Rome Reports

US "surprised" at election of Benedict - Wikileaks

Rome Reports | 1 Dec 2010
Apparently, not even the sophisticated U.S. intelligence services were able to penetrate the walls of the Sistine Chapel.

The Pope's new book covers more than one topic

Rome Reports | 24 Nov 2010
The Pope's new book isn't just about condoms. Rome Reports gives a good overview.

A warm welcome from UK PM

Rome Reports | 16 Sep 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron has sent Pope Benedict XVI a “very warm welcome” to Britain ahead of his “incredibly important and historic visit”. “These will be a very special four days not just for our six million Catholics but for many people of faith right across Britain”, said Cameron. “This is the first ever Official Papal Visit to these shores. And it’s a great honour for our country", he added. “These will be a very special four days not just for our six million Catholics but for many people of faith right across Britain, and millions more watching around the world”.

Critics of the Pope's visit to the UK are a minority

Rome Reports | 12 Sep 2010
Francis Campbell, Britain's ambassador to the Vatican, has said that criticism in anticipation of the pope's visit to the UK is not widespread, nor representative of the views of most people.

Personal conversion, not changing 'structures', the remedy for clerical abuse

Rome Reports | 10 Sep 2010
This week, while speaking about the great twelfth century German nun and mystic St Hildegard of Bingen, Pope Benedict noted that she opposed a reform movement that wanted to change the whole Church in order to address individual clerical abuses.

Benedict XVI seventh-oldest pope in history

Rome Reports | 21 Jul 2010
On July 19, 2010, Benedict XVI passed Gregory XIII to become the seventh-oldest pope in history.

New Vatican rules on abuse do not replace state laws

Rome Reports | 16 Jul 2010
The Vatican prosecutor for sex abuse cases has presented the new Church rules to combat sex abuse and to judge priests who have committed crimes more quickly.

Mandatory reporting of child porn possession by priests under new church rules

Rome Reports | 8 Jul 2010
New rules will consolidate existing norms.

Book addresses pedophilia in the Church

Rome Reports | 21 Jun 2010
Confronted with the problem of sexual abuses committed by priests, the Pope has asked for clarity. That's what two psychologist-priests hope to find with the book, The Church and Pedophilia: An Open Wound. (Video)

'We cannot tolerate conduct unworthy of priestly life' Benedict tells priests' gathering

Rome Reports | 13 Jun 2010
“Today we can see that it has nothing to do with love when conduct unworthy of the priestly life is tolerated,"

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