Pope, in Easter message, slams weapons spending in time of pandemic

World Apr 4, 2021

Pope, in Easter message, slams weapons spending in time of pandemic

Pope Francis urged countries in his Easter message on Sunday to quicken distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly to the world's poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic "scandalous." Coronavirus has meant this has been the second year in a row that ...

Mass held at Nagasaki cathedral on A-bomb anniversary

National Aug 9, 2020

Mass held at Nagasaki cathedral on A-bomb anniversary

A Catholic mass was held at Nagasaki's Urakami Cathedral early Sunday morning on the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city. The mass, attended by 250 Catholics and others, started at at 5:30 a.m., with the chiming of bells. The cathedral was rebuilt ...

Pope names first woman to senior Vatican diplomatic post

World / Politics Jan 16, 2020

Pope names first woman to senior Vatican diplomatic post

Pope Francis on Wednesday named the first woman to hold a high-ranking post in the Secretariat of State, the male-dominated Vatican's diplomatic and administrative nerve center. Italian lay woman Francesca Di Giovanni, 66, will assume a newly created post in a division known as the ...

National / Crime & Legal Nov 22, 2019

Catholic priest in Nagasaki accused of sexual harassment

A woman in Nagasaki Prefecture has lodged a complaint with the police saying she was sexually harassed by a Catholic priest, it was learned Friday. The Archdiocese of Nagasaki suspended the priest but did not disclose the event to its followers, informed sources said. The archdiocese, ...