The Archdiocese of Atlanta is to receive a multi-million dollar bequest from a nephew of Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell. Joseph Mitchell died in October 2011 and his will has now revealed that he instructed that half of the rights to Gone with the Wind should benefit the archdiocese. Welcoming news of the bequest, Archbishop Wilton D...

The Vatican has insisted that the scheduled visit of Pope Benedict to Lebanon next month will go ahead as planned. Following reports in Lebanon itself that the trip was in doubt as a result of the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Syria, Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi spoke last Monday to journalists in Rome to stress that plans for the...

A former leader with Romania’s communist-era intelligence service has said the Soviet Union was responsible for smearing Pope Pius XII as ‘Hitler’s Pope’. Ion Mihai Pacepa, who defected to the West in 1978 has co-authored a book on the subject called Disinformation. Pacepa’s fellow author is Ronald Rychlak, a law professor who earlier...

About 2,000 people are travelling to Lourdes as part of the Dublin diocesan pilgrimage next month.One hundred and eight sick pilgrims, the oldest of whom is 93 years old, will be accompanied by eight doctors, 56 nurses and 153 students from 21 schools across the diocese.The theme of this year’s pilgrimage is ‘With Bernadette praying the Rosary’...

Coptic Christians are reportedly living in a state of siege in a province of Upper Egypt after leaflets distributed in the region urged Muslims to kill them if they did not convert to Islam. According to reports from an Egyptian media outlet, Christians have been warned by militant Muslims that if they are seen outdoors they will be attacked...

Mags GarganSpeaking at the Knock novena this week, the director of Trócaire, the bishops’ overseas aid agency, said that the struggle for justice and to overcome poverty continues daily across the globe and, “against all the odds, it continues to succeed”.Mr Justin Kilcullen described the extraordinary disparities between rich and poor to the...

A fresh allegation of abuse has been made against Bishop Roger Vangheluwe, the former bishop of Bruges who in 2010 stepped aside when he was implicated in the sexual abuse of his nephew in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Now a man who claims to have been resident in a Church-run children’s home in the 1990s has alleged that the bishop abused him. The man made...

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