Category: World Report

Jesuit head clarifies controversial devil remarks

The superior general of the Jesuit order said that the devil is real, after making headlines in August by stating that Satan is a symbol, not a person. Satan “is the one who stands between God’s plan and his work of salvation accomplished in Christ, because he has made this irreversible and free decision, and…

Mexico Masses cancelled amid violence fears

The Diocese of Cuernavaca has suspended evening Masses due to insecurity in the city and surrounding state of Morelos, a reflection of the violence raging in parts of Mexico and its impact on the Catholic Church. Bishop Ramon Castro Castro of Cuernavaca said church services would not be celebrated after dark because people in the…

Vatican Round Up

Pope Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene in St Peter’s Square will serve as a reminder of what Christmas is truly about. A nativity scene “is a genuine way of communicating the Gospel, in a world that sometimes seems to be…

In Brief

US priest faces charges of having images of child abuse A Catholic priest is facing charges of possessing images of child abuse following his arrest at a suburban Cleveland parish. Fr Robert McWilliams, 39, was being held on $100,000 bond in Cuyahoga County Jail, a day after he was taken into custody at St Joseph…