- Shen Yun
Rom – Bei einem Protest gegen den Reichtum des Vatikans haben sich Demonstranten auf dem Petersplatz Auseinandersetzungen mit der Polizei geliefert. Einige Dutzend Demonstranten aus Spanien, Frankreich und Italien versuchten am Samstag, zwei kleine Zelte auf dem Platz aufzuschlagen und skandierten Slogans. Die Polizei nahm drei Demonstranten...
NTD: Northern Ireland
Protests in Northern Ireland turn violent, as Irish nationalists burn cars and hurl petrol bombs. Police fire plastic bullets and use water cannon to control the crowds in Roman Catholic areas of West Belfast. At least 22 police officers received non life-threatening injuries during the clashes. The riots come on the eve of annual marches by...
NTD: Benedict XVI
With tens of thousands of Croatians packing into the Hippodrome in Zagreb, the image is reminiscent of a rock concert. But this is the man they have all turned up to see - Pope Benedict XVI on his first visit to the country. Croatia, whose population of 4.4 million is 90% Catholic celebrates it's "Family Day" on Sunday, and the Pope used the...
NTD: St. Peters Square, Vatican City
Pope Benedict arrives at St. Peters Square in Vatican City. He greets the faithful. At his public appearance he calls for an end of violence in both Libya and Ivory Coast. [Pope Benedict]: "I'm following with great concern the dramatic events that the dear people of the Ivory Coast and Libya are going through at present. I hope that...
In a new book due out this week, Pope Benedict writes that Jews are not responsible for Jesus Christ's death. Excerpts from the second volume of "Jesus of Nazareth" drew praise from the Jewish community. But Rome's head rabbi questioned whether such a declaration was necessary. [Riccardo Di Segni, Head Rabbi in Rome]: "I'd say, with the...
Katholisch in China
Im kommunistisch regierten China gibt es eine "katholische" Kirche, die nicht dem Vatikan untersteht sondern der Kommunistischen Partei Chinas. Der Papst wird als fremdes Staatsoberhaupt und Staatsfeind gesehen und gewertet wie der Dalai Lama. Geführt wird diese "katholische Kirche" von den KP-treuen Kadern der Katholisch-Patriotischen...
Pope Benedict the 14th landed in Scotland to start his four-day visit to Britain on Thursday. He was greeted at Edinburgh Airport by a guard of honour, the Duke of Edinburgh and Cardinal Keith O'Brien. The visit comes amidst weeks of controversy about child abuse scandals within the Church with some Catholics also disagreeing with the...
Some five million Roman Catholic church members in the United Kingdom await the first visit by Pope Benedict in mid September, but several groups are planning protests for the pontiff's trip. The church's stance on a number of issues has many people opposed to his visit. Rights groups disagree with how the church addresses sexuality. [Woman...
As Pope Benedict XVI holds Vespers on the grounds of the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Fatima, he takes the opportunity to ask his fellow clergy to be attentive to situations where there may be "certain weakening of priestly ideals or dedication." [Pope Benedict XVI ]: "Be especially attentive to those situations where there is a certain...
The fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict has been clouded by a worldwide sex abuse scandal that's engulfed the Roman Catholic Church. In 2005 the world watched as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected the 265th pope, taking the name Benedict XVI and becoming the first German cardinal to be elected pontiff. But the...
Pope Benedict the Sixteenth ended Holy Week celebrations in Rome with the Regina Coeli (“Queen of Heaven”) prayer. The 82-year-old pontiff said men and women are all "angels,” but did not mention the alleged less-than-angelic behavior of some of the Church’s clerics. [Pope Benedict XVI, Rome Catholic Church Head]: "We are...
The Roman Catholic Church in Germany on Tuesday opened a hotline for victims of child abuse. A new poll shows that the abuse scandal could cost the Church some of its membership. Speaking for the German Bishop's Conference on sexual abuse, Bishop Stephan Ackermann of the Trier diocese says the hotline will help bring clarity to the abuse...
In einer Mathestunde in einer Schule in Rom arbeiten die Schüler wie gewöhnlich unter dem Blick von Jesus. Viele Klassenzimmer in dem großen katholischen Land haben Kreuze an der Wand hängen - doch nicht mehr lange. Der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte hat die Anordnung erlassen alle Kreuze zu entfernen. Es wurde beschlossen,...