- Aug 6, 2020
As the Catholic Church in Germany prepares to embark on a synodal process motivated in part by a desire to stop a hemorrhage of faithful, Pope Francis has sent them a letter reminding them they don’t walk alone but with the universal Church.
A new “super dicastery” on evangelization might be one of the most significant reforms of the governing structures of the Vatican, according to a new report.
In two wide-ranging interviews, the former president of the Vatican bank said that since he began working there he encountered “spite, traps, threats and intimidations.”
In the latest move in the ongoing shakeup of Vatican communications, the pope’s top comms official has created four new positions for the Holy See Press Office, adding two Americans, a Peruvian and a Frenchwoman to the mix.
Rocio Figueroa, a former consecrated member of a lay movment and a survivor of sexual abuse within her institution, has called the Church out for structural habits of cover-up, and said she believes lay movements are the next frontier in abuse prevention and oversight.
When it comes to Vatican scandals, there are a few names that tend to keep surfacing every time a new crisis comes to light. One of these names is Cardinal Angelo Sodano, among the most influential Vatican officials in the past three decades, and who has appeared again in the ongoing saga surrounding Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò and ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.