Friday, June 21, 2024

Topic: Vatican

Pope directs abuser priests to hand themselves over to human justice

The pontiff's statements came days after U.S. Attorney General Lisa Madigan revealed that nearly 700 Catholic priests have been accused of child sexual abuse in recent decades in Illinois. Presenting the results of an investigation that began in August, Madigan pointed out that sexual abuse accusations in Illinois were not properly investigated by ecclesiastical authorities or "simply were not investigated" at all.

Kim jong Un invites Pope Francis to North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, said the South Korean presidential office on Tuesday. "Chairman Kim said he will ardently welcome the pope if he visits Pyongyang', said the office.