St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids
“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand ...
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By John Thavis VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI hosted more than 350 poor people at a post-Christmas luncheon at the Vatican, an event that marked ...
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List of Roman Catholic dioceses (alphabetical)
This is a growing list of territorial Catholic dioceses. There are approximately 3,000 dioceses of the Church. Those dioceses which are archdioceses are marked in bold type and are also separately lis...
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St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids
“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand ...
Titular (Catholicism)
In Roman Catholicism, a titular is a cardinal who holds a titulus, one of the main churches of Rome. Such holders were initially by tradition native-born Romans (of high social standing). The first c...
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Pontifical Commission for Latin America
The Pontifical Commission for Latin America is a department of the Roman Curia. Established by Pope Pius XII on 19 April, 1958, it is charged with providing assistance to and examining matters pertai...
Metropolis (religious jurisdiction)
A metropolis is a see or city whose bishop is the metropolitan of a province. Metropolises, historically, have been important cities in their provinces.In the Eastern Orthodox churches, a metropolis i...
Pope Pius VIII
Pope Pius VIII (20 November 1761 – 30 November 1830), born Francesco Saverio Castiglioni, reigned from 31 March 1829 to his death in 1830.
Francesco Saverio Castiglioni was born in Cingoli, Marche...
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Swiss Bishops Conference
The Swiss Bishops' Conference (SBC) (German: Schweizer Bischofskonferenz; French: Conférence des évêques suisses; Italian: Conferenza dei Vescovi svizzeri) is the coordinating body of the Roman Cathol...
Quinquennial visit ad limina
In the Roman Catholic Church, a quinquennial visit ad limina or, more fully, quinquennial visit ad limina apostolorum or simply an ad limina visit means the obligation of residential diocesan bishops ...
Argentine Episcopal Conference
The Argentine Episcopal Conference is an episcopal conference of the Roman Catholic Church of Argentina that gathers the bishops of the country in order to discuss pastoral issues and in general all m...
Encyclical
An encyclical was originally a circular letter sent to all the churches of a particular area in the ancient Roman Church. At that time, the word could be used for a letter sent out by any bishop. Th...
Metropolitan bishop
In Christian churches with episcopal polity, the rank of metropolitan bishop, or simply metropolitan, pertains to the diocesan bishop or archbishop (then more precisely called metropolitan archbishop)...
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1971 Synod of Bishops
The 1971 Synod of Bishops was the second ordinary general assembly in the history of the Synod of Bishops. Its agenda consisted of two subjects: Ministerial Priesthood and Justice in the World. The s...
Roman province
In Ancient Rome, a province (Latin, provincia, pl. provinciae) was the basic, and, until the Tetrarchy (c. 296), largest territorial and administrative unit of the empire's territorial possessions out...
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Walter Steins
Walter Hermanus Jacobus Steins SJ (1810–1881) was a Dutch Jesuit priest, Vicar Apostolic of Bombay, India (1860–1867), Vicar Apostolic of West Bengal (1867–1877) and (under the personal title of "Arch...
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