The month-long demonstrations – triggered by a controversial abortion ruling – are the country’s largest since Solidarity, drawing nearly half a million women and their supporters daily
“We are here together to build the world of tomorrow where nobody will be left behind”, participants declare at outset of ‘Economy of Francesco’ event
Lay accountability group finds 30% of local Churches either not providing any information online or posting only unaudited reports
In wake of corruption scandals, Francis shifts financial authority away from Secretariat of State to Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
“The world will be destroyed by politics without principles, by wealth without work, by business without ethics”, warns Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, quoting Gandhi
After 18 years at the helm, Archbishop of Avignon trying to “save face” seven months out from likely retirement, laypeople denounce
“The Church has to be courageous. It has to live off what everyone else lives off: not off religious belief, but off work and productiveness”
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.
A Vaticanist is urging the Pope to bring transparency to the “circus” of disinformation on the latest round of Holy See financial scandals.
The Vatican ‘economy minister’ has called for “transparency” around shady Church investments, and has admitted that “it is possible that the Holy See has been cheated”.
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.
A cardinal who was fired by Pope Francis Thursday caused a “huge black hole” in Church finances by funnelling funds to offshore investments and family businesses, according to a media report.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Angelo Becciu as a cardinal and as the prefect of the Vatican saints’ department.
In a discourse delivered to the final meeting of the 28th Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Economic and Environmental Forum, Archbishop Charles Balvo, apostolic nuncio to the Czech Republic and head of the Holy See’s delegation, underlined that “corruption is a real danger to the peace and security of our OSCE region.”
The news being reported by the media these days about the violence and stupidities that have been committed in Spain in past years forces us to think (once again) about the danger that religion can be. A danger for peace, for politics, for society and for the coexistence of citizens, etc.
The Cologne archdiocese in Germany is planning to slash the number of its parishes from 500 currently to 50 or 60 in ten years.
An Irish priest has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a “huge question-mark” on the Church’s financial viability.
The laypeople of the US organisation Voice of the Faithful have criticised a “lack of accountability” in a Vatican order that a disgraced bishop pay back only a fraction of the funds he misused.
“People are worth more than things, they are more valuable than any riches we possess”, Pope Francis has stressed.
A recent action by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) suggests that it is rebranding itself as the US Conference of Censoring Bishops.
Is the fact of more women on the Vatican economic council a “progressive step” from the Pope or just a “fig leaf” covering up inequality?
“The Church cannot do without the charisms and vocations of women. She must use this great treasure in order to be able to proclaim the Gospel”, a new lay female Vatican economic council member has said.
The Vatican is facing more pushback on its new parish instruction, this time from the Church in Malta on the subject of fees for the sacraments.
Pope Francis has named six laywomen experts to the Vatican Council for the Economy and confirmed German Cardinal Reinhard Marx as coordinator of the financial oversight group.
The new layman ‘number two’ in the Vatican ‘economy ministry’ wants to challenge the perception that “only priests and nuns matter in the Church”.
“Power, money, relationships… The Church lives a lot of things that contradict what Jesus said and did”, a Spanish theologian has written.
The income the German Church receives from the ‘Church tax’ has hit a new high despite the record drop recently recorded in Catholic membership.
Irish laypeople have deplored their bishops’ financial opacity and clericalism in managing diocesan accounts.