After this Saturday’s consistory, Europeans will make up 42% of cardinals eligible to vote for the next Pope, down from 52% in 2013
Polish Bishops ask Vatican to “clarify” accusations against former Pope’s private secretary Cardinal Dziwisz as former nuncio in Paris goes on trial for alleged sex assault
In wake of report into predator former cardinal Archbishop of Washington, SNAP asks for “the specifics of who else knew” about crimes as it also appeals to president-elect Biden for help
Bishop of Metuchen – where predator former Archbishop of Washington served between 1981-86 – says he is “disgusted and appalled” by latest revelations
Holy See acknowledges case of abusive former Archbishop of Washington “remains an open wound” but says Church learning from “omissions, underestimations and wrong choices”
“Though he is not changing moral teaching, he is departing from traditional Catholic rhetoric and offering an inclusive, merciful vision to guide Church practice”
“It is striking the lack of imagination of the traditionalist sector of the Church in labelling as communist everything that does not fall within the dogmas of economic neoliberalism”
The under-secretary of the Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section welcomes Francis’ theological and pastoral spotlight on “the contextual aspect of the truth”
“Everything rigid and immovable goes against the essence of the Church and the Spirit that guides it”, a German Church historian has declared.
An Irish priest has taken down conservative critics of Pope Francis, denouncing that “they have little purchase on either reality or substance”.
With Pope Francis’ 2013 arrival to the pontificate, fresh air came into the Church. The air became less rarefied and we saw a pope closer to the people.
Papal confidant Father Antonio Spadaro SJ says the next pope “wont be able to go back” on Francis’ reforms.
Cardinal Angelo Scola has called the attacks on Pope Francis “a decisively negative phenomenon” that should be “eradicated as soon as possible”.
Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, the infamous 1994 apostolic letter by Pope St. John Paul II on “reserving priestly ordination to men alone,” was a brutal abuse of religious authority.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI left the quiet of the Mater Ecclesiae monastery in the Vatican for a visit to Germany to be close to his brother, Georg. Georg is 96 and in poor health.
Pope Francis celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of St John Paul II by offering Holy Mass at the altar where the Polish pope is buried in St. Peter’s Basilica.
A German theologian has taken aim at Benedict XVI over a screed from the Pope Emeritus on a supposed global “dictatorship of humanist ideologies”, calling the retired pontiff’s words “fantasy”.
(Source: CD/RISU) Just before the coronavirus quarantine, the Vatican opened the archives of Pius XII, the Pope during the period…