Pelosi Reads From Bible, Calls on Trump to Be ‘Healer in Chief’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Donald Trump to be a “healer in chief” and not a “fanner of the flame” as the nation reels from mass protests over the treatment of black people in the United States. Reading from Bible scripture at the Capitol, Pelosi drew on past presidents — including George H.W. … Read more Pelosi Reads From Bible, Calls on Trump to Be ‘Healer in Chief’

Pushing for change: Female candidate for archbishop of Lyon speaks out

Sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church have made headlines around the world, including in France. After being handed a six-month suspended sentence for failing to report child sex abuse by a Lyon priest, the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Barbarin, was acquitted on appeal in January. He finally resigned in March and the race to succeed … Read more Pushing for change: Female candidate for archbishop of Lyon speaks out

‘Pandemic has no regard for religious or spiritual distinctions. We are all vulnerable’ – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the role of religious leaders in addressing the multiples challenges of COVID-19. At a high-level video conference on the role of religious leaders in addressing the challenges of COVID-19, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “As the virus wreaks havoc and disruption on a scale not … Read more ‘Pandemic has no regard for religious or spiritual distinctions. We are all vulnerable’ – UN Chief

Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission findings on George Pell released | 7.30

For two years parts of the final report by the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse have been withheld, the sections about Cardinal George Pell, because of concerns they could prejudice his child sex abuse trial. He has been acquitted and those findings were finally released today. They show that Australia’s most senior Catholic had … Read more Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission findings on George Pell released | 7.30

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Argues Obamacare Case Over Birth Control from Hospital

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a dispute involving Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt-out of providing no-cost birth control to women. Arguments are again being conducted by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is joining in from … Read more Ruth Bader Ginsburg Argues Obamacare Case Over Birth Control from Hospital

The Catholic Church said Stephanie was lying — 20 years later her name is cleared | ABC News

It’s taken 26 years, reams of legal documents and many tears, but Eileen Piper has done what she set out to do — cleared the name of her daughter, Stephanie, who was abused by a Catholic priest in the 1970s. In December, Mrs Piper, 95, received a written apology from Melbourne’s Archbishop, Peter Comensoli, and … Read more The Catholic Church said Stephanie was lying — 20 years later her name is cleared | ABC News

Confinement “a chance for resurrection of humanity”

In an Easter Monday edition of The France 24 Debate, Anna Rowlands sees an opportunity: the Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought & Practice at Durham University talks of reviewing humanity’s priorities and and revitalizing the ties that bind us. #F24Debate #Confinement #Easter Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more Confinement “a chance for resurrection of humanity”

In Italy, coronavirus lockdown to continue despite falling death toll

With Italy having recorded its lowest coronavirus death toll in three weeks, the government is eyeing a possible loosening of confinement restrictions. But experts such as Roberto Cauda, professor of infectious diseases at Rome Catholic University, caution against acting too hastily. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more In Italy, coronavirus lockdown to continue despite falling death toll

Latin America turns to faith during coronavirus pandemic

Over the Easter weekend, many of the region’s Catholic congregations found solace watching mass conducted online – if they had internet access. Many of Latin America’s countries were already on the brink of economic recession. But with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the region and their leaders’ sometimes confusing response to combatting COVID-19, they prayed for … Read more Latin America turns to faith during coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus – Good Friday: ‘We have mass on YouTube’

Christians around the world celebrate Good Friday. But this year, they have to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. Interview with France 24 guest Father Aidan Troy, priest at the Saint Joseph’s catholic church of Paris. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Coronavirus – Good Friday: ‘We have mass on YouTube’

Witness J, former choirboy who accused George Pell, says case ‘does not define me’ | ABC News

The former choirboy who accused George Pell of abusing him in the 1990s says he hopes the High Court’s unanimous acquittal of the Cardinal does not discourage survivors from reporting abuse. The man, known as Witness J, was one of two choirboys Cardinal Pell was convicted of sexually abusing. The High Court of Australia yesterday … Read more Witness J, former choirboy who accused George Pell, says case ‘does not define me’ | ABC News

George Pell: Vatican welcomes High Court’s decision | The World

The Vatican says it has always expressed confidence in Australian judicial authorities and that Cardinal Pell has waited for truth to be ascertained. Joshua McElwee from the National Catholic Reporter spoke with The World’s Beverley O’Connor about the reactions from Vatican City. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC … Read more George Pell: Vatican welcomes High Court’s decision | The World

Australia overturns cardinal’s child sex abuse conviction

Australia’s highest court has overturned a senior Catholic cardinal’s conviction for child sex abuse. Former Vatican treasurer George Pell was jailed last year for abusing two choirboys. Many abuse victims say they are devastated at the decision to release him. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports from Sydney. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Australia overturns cardinal’s child sex abuse conviction