There is no doubt that Pope Francis wants to fight corruption in the Vatican and promote a change of mentality. Everything the Pope has done so far aims to project a different image of the Vatican, free from courts and powerful gatekeeper secretaries. Above all, a truly “poor for the poor” Vatican, which uses [...]
Without an announcement in the official bulletin, Pope Francis has made a small reform that could have a significant impact: he included, among the members of the three new dicasteries created as such, laypeople and monsignors alongside cardinals and archbishops. It is a small thing, since also before there were lay members in some [...]
Next week, the Holy See / Vatican City State will receive the MONEYVAL progress report, which will judge the Vatican judicial system’s effectiveness. During the year, the Curia reforms should be formalized, with the promulgation of the new apostolic constitution, which has been expected for years. These are two crucial points in the [...]
After Benedict XVI’s renunciation from the pontificate and the election of Pope Francis, there have been many speculations on the validity of the renunciation of the now Pope Emeritus. And even in the past month, the possibility that Pope Francis is an anti-pope has made its way through the Italian press.
In summary, this [...]
Last Holy Thursday, they waited for Pope Francis in the Paul VI Hall. There, waiting for the Pope, were the children treated by the Dispensary of Santa Marta and some of the homeless who received the Vatican vaccine. The Pope went there on the Good Friday instead. Pope Francis, who always dedicated Holy Thursday [...]
These three key words probably say much more about the government of Pope Francis than do the expressions that instead immediately caught on in the public opinion, such as “the outward-looking [...]
This week, two news items say a lot about Pope Francis’s modus operandi and show more clearly some dynamics and expectations that have arisen during the pontificate. The first item is the decision to have an internal inspection of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The second is the
Some were thinking of a transitional pontificate. Others said that three or four years of Bergoglio would be enough to resolve some Church situations, and they shared information to well-connected journalists who published it. On March 13, however, Pope Francis reached the eighth anniversary of his pontificate.
The anniversary fell after a trip [...]
With Cardinal Robert Sarah’s retirement, the chain reaction of new posts in the Roman Curia has begun, which will redesign the balance of power of the Vatican. During the year, Pope Francis could change six heads of congregations and finally complete the text of the Curia’s reform, thus definitively remaking the Vatican in [...]
With the appointment of its first lay woman secretary-general, and the first anywhere in the world, the German Bishops’ Conference last week wanted to indicate the fruits of the Synodal Path of the Church in Germany. In short, a signal that the changes they are discussing will be implemented, whether Rome wants it or [...]