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Josephine McKenna

Josephine McKenna writes for Religion News Service.

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Posted by Josephine McKenna 6 days 19 hours ago
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis launched a blistering attack on the Vatican bureaucracy on Monday, outlining a “catalog of illnesses” that plague the church’s central administration, including “spiritual...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 1 week 4 days ago
Major sporting events could be held at the Vatican if Rome wins its bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2024.Pope Francis, a keen soccer fan, is reported to be enthusiastic about the idea. He is...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 1 week 6 days ago
The Roman Catholic Church in Australia acknowledged that “obligatory celibacy” may have contributed to decades of clerical sexual abuse of children in what may be the first such admission by church...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 2 weeks 2 days ago
The Dalai Lama said Dec. 11 that he would not meet Pope Francis while in Rome for a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners.“The Vatican administration says it is not possible because it could cause...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 2 weeks 4 days ago
Pope Francis used his weekly audience Dec. 10 to challenge media reports of “clashes between factions” at the recent bishops’ synod on family issues.“Some of you have asked me if the synod fathers...