During the past week, Pope Francis postponed by a year the World Youth Day and the World Meeting of Families. And he did the same for the International Eucharistic Congress, that was set to take place in Budapest in September 2020, and will now take place on September 2021. The life of the Church [...]
The appointment of Giuseppe Schlitzer as director of the Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority has inaugurated the fourth season of the Vatican path toward financial transparency. Schlitzer filled the last vacant position in the authority’s top positions. The Authority was shocked last October by the suspension of its director, Tommaso Di Ruzza.
The news of the acquittal of Cardinal George Pell from sex abuse accusations came in the week that precedes Easter. After 400 days in prison, Cardinal Pell will finally be able to celebrate Mass and enjoy his freedom.
However, Cardinal Pell’s acquittal cannot be considered a victory. Cardinal Pell lost all of his [...]
The first page of the new edition of the “Annuario pontificio” might give a clue on Pope Francis’ reforms. The Annuario is the “Vatican who’s who,” which lists the names of all the Curia members and the dicasteries. The first page is always dedicated to the Pope and all the Pope’s titles.
That first [...]