US Supreme Court to decide Trump criminal immunity claim in 2020 election case

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide Donald Trump’s claim of immunity from prosecution for trying to overturn his 2020 election loss, giving him a boost as he tries to delay criminal prosecutions while running to regain the presidency. The justices put on hold the criminal case being pursued by Special Counsel […]

Pope says Africans are ‘special case’ when it comes to LGBT blessings

Pope Francis said in an interview published on Monday that Africans were a “special case” in the opposition of bishops and many other people in the continent to homosexuality. But he said he was confident that, except for Africans, critics of his decision to allow blessings for same-sex couples would eventually understand it. Blessings […]

Trump legal team rejects calls for testimony limits in defamation case

Donald Trump should not be forced to testify as to his own guilt or face strict warnings about crossing red lines in his remarks should the former US president choose to testify in a defamation trial set to begin this week, his legal team argued on Sunday. Trump is due to face a federal […]

US Supreme Court won’t rule on Trump’s claim in 2020 election case

The US Supreme Court on Friday declined to immediately decide former President Donald Trump’s claim that he cannot be prosecuted for trying to overturn his 2020 election defeat, allowing a lower court to continue reviewing the issue. The justices, rebuffing an extraordinary request by US Special Counsel Jack Smith, refused to effectively leap-frog a […]

Pope orders reopening of case of prominent priest accused of abuse

Pope orders reopening of case of prominent priest accused of abuse

Pope Francis has ordered a review of the Church’s handling of the case of an internationally known religious artist who was expelled from the Jesuit religious order after being accused of sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of adult women. A statement on Friday said the pope had asked the Vatican’s doctrinal office to review […]