The appointment of Archbishop Cyril Vasil as apostolic administrator sede plena of Kosice eparchy in Slovakia is part of the Vatican reform by to Pope Francis. Archbishop Vasil, a Slovakian, has served for ten years as secretary of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches. According to the draft of the Curia reform – [...]
The destruction of Benedict XVI’s vineyard in the Papal Residence of Castel Gandolfo is the symbol of the closing of an era. Benedict XVI received the vineyard from the farmers of an Italian national association. The Pope emeritus wanted it planted under the statue of Jesus the Good Shepherd, in the gardens. The [...]
The first Papal speech of the year is by tradition the speech delivered to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See. The address provides the guidelines of the pontifical diplomacy for the coming year. For this reason, it is often described as “the speech on the state of the world.”
The seventh-year itch is a well-documented phenomenon in weddings. We do not know if there will be a seventh-year itch between Pope Francis and the faithful. It seems certain, however, that in his seventh year of the pontificate, Pope Francis can finally shape his idea of Church.
Pope Francis is expected in 2020 to [...]