The Eclipse of God. Ratzinger’s Students to Address How to Overcome it.
For the first time since 1977, Pope Benedict XVI will not take part in the annual meeting of his former students. To them, he explained that «as Pope Emeritus, I intended not to take part in public events.» And so he will not be at the Ratzinger’s Schulerkreis meeting. The gathering (to be [...]
From Ireland with worries. A new Papal nuncio to stop the Irish crisis.
The appointment of Charles Brown – a non-diplomat that served until now in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – as new Papal nuncio in Ireland has a double meaning. First, it reflects the seriousness of Rome’s intent to put relations between itself and Ireland on an altogether new footing. But, [...]
Undermining Holy See diplomacy. An impossible mission?
Would it be possible to eject the Holy See from the international organizations? This not such a new idea. In 2007, The Economist - English weekly which is widely read in government foreign offices – ended an article about the Vatican diplomacy with this advice for the Holy See: «It could renounce its special [...]