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Priest Don Giuseppe Castelvecchio and Mayor of San Fiorano Mario Ghidelli wear masks as they wait ou
Public Masses in Italy to resume May 18, ending bitter Church-state rift

Catholics have been following Masses on television or on the internet as priests said them in empty churches.

By REUTERS
07/05/2020
Comedian Elayne Boosler says cousin wrongfully buried in Catholic cemetery

Comedian Elayne Boosler said a Brooklyn nursing home did not notify relatives of her 83-year-old cousin’s death and buried the remains in a Catholic cemetery rather than her Jewish family plot.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
05/05/2020
Storm clouds pass over a Roman Catholic church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. August 14, 2018
German Bishops' Conference: Catholic Church was ‘complicit’ in Nazi crimes

Catholic bishops in Germany “made themselves complicit” in Nazi crimes according to a report by the German Bishops’ Conference.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/05/2020
Giuseppe Alberti, Alleged martyrdom of Simonino da Trento, 1677, oil on canvas, Trento, Castello del
Steps against a blood libel that is still bleeding – opinion

The horrifying story of Simon of Trent not only resulted in the torture and execution of the local Jewish community, its imagery provoked a widespread surge in antisemitic violence throughout Europe.

Giuseppe Alberti, Alleged martyrdom of Simonino da Trento, 1677, oil on canvas, Trento, Castello del
Italian artist accused of antisemitism for new painting of blood libel

The painting is very detailed, showing a group of hook-nosed Jews with peyot and yellow, uneven teeth strangling the child and draining his blood.

27/03/2020
Rome Catholic churches closed due to coronavirus

The decree by Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Pope Francis' vicar for the Rome archdiocese, will remain in effect until at least April 3.

By REUTERS
13/03/2020
Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem
Coronavirus fears lead Israel Catholic churches to give communion by hand

In the communion ceremony, worshippers receive a wafer called a host and often sip wine, or dip the wafer into wine in the chalice before putting it in their mouths.

By REUTERS
28/02/2020
Pope Benedict XVI
Former Pope Benedict breaks silence on celibacy debate after synod

Massimo Faggioli, a theologian at Villanova University in the United States, called it "a serious breach" by the former pope, who vowed "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor.

By REUTERS
12/01/2020
Christmas in the North: Celebrating the birth of Jesus in Mi’ilya

Mi’ilya is one of only two Greek Catholic - or Melkite - villages in Israel

Legionaires of Christ Catholic order's founder sexually abused 60 boys

The report is important because for decades until 2006 the Vatican dismissed accusations by seminarians that Maciel had abused them sexually, some when they were as young as 12.

By REUTERS
22/12/2019
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