The publication of the diaries of Cardinal George Pell, which Sandro Magister gave great prominence, could not go unnoticed. And in fact, there was an immediate reaction, arriving from Malta, on the sale of a luxury building in Budapest that involved Maltese companies.
Without going into the details of the affair, as intricate [...]
Julian Carron’s sudden resignation from the leadership of Communion and Liberation was the first outcome of a decree from the Laity, Family and Life Dicastery, which stipulated that no ecclesial movement, if not led by the founder, could have presidents or persons in governmental offices for more than two five-year terms. The measure [...]
The fourth hearing in the London real estate trial ended with another postponement and other questions which remain pending. But the general impression is that how Pope Francis has decided to administer justice is changing. If only, because the trial itself highlights a series of procedural flaws that have shown, so far, how the [...]
She was hailed as “a free mind leading the communications of the bishops.” Her independence and capacity in crisis communication were highlighted. But unexpectedly, on 12 November, Karine Dalle was fired from her post as spokesperson and undersecretary of the French Bishops’ Conference.
The decision appears to be a bolt from the blue, [...]
It isn’t easy, at first glance, to associate Pope Francis with actual legislative activity. From the beginning of the pontificate, the Pope’s image is that of a Pope of gestures who wants to set a good example and pull the Church out of its institutional walls and bring it towards the outskirts. A [...]
“Pope Francis did not create divisions. He inherited them.” It was with this lapidary affirmation that America, the Jesuit magazine, addressed the issue of the divisions following the promulgation of the Traditionis Custodes, the motu proprio of Pope Francis, which considers – Pope Francis explained it- the ancient rite in the same way [...]
Pope Francis’ decision to establish a Foundation for Catholic Health in the Vatican has been little debated. Still, it is an important decision that can have several consequences.
One of the first consequences was the decision of the Holy See to prevent the sale of the Fatebenefratelli hospital in Rome. The flagship of [...]
This week, two important facts concerning the issue of abuse have struck the Holy See. The first is that Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, archbishop of Cologne, began his spiritual retreat, practically suspending himself from the administration of the archdiocese until March. The second is that in France, a government report established that about [...]
The third hearing of the Vatican process on the management of the funds of the Secretariat of State did not lack twists. The Vatican Promoter of Justice (i.e., the prosecutor) proposed that all the requests for a action and information be returned to him so that he could redo the investigations in a clearer [...]
What Pope Francis writes must always be read carefully because it includes transversal messages that also allow us to understand how the Pope thinks or works, and above all, what is the image he wants to portray with his actions. For example, Pope Francis wrote the preface for the volume “Fraternità Segno dei [...]