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  • Pope’s deputy urges dialogue after Francis accused of heresy

    Pope’s deputy urges dialogue after Francis accused of heresy

    Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Thursday that those who don’t agree with the pope are free to express themselves, “but on these things one must reason and find ways to understand one another.” His remarks were in response to a so-called “filial correction,” prepared by a few dozen traditionalist academics and clergy, accusing Pope Francis of propagating seven heretical positions concerning marriage, moral life and the sacraments with his 2016 document ‘Amoris Laetitia.’

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  • Official at Vatican embassy to United States removed over child porn allegations

    Official at Vatican embassy to United States removed over child porn allegations

    The Vatican has confirmed that a priest serving at the Holy See embassy to the United States has been recalled to Rome after receiving information he had violated child pornography laws. The priest is now being investigated by the Vatican’s Promoter of Justice.

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  • More and more, Parolin’s the face of authority in Francis’s Vatican

    More and more, Parolin’s the face of authority in Francis’s Vatican

    At the beginning, expectations were that “Vatican reform” under Pope Francis would mean a substantially diminished role for the Secretariat of State, traditionally the place’s 800-pound gorilla. Of late, however, things have been trending in the other direction, and in Cardinal Pietro Parolin, we may be looking at the most powerful Cardinal Secretary of State since Eugenio Pacelli in the 1930s.

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