dropping rules on celibacy for priests after report revealed at least 3,677 children have been abused by clergy in the country since 1946

Pope says Catholic Church should not be judged by modern standards over sexual abuse scandal as he refuses to answer questions after 3,700 children were assaulted by German priests

Catholic diocese says it protected pedophile priest who admitted in 1986 to sexually abusing FIFTY Iowa boys over a two-decade period

More than 500 priests accused of sexual abuse not yet publicly identified by Catholic Church, Illinois attorney general finds

Catholic priest, 73, who had 2,000 images and videos of child porn, discussed raping and murdering young boys in chat rooms, and once admitted to peeing in the wine for Mass is sentenced to 25 years in prison

Jesuits release a list of priests ‘credibly accused’ of sexually abusing children in the last 70 years as part of an apology to victims and their families

Vatican ‘knew paedophile Argentine bishop who Pope Francis treated as his ‘spiritual son’ had taken naked selfies and performed sex acts in public’

Pope Francis blames the DEVIL for Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis – and even enlists the aid of an angel

Report: Catholic Church Faces Gravest Crisis Since ‘Protestant Reformation’

Catholic priests have been preying on nuns for sex and raping them for decades in churches across India, investigation finds

‘I was with my friends during the day, and a pedophile nun in the evening’: Woman reveals how nun ‘plied her with alcohol and drugs and taught her to have sex with a woman’ when she was 15

Catholicism in General:

The evil of the Roman Catholic hierarchy “would make the Mafia blush”

Cardinal Zen: Vatican ‘Does Not Support’ Faithful Catholics in China, Rome is Helping Communist Party

The Vatican Surrenders to China

Pope Francis has broken with previous popes, causing ‘heresies, schisms’: Vatican theologian

Vatican Refuses to Offer Asylum to Asia Bibi

Women CAN take contraceptive pill every day of the month because traditional seven-day break was only brought in to keep the Pope happy

Decline:

Number of Catholics in Europe Drops for Third Straight Year

World Everything:

Baptist and Congregational churches yoked with creation deniers and Jesuit cheerleaders in ‘Evangelical Alliance’

So-called ‘evangelical’ Bishop Harold Miller promotes unity with Rome

Italian Catholic Church Voices Opposition to Salvini’s Immigration Controls

‘There’s a Nigel Farage in Every Country,’ Laments Eurocrat

The Pope condemns ‘nationalist’ leaders for undermining global diplomacy

No-deal Brexit could hit global growth and furious voters losing trust in governments could wreck the world order, warns IMF

‘Europe is coming apart before our eyes’: 30 leading historians and writers including Ian McEwan and Simon Schama warn of the rise of populism ahead of Brexit

Antichrist:

The Antichrist will control mankind through gadgets and the Internet as people ‘fall into slavery’ to smartphones, warns leader of Russian Orthodox Church

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