- Oct 23, 2020
Pope Francis and his Vatican team this week have moved to try to defuse a financial bomb before it goes off, closing several Swiss holding companies responsible for portions of its assets and reallocating internal control over financial data collection.
Aquarius, the boat carrying over 600 immigrants and refugees, was the last straw in the tense relationship between the Church and Italy’s new populist led government.
After President Donald Trump’s statement regarding torture where he said “I think it works,” some were sympathetic and others outraged. The secretary general of the Italian bishops conference joined the lines of the latter stating that “torture annuls the negative, very negative impact of terrorism.”