• Italian priest’s attack on Francis draws attention to clergy’s use of social media

    Italian priest’s attack on Francis draws attention to clergy’s use of social media

    • Nov 17, 2017

    The case of a Sicilian priest who used social media to attack Pope Francis has drawn attention to current tensions inside the Church and the way clergy use new media. Father Alessandro Minutella has refused his archbishop’s demand to declare his loyalty to the pope, and instead announced on social media his opposition to “the so-called Church of Mercy.” One leading official in Church communications said priests should not be using social media to promote “their own particular agenda.”

  • Faith, love, service are key to bishops’ ministry, pope tells Italians

    Faith, love, service are key to bishops’ ministry, pope tells Italians

    • May 24, 2017

    Pope Francis presented himself as “servant of the servants of God” before the annual general assembly of the Italian bishops’ conference at the Vatican. Instead of giving a speech he had it distributed to them and said he was ready to answer their questions. “When one presides and does not permit dialogue, gossip reigns,” the pope said.

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