- Jun 13, 2021
Venezuelan Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras says Pope Francis has the South American country in his heart.
Quoting both Pope Francis and his predecessor, Benedict XVI, the Vatican’s point man on human development defined hunger as “criminal” and access to food as an “an inalienable right” during an online seminar Monday.
The Vatican secretary of state has intervened personally to shed light on one of the most sensational Vatican scandals of recent times: The 1998 murder of the Swiss Guard commander and his wife, purportedly by a disgruntled younger Swiss Guardsman who then took his own life.
The Vatican No. 2 is skipping a planned trip to Venezuela this week because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fraternity is more than just a virtuous principle, it is a necessary means to confront the great humanitarian and social challenges facing the world, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.
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.