Cardinal: we should discuss ‘viri probati’

Ordaining older married men of proven virtue ­– viri probati – to celebrate the Eucharist in isolated Catholic communities should be discussed, Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, has said in a new book, All Francis’s Men.

Nigerian bishops lament mass slaughter

The Nigerian bishops’ conference has said the “mass slaughter” of citizens by mostly Muslim herdsmen fleeing desertification has caused “national shock”.

Guam archbishop denies abusing nephew

Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Guam, who is facing trial at the Vatican, has denied abusing his nephew nearly 20 years ago.

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