Nicole Winfield

Nicole Winfield is an author at Religion News Service.

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Vatican court convicts ex-hospital chief in housing scandal

October 14, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican court on Saturday (Oct. 14) convicted the former president of the pope’s children’s hospital of diverting some $500,000 in donations to renovate a cardinal’s flat and gave him a one-year suspended sentence. RELATED: Vatican acknowledges past problems at ‘pope’s hospital’ The original charges against ex-hospital president Giuseppe Profiti had […]

Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

September 24, 2017

None of them are bishops. But organizers say the initiative reflects a concern among a certain contingent of academics and pastors over Francis’ positions.

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’

September 21, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope spoke off-the-cuff, admitting that the church’s response to the scandal was slow.

Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope

September 14, 2017

(AP) — In recent weeks, he has affirmed with ‘magisterial authority’ that the reforms of the 1960s allowing for Mass to be celebrated in the vernacular rather than Latin were ‘irreversible.’

Belgian order defies pope, insists on allowing euthanasia

September 13, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Belgian religious congregation is defying Pope Francis’ order to stop allowing euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals, saying that its decision to do so is fully consistent with Catholic doctrine.

Pope asks ‘pro-life’ Trump to rethink young migrant decision

September 11, 2017

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is urging President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, saying anyone who calls himself “pro-life” should keep families together.

Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns

August 21, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop collective expulsions, saying migrants’ dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.

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