- Apr 9, 2020
After suspending a contract for an external audit in April, the Vatican on Friday announced a new agreement with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to act as a resource for implementation of global accounting standards while protecting the primary role of the Vatican’s own new Office of the Auditor General in carrying out annual financial reviews.
While the pontiff was condemning a “this or nothing” attitude as heretical during his morning Mass and, later, issuing a fairly stinging critique of euthanasia in a session with medical workers, the Vatican announced that homeless women will get free PAP smears over the weekend and also released the schedule for the pope’s summer outing to Poland.
An agreement to digitalize the Vatican’s manuscripts relating to the Persian Gulf was signed following a private papal audience with Sheika Mozah bint Nasser, the president of the Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. The documents are among 8,000 manuscripts in the Vatican Library that are part of a digitalization project.
“Imagine ending a wedding reception drinking tea! It would be embarrassing,” Pope Francis said Wednesday, as a way to emphasize why Mary was so worried when the wine was running out at the Biblical scene of the wedding in Cana. “Water is needed for life, but wine expresses the abundance of a banquet and the joy of a feast.”
Now that summer is officially upon us, many Catholics may be contemplating a Roman outing. One trick to a successful pilgrimage to the Eternal City is blending one’s spiritual and gastronomic experiences, so the food enhances the prayer and vice-versa. Here are eight suggestions for doing just that.
Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Guam faces multiple accusations of abuse from decades ago, and on Monday Pope Francis named a senior Vatican official as “apostolic administrator” of his archdiocese while an investigation plays out.