Nicole Winfield
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US not alone in grappling with Catholic sex abuse, cover-up
by Nicole Winfield - August 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Recent revelations of sexual misconduct and cover-up within the highest ranks of the US Catholic Church have revived the sense of betrayal that devastated the American church's credibility after the first wave of...
Pope denounces 'sterile hypocrisy' of anti-migrant policies
by Nicole Winfield - July 7, 2018 - 5:00am
Pope Francis thanked aid groups that rescue and care for migrants on Friday and denounced the "sterile hypocrisy" of those who turn a blind eye to the world's poor seeking security and a dignified life.
Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes
by Nicole Winfield - June 17, 2018 - 1:28pm
Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.
Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal
by Nicole Winfield - June 12, 2018 - 1:19am
Pope Francis accepted the resignations yesterday of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two other priests, launching a purge of the Catholic Church in a country where it had been damaged...
Vatican Chile abuse investigators return on pastoral mission
by Nicole Winfield - June 1, 2018 - 5:00am
The Vatican team of investigators who exposed wide-scale priestly sexual abuse and a cover-up in Chile's Catholic Church is going back to the country on a pastoral mission to the divided diocese of Osorno.
Vatican denounces offshore tax havens as harming the poor
by Nicole Winfield - May 18, 2018 - 9:50am
The Vatican is denouncing offshore tax havens and financial instruments such as derivatives and credit default swaps as gravely immoral and unjust, calling them "ticking time bombs" that hurt the world's poor the...
Migrants accuse Italy of responsibility for Libyan abuses
by Nicole Winfield - May 9, 2018 - 5:00am
Seventeen Nigerian survivors of a 2017 migrant boat sinking have filed a case with the European Court of Human Rights accusing Italy of violating their human rights by "subcontracting" their rescue to Libya.
Pope in Easter Vigil baptizes Nigerian migrant-hero
by Nicole Winfield - April 1, 2018 - 9:46am
Pope Francis on Saturday urged Catholics to not remain paralyzed in the face of the injustices around them as he baptized eight adults, including a Nigerian beggar who became a hero in Italy for having disarmed a...
Pope Francis condemns prostitution as torture
by Nicole Winfield - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Pope Francis asked forgiveness yesterday for all Christians who buy sex from women, saying men who frequent prostitutes are criminals with a "sick mentality" who think that women exist to be exploited.
As Italy votes, Europe fears populist, euroskeptic gains
by Nicole Winfield - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Italians were voting yesterday in one of the most uncertain elections in years and one that could determine if Italy succumbs to the populist, euroskeptic and far-right sentiment that has swept through Europe. ...
Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander
by Nicole Winfield - January 19, 2018 - 9:35am
Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility...
Analysis: Face-to-face with Rohingya, pope ditches diplomacy
by Nicole Winfield - December 3, 2017 - 7:02am
Pope Francis has gotten into trouble before for ditching diplomatic protocol and calling a spade a spade, most famously when he labeled the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians a "genocide."
Vatican, China exchange art amid stall in hard diplomacy
by Nicole Winfield - November 21, 2017 - 6:41pm
The Vatican and China are planning a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in China and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades...
Vatican denounces ousted auditor who says he was forced out
by Nicole Winfield - September 24, 2017 - 10:52pm
The Vatican on yesterday denounced its ousted auditor general for revealing that he resigned under threat of arrest for what he says were trumped-up charges.
Pope blasts climate change doubters: cites moral duty to act
by Nicole Winfield - September 12, 2017 - 12:00am
Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth.
Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns
by Nicole Winfield - August 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Pope Francis on yesterday urged countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.
Pope denounces corruption, injustices that 'crucify' dignity
by Nicole Winfield - April 16, 2017 - 3:27pm
Pope Francis on Saturday denounced how migrants, the poor and marginalized see their "human dignity crucified" every day through injustice and corruption, and urged the faithful in an Easter Vigil message to keep...
Pope gives delegate 'all needed powers' for Knights of Malta
by Nicole Winfield - February 5, 2017 - 2:09am
Pope Francis named a top Vatican archbishop as his new envoy to the troubled Knights of Malta and gave him "all necessary powers" to help the religious order reform its constitutions and elect a new leader, a clear...
4 quakes shake Italy, isolating towns blanketed under snow
by Nicole Winfield - January 19, 2017 - 5:13am
Four strong earthquakes on yesterday shook the same region of central Italy that suffered deadly temblors last year, sending quake-rattled residents into panic and further isolating towns that have been buried under...
Pope demands protection for migrants as sea search continues
by Nicole Winfield - January 16, 2017 - 8:00am
Pope Francis demanded yesterday that "every possible measure" be taken to protect young refugees, as search and rescue efforts continued off Libya's coast following the latest deadly Mediterranean migrant shipw...
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