Florida’s GOP Chairman Is a Subject in a Rape Investigation

[ad_1] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The chairman of Florida‘s Republican Party is the subject of a rape investigation, though no charges have been filed and his lawyer said he will be exonerated. Still, the investigation into Christian Ziegler comes at a critical time for the Republican Party of Florida: Two Florida Republicans — former President … Read more

Pope Says He Has Acute, Infectious Bronchitis

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Thursday said he was suffering from a highly infectious and acute form of bronchitis that has prevented him from making the trip to Dubai this weekend for the COP28 climate summit. Francis, who turns 87 in December, has had a number of health problems in recent years … Read more

Pope’s Health Is Stable, Has No Fever but Lung Inflammation Persists -Vatican

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Pope’s health is stable and he has no fever but a lung inflammation associated with breathing difficulties persists, a Vatican statement said on Wednesday, adding Francis was continuing an antibiotic therapy. The 86-year-old Francis sounded wheezy and limited speaking at his weekly audience held earlier in the day, after … Read more

Pope Says He Is ‘Still Not Well’ in First Appearance Since Cancelling Dubai Trip

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis sounded wheezy and limited his speaking at a public event on Wednesday, a day after he cancelled a trip to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai because of health issues. “Dear brothers and sisters good morning and welcome,” the 86-year-old pontiff said at his weekly audience, held indoors … Read more

Muslims in Europe Feel Vulnerable to Rising Hostility Over Israel-Gaza

[ad_1] By Layli Foroudi, Thomas Escritt, Andrew MacAskill and Sarah Marsh PARIS/BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Jian Omar, a Berlin lawmaker of Kurdish-Syrian background, feels unprotected by police after suffering hate-filled flyers mixed with glass and faeces, a broken window and a hammer-wielding assailant since the deadly Oct. 7 Hamas attack in Israel. The three incidents at … Read more

Defying Pope’s Calls for Climate Action, US Catholic Bishops Cling to Fossil Fuels

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Hundreds of Catholic institutions around the globe have announced plans to divest their finances of oil, gas and coal to help fight climate change since Pope Francis published his landmark encyclical on environmental stewardship in 2015 urging a break with fossil fuels. But in the United States, the world’s top oil and … Read more

Ailing Pope to Recite Sunday Prayer From Residence, Not St. Peter’s Square

[ad_1] ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis will recite his weekly Angelus prayer on Sunday from the chapel of his Vatican residence instead of the usual venue overlooking St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican said in a statement. Francis went to a hospital in Rome on Saturday for a scan, which the Vatican said had ruled out … Read more

Pope Cancels Saturday Activities Because of Mild Flu

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday cancelled his morning audiences because of mild flu, the Vatican said in a statement. The 86-year-old pontiff holds regular meetings with Vatican officials on Saturdays as well as private audiences. (Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Mark Potter) Copyright 2023 Thomson Reuters. [ad_2] Source link

Spain’s Catholic Church to Compensate Sexual Abuse Victims

[ad_1] MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Catholic Church said on Friday it would compensate victims of sexual abuse even in cases that have not been concluded because the offending priest has died, representing a shift from its previous position. In cases where there is no sentence, “we will also pay if the perpetrator is deceased or … Read more

Jewish Groups Criticize Pope on ‘Terrorism’ Remark, Seek Clarification

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Jewish groups have criticised Pope Francis and demanded clarifications over his comments that they saw as accusing both Hamas and Israel of “terrorism”. Francis made the comments on Wednesday after meeting separately with Jewish relatives of hostages held by Hamas and with Palestinians with family in Gaza. Later that day … Read more