t would be difficult, long and tough for specialists to detail what is that Pope Francis effectively reformed with his motu propio on the approval of the new law for Vatican City State, published on December 6. However, this reform can at least show some of the modus operandi of Pope Francis’ [...]
In advance of the 27th meeting of the Council of Cardinals, to take place Dec. 10 -12, Pope Francis chaired a meeting with the heads of Vatican dicasteries.
These so called “interdicasterial meetings” are periodic gatherings which deal with specific subjects. This last meeting discussed, above all, Curia expenses. This has been a [...]
Under Pope Francis, when it comes to talk about reforms in the Church, a new protagonism for lay people and giving greater responsibility to women in the Curia ranks are often highlighted. The truth is that Pope Francis’ reform is aimed above all at bishops. Pope Francis is working to reform the profile [...]
In strict chronological order, the signs are: the establishment of the new academic program in Sciences for Peace at the Pontifical Lateran University; the request to the [...]
October was a crucial month for Pope Francis: the Pope asked all the faithful to pray daily the Rosary and the St. Michael the Archangel prayer to protect the Church from the Great Accuser. Pope Francis reiterated this request at the end of the Synod of Bishops.
It was a crucial point [...]
The finding of human bones in the basement of an annex building of the Holy See’s nunciature to Italy in via Po, in the center of Rome, immediately led to think that the case of Emanuela Orlandi could be open again.
Emanuela Orlandi is the Vatican citizen who disappeared June, 22 1983, and whose [...]
Aside from the conclusions of the Synod on young people, and how they will be received, the future of the Church now revolves around one question: will the Synod of Bishops’ new methodology represent an evolution regarding the way the Catholic Church develops issues of doctrine?
The issue was widely debated during the [...]
The coming week of the Synod of Bishops will be totally dedicated to the drafting of the final document and the Pope’s message to the youth. It may be that Pope Francis is now facing more divisions than ever.
It seems paradoxical, as the discussion at the Synod of bishops on youth seems [...]
The working document of the Synod on young people mentions the word Eucharist only twice, and sacraments are mentioned just eight. The low quantity is striking, considering that the document is more than 100 pages long, being probably the longest working document in the history of the Synods.
This underestimating of the Eucharist [...]
The importance of the third Synod of Pope Francis’ pontificate seems not to be in the topic of discussion, but rather in the fact it takes place when Pope Francis himself confirms that the Church is under attack and is asking all the faithful to pray the Rosary every day in the month [...]