The promotion of a “clean finance in which the ‘merchants’ are prevented from speculating in that sacred ‘temple’ which is humanity” is a cause “particularly dear to my heart”, Pope Francis said on Thursday to evaluators of the Moneyval Programme visiting the Vatican for an inspection.
The director of the Spanish edition of the periodical Il mio Papa, Carmen Magallón, interviewed Pope Francis in an article published on Wednesday.
In his General Audience today, Pope Francis warned against narcissistic piety, cautioning that “prayer is not about locking oneself up with the Lord to make one’s soul appear beautiful: no, this is not prayer, this is false prayer”. Rather, “the proof of prayer is the real love of one’s neighbour”, the pontiff insisted.
After individual meetings over the past month with the Pope’s nuncio in Paris, Frenchwomen aiming to shatter the stained-glass ceiling and access traditionally male-only Catholic roles have shared their dream of an “egalitarian Church truly inspired by the message of Christ”.
French laypeople have decried the “huge damage” being done by clericalism, and have demanded a say in a much-needed “rebirth of the Church”.
The US Bishops have said they are “disappointed” at President Donald Trump’s “heartbreaking” cut to the number of refugee admissions into the country.
A Catholic theologian is urging the Church to denounce the “sin” of “animal slavery”.
The struggle of women to occupy important positions in the Church took an important step forward this Friday when the last of seven women “apostles” who are asking for equal treatment in the Church in France was received by the apostolic nuncio in that country, Celestino Migliore.
“Please don’t pretend to be synodal if you are unprepared to actually listen”, Catholic women have told the Pope ahead of the publication this weekend of his new encyclical with the “sexist” title ‘Brothers all’.
In a High-level meeting at the UN, the Holy See has decried the “dehumanisation, violence and brutality” suffered by women and girls worldwide.
The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, sent a video message to an online UN summit on biodiversity on September 30.
The bishops of the German state of Bavaria are standing behind an abbess who is being prosecuted for sheltering asylum seekers.
A Spanish theologian has said that the marginalisation of women is an “enormous impoverishment” for the Church.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin received members of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Measures against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (Moneyval) of the Council of Europe, which began its evaluation visit to the Vatican on Wednesday.
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In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis hit out at what he called the “false prophets” of “trickle-down” economics, lamenting that “the glass grows and grows and never overflows to the poor”. “We must be careful”, he warned.
In view of their recent Plenary Assembly, the Presidents of the National European Bishops’ Conferences prepared for the meeting by completing a questionnaire on “The Church during the COVID-19 pandemic” with information from their respective Bishops’ Conferences.
“Why are bishops, cardinals and popes afraid of women in the ministry?”, a theologian has asked.
Vulnerability to human trafficking and hunger is rising at an alarming rate among poor and vulnerable people, according to Catholic Sisters working in those communities around the world.
“We see the face of Jesus in the faces of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, strangers and prisoners; Christ calls us to help”, Pope Francis has recalled.
A former Irish president has blasted the “self-serving… little old men” running the Church, warning them “people are walking away” from Catholicism “in droves”.
The first church built from scratch in Turkish territory since 1923 – the year of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey – is going up in record time.
“Immigrants and refugees are a blessing to our country”, the US Bishops have told Congress.
Caritas Europa has voiced disappointment in the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration unveiled Wednesday at European Union headquarters in Brussels.
German Catholic women have demanded that their bishops address the power imbalance in the Church, denouncing that in Catholicism “we women are still a long way from being where we belong”.
500 Catholic women worldwide have clamoured in an online liturgy for women’s ordination, hearing a sermon that asked: “What have we done with the God of Mary’s Magnificat?”