The Pope is worried about Vatican debt. So much so, that he has asked one of his most trusted advisers to put austerity measures into place to safeguard the financial future of the Holy See.
An Australian descendant of Holocaust survivors is denouncing that the Catholic Church in Poland stole her family’s land and history.
Today on Novena we begin a series gathering up some memorable quotes from the new cardinals named by Pope Francis on 1 September. First, from Jean-Claude Höllerich, S.J.
An Austrian-Brazilian bishop who has served for over five decades in the Amazon has suggested that the world’s industrialised nations are complicit in the destruction of the region.
528 million euros. That’s the amount the Spanish Catholic Church takes into its coffers every year that falls outside the control of the taxman.
The outgoing General Secretary of a key delegation of bishops to the European Union in Brussels has called on EU leaders to “rethink democratic processes” on the continent so as to overcome their problem of “legitimacy”.
Euthanasia may be appear to be freedom but in fact it is utilitarianism, the reduction of the sick person to a thing, the Pope said.
The Pope met Saturday with victims of Spain’s “stolen babies” scandal, the dark chapter of the country’s history that saw up to 300,000 children stolen from their families and given to households loyal to the Franco dictatorship.
Belarus is known as “Europe’s last dictatorship”. Life in this country, bordering Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine and Poland, is hard for everyone.
Pope Francis named 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday, including prelates from Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Italy and Lithuania.
The Pope has deplored the “sin”, “selfishness” and “greedy desire to possess and exploit” that mar humankind’s care for the “precious gift” of the environment.
The bishops of Germany and Poland have pledged “to strengthen and deepen the unity of Europe” on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.