The Holy See’s International agenda? The common good. Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States of the Vatican Secretariat of State, explained it in an insightful lecture on «The Social Doctrine of the Church in International Relations» to the young students of the Studium Aquinatis-Workshop on the Social Doctrine of the Church [...]
Next year, an important anniversary will be celebrated in the Vatican: it will be the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of the encyclical Pacem in terris, by John XXIII. And the Vatican decided to celebrate the anniversary his way: inviting the General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon in Rome, [...]
Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord. Silvano Maria Tomasi, the love for the Truth
«The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man». This extract of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky well represents – according to the archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi – the experience of competition between [...]
The Holy See toward financial transparency. With some contraindication.
Within the next 4th of September, the Vatican Authority for Financial Information will be finishing a report to deliver to the GAFI – the International Financial Action Group against money laundering – and to the financial organisms of European Union. It will be one of the steps toward the enrollment of the Holy See [...]
Hiv/Aids, a Vatican point of view
Benedict XVI will be visiting Benin the next 20th of November, and he will deliver the post-sinodal declaration of the Africa Synod, that took place in October 2009. In the Instrumentum Laboris of that synod, Aids was not a pivotal issue. The document just underlined the «necessity» of the education even in «health [...]