- Sep 18, 2020
The Vatican announced Tuesday that internal investigators have seized documents and computers from the office and residence of the former head of a powerful department responsible for investments.
“They want to strike the papacy,” Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said in an interview with Italy’s largest-circulation daily newspaper, La Repubblica. “First they depicted a church largely made up of pedophiles, now they’re suggesting economic recklessness, but it’s not so.”
A mural depicting a chained and jailed image of Australian Cardinal George Pell has appeared not far from the Vatican July 30.
The case of Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta is embarrassing for Pope Francis both in terms of the fight against clerical abuse and also the Vatican’s financial clean-up.
With Vatican reforms, major trips and key personnel moves all looming, 2019 looks like a big year for Pope Francis.
No matter what he does, Pope Francis will send a signal about the state of reform in his speech to the Roman Curia on Friday.