Francis was paying a half-day visit to Alessano and Molfetta in Puglia, the region that forms the heel of Italy’s boot, where the late Bishop Tonino Bello had his diocese.
Father Flavio Gobbo, 48, negotiated a plea bargain for a suspended two-year jail term for embezzlement, the Corriere della Sera newspaper said.
The Vatican issued a statement after the comments spread on social media, saying they did not properly reflect what the pope had said.
The donation was facilitated by the Justice Development and Peace Commission of the diocese.
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Earlier this week, the Vatican took over a Peru-based Catholic sect whose founder has been accused of sexual and psychological abuse.
La Voce del Popolo, a weekly published by Paul VI’s northern Italian diocese of Brescia, said on its website that a panel of theologians – after hearing the advice of doctors – attributed the “miracle” birth of an Italian girl in 2014 to…
Quoting from the Gospel of Mathew, Chapter 5 verses 21-22, the publication said anger could be one of the seven deadly sins if not handled very well.
Francis said: “Those, who, for what may be political reasons, foment fear of migrants instead of building peace are sowing violence, racial discrimination and xenophobia.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled Myanmar following a military crackdown that the UN has described as ethnic cleansing.
Born Albino Luciani in northern Italy, the late pope led the Catholic Church for only 33 days, died on September 28, 1978, at relatively young age of 65.
Kukah accused European and American politicians and diplomats of publicly “pandering” to Islam at the expense of Christianity