- Aug 10, 2020
It is hard for the pope to distance himself from the string of sexual abuse scandals affecting high-ranking clerics. He needs to take drastic action if he is to salvage the Church’s reputation on sex abuse.
A Kafka-esque experience of the Italian gas company Eni illustrates the cultural challenges to Vatican reform.
Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the pope’s former chief of staff, says that it’s “too early” to judge the state of Vatican reform.
Five years after its creation, the council of nine cardinals, or C9, tasked with advising Pope Francis and shaping the reform of the Roman Curia, has released a first draft of a constitution outlining the pontiff’s vision for the Vatican.
The Institute for the Works of Religion, commonly known as the Vatican bank, seeks to follow Catholic ethical practices in investments, according to its latest annual report.
Pope Francis has updated the statutes of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, adding among other things a specific reference to the office’s responsibility for promoting a deeper reflection on the role of women in the Church and society.