- Jun 2, 2020
The decade-long process of updating the laws of Vatican City State is part of the Vatican’s support for international commitments to protect people and safeguard vulnerable groups, who are “frequently the victims of new, odious forms of illegality,” Pope Francis said.
Two Iongtime Italian rivals over the meaning of Vatican II collided again on Tuesday, with one backing a reading based on continuity and the other insisting the key point is that the council looked forward, not just back.
Two cardinals who head Vatican departments said that when talking about reform in and of the Church, it’s easy to get lost in the details and miss the big picture.
Gianluigi Nuzzi’s “Original Sin: Secret Accounts, Hidden Truths, Blackmail and the Forces Blocking Pope Francis’s Revolution” hits bookshelves in Italy and France on Nov. 9. Nuzzi and fellow journalist Emmanuele Fittipaldi were put on trial in a Vatican court in 2015 after both published books based on leaked documents from a Vatican commission looking into the Church’s finances.
In the latest session of a Vatican trial concerning the misappropriation of funds from a papally-sponsored hospital to remodel a large Vatican apartment, the prosecution asked that the former president of the hospital, layman Giuseppe Profiti, be charged with three years imprisonment and pointed to a profound “opaqueness” and “disorder” in the handling of papal finances.