- Jan 17, 2020
Despite speculation that Cardinal George Pell might step down shortly after his 75th birthday on June 8, Pell’s office said Thursday that Pope Francis has confirmed the Australian prelate as the Vatican’s top financial official until at least 2019. The news came in a statement from Pell’s office in Rome,
As of today, almost three-quarters of the officials who lead important departments are still hold-overs from the reign of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.
ROME – Let’s face it: In some ways, 2015 has been a rough year for Pope Francis. Despite continuing to bask in wide popularity, the pope presided over a tumultuous Synod of Bishops in October that exposed deep internal fractures over issues such as divorce and homosexuality, and which began
On Tuesday, Pope Francis issued a letter reminding aides that even though his council of nine cardinal advisors is pondering a sweeping reform of the Church’s central administration, in the meantime all existing rules and regulations for various Vatican departments still apply. As the pope put it, there is no
ROME – Pope Francis delivered a blistering criticism of the headquarters over which he presides on Monday, ticking off a catalogue of “spiritual diseases” to which he believes Vatican officials are susceptible, such as careerism, arrogance, and gossip, calling it all the “pathology of power.” His annual Christmas speech to
ROME — February is shaping up to be a busy month at the Vatican, with movement on the fight against clerical sex abuse, further steps on the reform of Church governance, and the creation of new cardinals. Sexual abuse A Vatican spokesman announced Thursday at a press briefing in Rome