The Australian bishops’ reaction to the news that the appeal court upheld the guilty verdict against Cardinal George Pell for “historical cases” of sexual abuse were timid. All of the statements referred to the pain of the victims and to the commitment the Australian Church applied and will apply to assisting [...]
In a letter sent from prison, waiting for the appeal sentence to be handed down on August 21, Cardinal George Pell stressed his preoccupation about the upcoming Special Synod on the Panamazonian Region. The letter revamped the discussion on the Synod, which will likely be one of the main crossroads in Pope Francis’ [...]
Events regarding the Pontifical Theological Institute John Paul II have generated a further drift between two camps that have been up in arms during Pope Francis’ Pontificate. On the one hand, those who look for the continuity in the magisterium, on the other hand, those who stress that Pope Francis’ Pontificate broke – [...]
The news that two officials of the Vatican Secretariat of State were promoted to new positions have gone almost unnoticed. The event is revealing of the transition in Pope Francis’ pontificate taking place in the past two weeks.
The appointments can be considered two promotions. Monsignor Carlo Maria Polvani, who headed the Office for [...]