Pope Francis

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Bishop-elect Jacques Fabre, CS to be installed Friday afternoon in Charleston

The nation's first Haitian Catholic ordinary will be installed Friday in Charleston, with fellow Black prelates in tow alongside bishops from around the country.

New letter from Pope Francis urges compassion for LGBT community

Pope Francis has once again spoken out in support of LGBT Catholics, part of a wave of support expressed since 2019, and especially in the past year.

Bishop demands Black Catholic school remove BLM, Pride flags

A predominantly Black Catholic school in Worcester, MA has been targeted in a statement from its bishop after displaying social justice flags for more than a year.

Opinion: The Catholic Church is covering up anti-Black racism

BCM editor Nate Tinner-Williams gives his take on abuse, racism, and the upcoming 2023 Synod of Bishops.

Vatican tightens vaccination requirements for employees, tourists

Ahead of Christmas, the Vatican has issued new guidance on COVID-19, no longer allowing unvaccinated employees to use negative tests to come to work and receive pay.

Campaign in support of African-American saint candidates sending first batch of letters to Rome

A letter-writing initiative to expedite the sainthood causes of African Americans is sending several hundred letters to the Holy See this week.

Black Catholic, first African American to cross the Atlantic, invited to Vatican for World AIDS Day

A noted HIV/AIDS activist from New York is headed to Rome later this week to commemorate a historic meeting with Pope St John Paul II.
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