What has been Pope Francis’ way of governing?
Before the latest motu proprio on the implementation of the Vos Estis Lux Mundi, Pope Francis’ latest government decision is the renewal of the Council of Cardinals membership. Nine members with the inclusion of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, who attended all meetings but who was not initially included in the chirograph [...]
Pope Francis, how will the season of great trials end?
The news of the acquittal “because the fact does not exist” of Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, a former official of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, came on the eve of the testimony in court of Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, substitute (deputy) of the Secretariat of State, in the trial on [...]
Pope Francis, ten years later
Ten years ago, Pope Francis came out donned as a Pope from the Loggia delle Benedizioni of the Vatican Apostolic Palace for the first time. He had refused the red mozzetta, had asked to be blessed by the people, and immediately began building his pontificate, which was, in reality, a work of visible breach [...]
Pope Francis, a crackdown?
As the tenth anniversary of his pontificate approaches, Pope Francis has executed another crackdown on what he deems a Vatican “system.” With a rescript, a document written after an audience with the Pope, he blocked both the free apartments for office use and the flats at subsidized prices for the department heads. In [...]