- May 28, 2020
Although the clerical sexual abuse crisis and controversies over ‘Amoris Laetitia’ cast shadows over the World Meeting of Families, that didn’t stop people from being excited at Tuesday’s opening event.
When it comes to filmmaking inside the square or on Vatican property, only the Secretariat for Communication decides who gets the green light. They prefer documentaries.
If you’re sitting on a letter from a pope, even an emeritus one, you’ve really only got two choices about what to do with it. Either you publish the entire thing, or you keep it to yourself.
Pope Francis on Saturday named Irish Bishop Paul Tighe the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, essentially cementing his status as the top aide to Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. For the better part of a decade Tighe has been an effective emissary for the headquarters of the Catholic Church, among other reasons because he’s widely regarded as perhaps the Vatican’s nicest guy.