Wednesday, April 21, 2010

News Updates, 4/21

New bishop once blamed devil for abuse lawsuits
Thomas Paprocki named ninth bishop of Springfield, Ill. 

Worshippers outraged by new Padre Pio shrine
Italian church faulted for its pomp and glitz 

Irish gov wants $200m from religious congregations
To fund victims of abuse in residential homes 

Pope promises 'action' on abuse by priests
Latest comments are most explicit pontiff has made 

Church scandal hurts Pope's Europe mission
Benedict hopes for Christian reawakening on continent 

French Church campaigns for more priests
'Crisis doesn't mean we stop recruiting' 

Pope accepts another Irish bishop's resignation
Served as Dublin auxiliary during scandal-ridden era 

Chile's Catholic Church apologizes for child abuse
20 confirmed or alleged cases of child abuse by priests 

Armed robbers attack Vatican embassy in Angola
'Thanks to our faith, we were able to keep calm' 

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