Church of England bishops firm on refusal to allow same-sex marriages

The Church of England will refuse to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches under proposals set out on Wednesday in which the centuries-old institution said it would stick to its teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. The proposals were developed by bishops, who form one of three parts… Read More Church of England bishops firm on refusal to allow same-sex marriages

Vatican accuses China of violating pact on installation of bishops

The Vatican on Saturday accused Chinese authorities of violating a bilateral pact on the appointment of bishops by installing one in a diocese not recognised by the Holy See. A statement said the Vatican learned with “surprise and regret” that the bishop of another district had been installed as auxiliary, or assistant, bishop in Jiangxi.… Read More Vatican accuses China of violating pact on installation of bishops

Former Vatican auditor, deputy file $9.25million lawsuit against the Holy See

The Vatican’s first auditor general and his deputy, who were appointed in 2015 and fired two years later, are suing the Holy See for 9.3 million euros (an equivalent of $9.25 million) in damages, alleging they were sacked after discovering financial irregularities. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said on Thursday he had no comment on the… Read More Former Vatican auditor, deputy file $9.25million lawsuit against the Holy See

Head of Cyprus church Archbishop Chrysostomos II dies at 81

The head of Cyprus’s dominant Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, died on Monday, his doctors said. He was 81. A forceful character who faced down pro-Russian elements in one of the world’s oldest churches, Chrysostomos was among Orthodox leaders to recognise the Ukrainian Church’s independence after it broke from Moscow in 2020. The Church of… Read More Head of Cyprus church Archbishop Chrysostomos II dies at 81

Vatican renews agreement with China on appointment of bishops

The Vatican on Saturday said that it and China had renewed a secret and contested agreement on the appointment of Roman Catholic bishops in the communist country. It was the second time the accord, which is still provisional, was extended for another two years since it was first reached in 2018. The latest extension had… Read More Vatican renews agreement with China on appointment of bishops