Pope Francis and the risk of trivialization
Pope Francis won everyone over with plain, straightforward and clear homilies. Every morning, Vatican employees rush to outrun each other in order to attend the Mass the Pope celebrates in Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he’s still residing. And everyday L’Osservatore Romano – the Vatican daily newspaper – reports on the Pope’s everyday “parish [...]
World diplomacy. Benedict XVI’s effort
To get back to the solidity of International law, to abandon – or at least take it in less consideration – the fickleness of diplomacy. If there is a plan, this is the one of Benedict XVI. Since the beginning of his papacy, he gave his personal impact to the Vatican diplomacy. [...]
Will the prayer save the spirit of Assisi?
What is the difference a day can make? Right after September, 11 this single question – issued for the first times during the Seventies in a song by Esther Phillips – had been made hundreds, thousands and millions of times. Was what happened in New York in September, 11 really able to change [...]
Grey eminences. From the Blessed John Paul II to Benedict XVI
«For all the shame we feel over our failings, we must not forget that today too there are radiant examples of faith, people who give hope to the world through their faith and love. When Pope John Paul II is beatified on 1 May, we shall think of him, with hearts full of thankfulness, [...]