- Jun 4, 2020
The Vatican is formally investigating a group of psychiatric care centers in Belgium run by a Catholic religious order which has enforced that doctors in the facilities perform euthanasia. Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, will be overseeing the situation himself.
In a new interview, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said that despite the rise of violence and terrorist attacks in the country, Pope Francis never considered not visiting to bring his message of peace to Muslims and Christians in the country.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has unleashed government goons against the Church, entering parish churches to disrupt Masses. On Wednesday of Holy Week, Maduro’s men burst into the Chrism Mass of Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, shouting threats and physically assaulting the cardinal. It would therefore seem time for a denunciation from Pope Francis against the Maduro regime.
The Pope’s top adviser, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, says Europe must regain its religious and cultural heritage if it wants to “get its soul back.” The Vatican Secretary of State was speaking ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established what is now the European Union.
Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said that the commission’s work will continue under the command of Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley. The American prelate defined Marie Collin’s departure as a “blow to the commission,” but one which “increases our resolve to work harder for reform.”
There may well be more behind the Order of Malta’s angry rebuttal of Pope Francis’s attempt to investigate alleged improprieties than meets the eye. Francis’s unhappy experience with the Knights in Argentina may have something to do with it.