- Jan 25, 2021
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.
If you’re sitting on a letter from a pope, even an emeritus one, you’ve really only got two choices about what to do with it. Either you publish the entire thing, or you keep it to yourself.
Pope Francis sometimes is so fast and furious about shaking things up it can be hard to know exactly what kind of reform he wants, but on Sunday in Peru he boiled it all down: More than anything else, he wants a church that gets involved.