- Jun 1, 2020
Pope Francis, adopting a suggestion made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, has decided that every priest preparing for service in the Vatican diplomatic corps must spend a year in ministry as a missionary.
Pope Francis named a U.S. archbishop serving as a nuncio to head the Vatican diplomatic academy.
Just days after the former papal representative to the United States renewed his criticism of the pope, Pope Francis told around 100 apostolic nuncios that it is “irreconcilable” to have the job and criticize the pope “behind his back.”
For the third time since the beginning of Pope Francis’s pontificate, papal representatives stationed around the world will convene in Rome.
Pope Francis has called Vatican nuncios to countries around the world and permanent observers at the U.N. and other agencies to a meeting in Rome June 12-15.
Singapore’s envoy to the Vatican says that when Pope Francis speaks, the international community listens — and that Asia heard something especially relevant on Monday when the pontiff addressed the risk of a “demographic winter.”