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Nicole Winfield

Nicole Winfield is an author at Religion News Service.

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Belgian bishop declines cardinal honor over abuse record

By Nicole Winfield — June 17, 2022
(AP) — Ghent Bishop Luc Van Looy had asked Francis for permission to decline the honor in order “to not harm victims again,” and Francis accepted the request, the bishops said in a statement.

Pope cracks down on new Catholic religious start-ups

By Nicole Winfield — June 15, 2022
ROME (AP) — Francis issued a new decree that requires prior Vatican approval for bishops to erect new associations of the faithful, often the first step in the creation of a new apostolic society or institute of consecrate life.

Pope creates, staffs committee to guide future investments

By Nicole Winfield — June 7, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis announced the first appointments Tuesday under his newly reformed Vatican bureaucracy, tapping a trusted cardinal and outside financial experts to serve on a new investment committee. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who leads the Vatican’s laity office and is also the “camerlengo” who runs the Vatican in between pontificates, will head […]

Vatican’s Pius XII archives begin to shed light on WWII pope

By Nicole Winfield — June 7, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new book, citing recently opened Vatican archives, suggests the lives the Vatican worked hardest to save were Jews who had converted to Catholicism or were children of Catholic-Jewish 'mixed marriages'.

Cardinal: Pope ordered auditor to resign over spying charge

By Nicole Winfield — May 19, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Becciu testified Wednesday that it was Francis who ordered the ouster of the Holy See’s auditor-general.

Vatican foreign minister to visit Ukraine as pope toes delicate line

By Nicole Winfield — May 17, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Archbishop Paul Gallagher's trip comes as the Holy See toes a delicate line in trying to keep alive newly improved ties with the Russian Orthodox Church while offering support to the “martyred” Ukrainian faithful.

Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

By Nicole Winfield — May 15, 2022
ROME (AP) — Sunday's ceremony was evidence that Francis is still able to still walk, but appears to be taking it as easy as possible to let the ligaments heal before an intense period of travel starting in July.

Benedict XVI turns 95 as book focuses on anomaly of 2 popes

By Nicole Winfield — April 21, 2022
(AP) — Benedict’s residence has turned into the symbolic headquarters of the Francis opposition, a new book says.

Hungary’s Orban meets pope with Ukraine war as backdrop

By Justin Spike and Nicole Winfield — April 21, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The meeting was the second between Francis and Orban in less than a year.

Indigenous tell pope of abuses at Canada residential schools

By Nicole Winfield — March 28, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — This week's meetings are part of the Canadian church and government's efforts to respond to Indigenous demands for justice, reconciliation and reparation

Pope’s peace prayer for Ukraine recalls ancient prophesy

By Nicole Winfield — March 25, 2022
ROME (AP) — To hammer home its universal nature, the Vatican translated the text of the prayer into three dozen languages.

Pope makes personal appeal in remarkable Russia embassy trip

By Nicole Winfield — February 25, 2022
ROME (AP) — Vatican officials said they knew of no such previous papal initiative.

Biden joins pope, imam in calling for ‘human fraternity’

By Nicole Winfield — February 4, 2022
ROME (AP) — "All of us are different yet equal, and this time of pandemic has shown that clearly,” Pope Francis said.

Italy court definitively annuls warrant for Vatican suspect

By Nicole Winfield — February 3, 2022
(AP) — The decision is a blow to Vatican prosecutors, who want Gianluigi Torzi to stand trial for his role in the Holy See's costly London real estate deal.

Pope denounces fake news about COVID, vaccines, urges truth

By Nicole Winfield — January 28, 2022
ROME (AP) — Francis met with Catholic journalists who have formed a fact-checking network to try to combat misinformation about the pandemic.
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