Probably, there are no hidden plots behind a release that included just some excerpts of the letter Benedict XVI sent to the Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication responding to a request for a foreword on a series of books on Pope Francis’ theology, although a paragraph had been actually not reported, [...]
The approval of the decree of canonization of Bl. Paul VI was published together with the approval of the decree of canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero, of El Salvador. The Pope will set the date of the canonization during a consistory. It seems the Pope will canonize both of them in Rome, in [...]
Waiting for the Pope’s document on spirituality in the modern world that should also address the issue of pelagianism, a document issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and addressed to bishops worldwide prepared for the discussion.
Published on March 1, the document is titled Placuit Deo (“It has [...]
As soon as he returns from the Lenten Spiritual exercises, Pope Francis will preside the Council of Cardinals periodic meeting. But the week will likely begin with the appointment of three new nuncios.
The three nuncios are Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, currently secretary to the Secretariat for the Economy and formerly secretary to Benedict XVI, [...]
Pope Francis’ reform is a pastoral one. This is how Bishop Marcello Semeraro describes the steps for Curia reform in an article penned for the Italian magazine “Il Regno”. It is the second time that Bishop Semeraro – who serves as secretary of the Council of Cardinals – publishes an article on this [...]
The fifth anniversary of the historic renunciation of Benedict XVI was anticipated by a letter written by the now Pope emeritus to an Italian newspaper. The Pope emeritus described himself as “in a pilgrimage to Home”, a wonderful metaphor to describe the last path of his earthly life.
Five years after, it is [...]
Pope Francis has noted the need for a cultural revolution in his Apostolic Constitution Veritatis Gaudium, that redesigned tasks and structures of the ecclesiastical universities. This revolution must be put into effect according to four criteria; and one main goal: that of building “leadership that provide direction.”
The four criteria presented by Pope [...]
Pope Francis in-flight presser in the way back from Peru could be considered a sort of a watershed for his pontificate. The Pope’s declarations on sensitive issues like that of sex abuse by clergy shed light on one of the biggest difficulties of Popes Francis: combining mercy with justice.
The situation Pope Francis [...]
The story of the Vatican decoration given to Mrs. Ploumen, a pro-abortion activist and former member of the Dutch government, sparked many controversies.
Mrs. Ploumen was part of the delegation that accompanied the Dutch Royal Family in their visit to the Vatican last June 22. It was an audience, although of the [...]
Pope Francis addressed his first speech of the year to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, following a consolidated tradition. The Pope’s speech was particularly important. It did not merely consisted of a wide and detailed overview of the Holy See’s diplomatic work. The speech identified also some critical points. [...]