Expelled Kerala Nun Writes To Vatican, Seeks To Present Case Before Pope
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 8:17 AM
A Kerala nun, who has challenged the Franciscan Clarist Congregation's decision to expel her, has written to the Vatican, alleging the 'disciplinary action' was taken for participating in protests by a group of nuns seeking arrest of a bishop accused of raping a fellow nun. However, it allowed her to present a new recourse to the Supreme Tribunal of the Segnatura Apostolica in Vatican.
Celibacy Not Optional For Priests, Says Pope But Talks Of Exceptions
Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:27 PM
Pope Francis said Monday celibacy for priests was a "gift to the Church" and not "optional", nixing the prospect of married men being ordained. "Personally I think that celibacy is a gift to the Church," the pope told journalists aboard his plane returning to the Vatican from Panama. "Secondly, I don't think optional celibacy should be allowed. No," he said.