Another rescript from Pope Francis. On May 24, the Pope reformed the Auditor General’s office, establishing that his functions continue even during the sede vacante. In practice, therefore, all the heads of dicasteries cease, except for the Pope’s Vicar for the diocese of Rome, the Camerlengo, and the Auditor General.
It was foreseeable that [...]
What is happening under Pope Francis seems to be a process of “Vaticanization of the Holy See”. It is a sort of Copernican revolution, which effectively overturns a fundamental principle. The Vatican City State was in fact conceived as being at the service of the Holy See, its existence guarantees a sovereignty that is [...]
There being a media papacy and an actual papacy applies to any pontificate. The media does not know the profound reasons for a pope’s decisions or why he chooses some collaborators over others. They simply observe and then report what they observe. Sometimes, it is accurate; other times they can be misled in their [...]
When Pope Francis was elected ten years ago, the decision to rewrite part of the recent history of the Church was immediately clear. The extraordinary emphasis given to Pope Francis’ gestures, the attention of the media, but also some gestures made by Francis himself from the beginning, said so.
In these ten years of [...]
The news that the Synod will no longer have auditors, but members, be they bishops, priests, religious, or lay people, was not unexpected. Already in the Praedicate Evangelium, the apostolic constitution which regulates the functioning of the Curia, it was no longer called the Synod of bishops. And therefore, it was logical that [...]