Monthly Archives: December 2011

Vatican: The position of bishops who do not want to retire

CARDINAL FRANCIS GEORGE Canonical law requires bishops to retire at 75 years of age. But many bishops do not want to leave the chair. The latest case is the Archbishop of Chicago: “I hope the Pope refuses my resignation” GIACOMO … Continue reading

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Priest accused of abuse may be extradited to Ireland next week

AN Irish priest facing multiple charges of child sex abuse may be back in Ireland as early as next week after he was deported from Brazil to England on St Stephen’s Day. Gardaí are expected to bring charges against Fr … Continue reading

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Majority of Czechs against returning church property

A poll conducted by the research firm STEM among 1,227 respondents indicates that most Czechs oppose the government’s plans to return property to churches. Thirty-five percent of those polled said they were resolutely against restitution, while 34 percent said they … Continue reading

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Vatican’s official newspaper says science cannot explain Turin Shroud

“For science, the shroud continues to be an ‘impossible object’ – impossible to falsify,” L’Osservatore Romano said in a lengthy article on Thursday. After conducting five years of advanced laser experiments, a team of experts from Enea, the National Agency … Continue reading

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The Revised New Roman Missal -Letter to the Examiner which was not published along with “The Ottaviani Intervention”

The Editor                                                                                           December 5, 2011The ExaminerMumbai 400001 Subject: The Revised New Roman Missal –  for favour of publication (made short to meet desired guidelines on page 23, The Examiner,December 03, 2011). Sir, Welcoming the New Revised Roman Missal (T.E. November … Continue reading

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Greece jails Abbot Ephraim in Mount Athos fraud case

Abbot Ephraim, 56, is accused of arranging land swaps between Vatopedi and the state which are thought to have cost the government millions of euros. The abbot, now being held in Korydallos prison in Athens, denies wrongdoing. His arrest has … Continue reading

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Kosovo PM mixes up Christmas and Easter in message to Vatican

The Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci has congratulated the official Vatican and all Catholics on the occasion of Easter instead of Christmas. According to the Prime Minister’s statement distributed on Sunday by the press service of Thaci, “Easter is … Continue reading

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