Pope Francis and the Upcoming Meeting with the G8 of the Church
No doubt about it: every gesture by Pope Francis is a political signal. The time when his choices could be considered those of a naïve or inexperienced Pope is over. Every decision Pope Francis makes is signaling in which direction he wants to move the Church.
The eight cardinals charged with advising the Pope [...]
Vatican communications, changes in the making?
Perhaps, the first step that will revolutionize the world of Vatican communications is the appointment of Greg Burke, the 52 years old journalist coming from Fox News TV, as media advisor of the Secretariat of State. Greg Burke’s post is unprecedented in the Vatican. The Curia does not even have a media coordinator [...]
Antonio Fazio’s case. Is Catholic finance under attack?
A persecutory judgment. That is how many people, inside and out the Vatican, considered the sentence to 4 years’ imprisonment and to 1.5 million euro fine to Antonio Fazio, former governor of the Bank of Italy. Fazio was compelled to resign in 2005, because of the alleged role of the Bank of Italy [...]