Pope Francis ordains 19 new priests during Vatican ceremony

World May 12, 2019

Pope Francis ordains 19 new priests during Vatican ceremony

Pope Francis has given the church 19 new priests, ordaining the men in an elaborate ceremony Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica, as the credibility of the Vatican and many of its clergy is threatened by widespread scandals of pedophile priests and systematic efforts at ...

Sri Lanka Mass canceled over fresh 'specific threat' fears

World May 3, 2019

Sri Lanka Mass canceled over fresh 'specific threat' fears

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church scrapped plans to resume Sunday services following a "specific threat" against two religious locations after the deadly Easter attacks. The archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, said Thursday that a "reliable foreign source" had alerted him to possible attacks this weekend. "The ...