The news of the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen on May 11 came like a bolt from the blue. The Cardinal was accused by Beijing of collusion with foreign forces and arrested along with three other people who ran a fund to provide legal fees for those detained by the 2019 protests.
Pope Francis has appeared in two programs on the Italian government tv channel RAI during the beginning of the Easter period. The first, A Sua Immagine, is a historical program made in collaboration with the Italian Conference of Bishops, also containing the Angelus of Pope Francis every Sunday. The second, “I volti dei Vangeli,” [...]
Last week, a meeting of the committees of the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis convened for 2023, was held in Rome. It was a meeting to set up a common path, talk to each other, and begin to concretize what should be a Synod that will give a new face to the Church. [...]
The appointment of a new archbishop of Paris seems imminent, and the French daily Le Figaro points to the archbishop of Lille Laurent Ulrich as a possible candidate, indeed almost a certainty, for the succession. The archbishop’s profile seems perfect, considering the times: attentive to the migrant emergency and very concerned about the [...]
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Pope Francis has presided over the Via Crucis on Good Friday at the Colosseum and not in the courtyard in front of St. Peter’s Basilica. But the first Good Friday after the pandemic was a Good Friday marked by the return of war in [...]
Returning from Malta, Pope Francis stressed that the diplomacy of the Holy See is doing a great deal for Ukraine and that many things are invisible because “one cannot say everything.” And it is true. Beyond the enormous humanitarian effort always deployed by the Church on the territory, there is a continuous, underground diplomatic [...]
The last hearing of the trial on the management of the funds of the Secretariat of State brought back a crucial question: how much did the Pope know about the investment of the Secretariat of State, and to what extent was he involved in the operations?
The trial focuses on the Secretariat of State’s [...]
Published out of the blue, the apostolic Constitution that redesigns the Roman Curia is really not just an organizational change. Instead, it tells of a shift in philosophy, which must be fully understood. The risk is that, with the will to change, we will instead go back to past patterns. In fact, by losing [...]
The conversation in video link between Pope Francis and the Patriarch of Moscow Kirill has reopened the debate on a possible second meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow. Some speculate that the ongoing war in Ukraine has closed the possibility of a second meeting forever, considering that Patriarch Kirill [...]
Last March 13 was the ninth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. The moment Pope Francis came out of the lodge of Blessings and spoke his first words as Pope, a pontificate began that promised a lot and aroused many hopes. Now that we enter the tenth year of the pontificate, what are the [...]