Historic Vatican trial may change Catholic Church’s finances forever


VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Ten Catholic clergymen and laypeople will answer charges of corruption and fraud from Vatican judges on Tuesday (July 27) in preparation for the largest trial ever held in the city-state and the first in memory to put a cardinal in the dock.  But the trial is in many ways as much … Read more

Tokyo archbishop bans Olympians from Catholic churches amid surge in COVID-19 cases


(RNS) — Spectators already have been banned from the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the area. Now the city’s Catholic archbishop has banned visitors to churches in the Archdiocese of Tokyo, too. RELATED: God and the games That includes athletes competing in the games and their support staff, … Read more