Pope Francis Apologize to Families of Indigenous People Abuse Victims

Pope Francis Apologize to Families of Indigenous People Abuse Victims

After a government-funded report said that Native American children were sexually abused and physically oppressed at the mostly Catholic-run schools, Francis apologized to the abuse victims. On Monday, Pope Francis apologized on Canadian soil, speaking in Maskwacis, Alberta, for Catholic officials’ physical and sexual abuse of Indigenous children in residential schools. The apologies came years […]

Vatican Says Catholic Churches Cannot Bless Same-Sex Marriages

Vatican Says Catholic Churches Cannot Bless Same-Sex Marriages

The Vatican has taken a different stance than Pope Francis by saying Catholic Churches cannot bless same-sex marriages. The Holy See made this announcement on March 15, 2021. Recently, Pope Francis has approved LGBTQ marriages — which has threatened to widen the chasm between the LGBTQ community and the church. In a lengthy note released […]

Pope Francis Appoints First Black Cardinal Chicago-Native Wilton Gregory

Pope Francis Appoints First Black Cardinal Chicago-Native Wilton Gregory

Pope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals on Sunday, at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.  Archbishop of Washington D.C., Wilton Gregory,72, became the first-ever appointed to America’s Catholic Church’s highest governing body on Oct. 26, 2020. Gregory was born in Chicago,  Illinois, and ordained a priest in 1972. He served as the associate pastor at […]

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