- Apr 9, 2021
Three days after the preacher of the papal household called on Catholics to repent for the ways they are dividing the church, the Vatican secretary of state said the divisions are real and they are harmful.
Pope Francis legendarily has a keen sense of justice and a hard-wired bias in favor of the underdog, but it’s also clear that Francis, like pretty much every reformer pope before him, is still struggling with the institutional translation of those core instincts.
The world needs to rethink personal security and move away from the idea that complex weapons systems can protect people, said speakers at a Vatican-led webinar.
Nearly a year after refusing to comply with a Vatican order to leave the monastery he founded, Italian layman Enzo Bianchi will now relocate to one of his community’s former properties, which has permanently closed in a bid to end a months-long stalemate.
Peace is the “fruit of love, which go beyond that which justice can bring,” according to Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who was speaking in Cameroon a day after visiting the country’s troubled Anglophone regions.
For those who know him, and many do, Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State and thus the top aide to Pope Francis, is not typically a figure who conjures up the term “daredevil.” Yet over the last few days, we’ve seen Parolin channel his inner Evel Knievel in three distinct areas.
On a visit to Cameroon, the Vatican’s top diplomat has called for dialogue as “the best way to solve conflicts, and misunderstandings.”
Cardinal Pietro Parolin told the children of Cameroon’s “Household of Hope” to “grow in love of one another and in the love of God.”