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Pope Francis praises nun for opening ‘trans home’ for men claiming to be women, calls them ‘girls’

Pope Francis told the 'nun of the trans' that 'God who did not go to the seminary or study theology will repay you abundantly. I pray for you and your girls.' By Doug Mainwaring NEUQUÉN, Argentina, August 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – After a controversial nun opened in Argentina a residence... read more

Pope Francis’ confidant: Sunday Mass obligation isn’t ‘indispensable,’ it ‘could fall’

Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández said that 'social distancing and quarantine' will require Catholics to 'reinvent' themselves Maike Hickson Blog, Apr 28, 2020 April 28, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, a papal ghostwriter and personal confidant of Pope... read more

Argentina’s Abortion Fight Exposes Pope Francis’ Foreign Policy Weaknesses

Pope Francis has had a challenging time exerting his influence around the world. By Clementi Lisi, Religion Unplugged, March 9, 2020 Past popes have exerted an enormous amount of influence on politics around the world. A pope’s influential reach — and the large number of Catholics... read more
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Argentine Bishop Appears at Court Hearing on Abuse Charges

By The Associated Press, November 27, 2019 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis appeared voluntarily for a court hearing Wednesday ahead of a trial on charges of sexual abuse of two former seminarians in one of several cases that have shaken the church in the... read more

Argentina prelate says clerical abuse crisis ‘just beginning’ in pope’s country

By Inés San Martín, Crux, August 17, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, Argentina - Although by now Catholics in some parts of the world have lived with the ferment caused by revelations of clerical sexual abuse for decades, a bishop who heads a commission for preventing abuse in Argentina says that in Pope... read more

Argentina’s Anti-Abortion Wave

By Carlos Caso-Rosendi, Catholic Thing, August 14, 2019 Over the weekend, the eclectic political coalition currently in power in Argentina suffered a massive defeat to a resurgent progressive wing of the Peronist party. If the Peronists win the final round of elections in October, they will... read more

Argentine bishop tapped by Pope for Vatican job faces abuse trial

By Inés San Martín, Crux, Aug 8, 2019 ORAN, Argentina - Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, a prelate from Pope Francis’s native country whom the pontiff brought to Rome and gave a Vatican job in 2017 and who’s now facing charges of sexually abusing seminarians, is expected to appear in court in... read more
Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta. Credit: Vatican Media.

Zanchetta to stand trial in Argentina for sexual abuse of seminarians

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 10, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting two seminarians before a court in Argentina. The bishop has been barred from leaving the country and ordered to undergo a psychological examination. The... read more

Few abuse scandals involve Francis as directly as that of Argentine bishop

By Inez San Martin,, March 13, 2019 ROME - Though Pope Francis has faced questions and even criticism for his overall handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandals in Catholicism, few cases touch the pontiff quite as directly as that of Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, who was... read more

Germán Arana, the Jesuit Who Advised Francis Badly

By Sandro Magister, June 18, 2018 The first head to roll, in the work of rebuilding the Catholic hierarchy of Chile that has been set in motion by Pope Francis, has been the most predictable: that of Juan de la Cruz Barros Madrid, removed as bishop of Osorno. But there is something that does not... read more