- Dec 10, 2019
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.
Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals have reviewed a complete draft of the apostolic constitution that would govern the Roman Curia, the Vatican spokesman said.
As Pope Francis approaches his 5th anniversary, is he facing his own version of the second-term curse which often afflicts U.S. Presidents?
Cardinal Pietro Parolin says that the tensions unleashed by ‘Amoris Laetitia’ aren’t primarily about the details of its content, but the change in paradigm to which it’s calling the Church.
One important factor insulating the Vatican from attempted reforms is the near-impossibility of firing people, but changing that might require a degree of ruthlessness alien to the system.
As 2017 draws to a close, a look at the salient moments of the year at the Vatican.