- Jun 18, 2021
Pope Francis challenged the Vatican’s in-house journalists Monday to essentially justify their continued work, asking them how many people actually consume their news in a critique of the office that costs the Holy See more than all its embassies around the world combined.
Abortion is not the conversation about Biden that’s prevailed here in Rome over the past week, where the top note instead has been praise for the president’s decision to waive intellectual property rights for Covid vaccines in order to speed up distribution to poorer nations.
The Vatican responded Wednesday to criticism that the title of Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on the post-COVID world is sexist, saying the document, “Fratelli Tutti,” (“Brothers All”) in no way excludes women.
Being unable to receive the Eucharist is a form of sacrifice, but it can also be a time for spiritual growth, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.
On the eve of the canonization of St. John Henry Newman, Britain’s Prince Charles penned an article about England’s newest saint for the Vatican newspaper.
Prostitution is a horrendous crime that reduces vulnerable women to tortured slaves who are at the mercy of their clients, Pope Francis said.
Following the abrupt resignation of the head of the Vatican’s women’s magazine in late March, the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano announced a new coordinator and editorial board that will run the publication from its May edition.
The former editor of the Vatican’s monthly on women has said her decision earlier this month to resign along with the other members of the editorial board signals the loss of autonomy and free thought, which she expects will be replaced by yay-saying in support of the system.