Monthly Archives: December 2014

British abuse survivor named to papal safeguarding commission

Peter Saunders, chief executive of the UK charity the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), has been named to the Vatican’s commission for the Protection of Minors. Saunders, who spent half an hour with Pope Francis earlier this year, … Continue reading

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Questions on the family for the Church to ponder in advance of 2015 synod

The Vatican today released the English translation of the preparatory document for the October 2015 synod, which it wants the 114 bishops’ conferences of the world to disseminate. The document, known as the ‘Outline’ or Lineamenta, contains the final report of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis gives his vision of the synod

In his first interview to a Latin-American newspaper — the one he used to subscribe to, Argentina’s La Nación — Pope Francis has given his view of October’s synod, defending it as a protected space in which brother bishops could seek answers to difficult pastoral … Continue reading

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