A leaked questionnaire on potential bishops has pointed up shortcomings in the Vatican appointments process.
“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.
With the ‘blessing’ of Pope Francis, who has appointed women to senior positions in almost all of the Holy See’s offices, the participation of women in the Vatican’s decision-making structures has grown by almost 70% in recent years.
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”.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Argentina recently held an online seminar to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Pope Francis has elevated cardinals Luis Antonio Tagle and Beniamino Stella to the rank of cardinal bishop.
“We women can offer the world elements of communion, as small as they might be”, the highest-ever ranked female Vatican diplomat has said.
In the past ten years, both the overall number and the percentage of women working in the Vatican has grown.
“I Bambini sono speranza” (“Children are hope”) is the title of a just published children’s book composed of brief and simple texts by Pope Francis that encourage sharing, acceptance and love.
A Swiss bishop is floundering under allegations he covered up the sexual abuse of a cathedral priest.
Cardinal Marx has announced he will not seek a second term as head of the German Bishops’ Conference.
Is Church reform finally coming to Ireland? A new bishop has said he supports a “national gathering” for “deep reflection” on the Church’s future.
Married couples are evangelizers on the move who, open to the Holy Spirit, become models of married life with their closeness, gratuitousness and the leaven of their witness.
Among the youngest bishops of the Catholic Church, Ukrainians confidently take the leading positions.
Pope Francis has appointed Dr Francesca Di Giovanni, currently an official of the Secretariat of State, as under-secretary for the Section for Relations with States. She will be responsible for the multilateral sector.
January 11, at 7.30 pm, in the church of Sant’Egidio in Rome, the archbishop of Bologna, Matteo Zuppi, took possession of the cardinal title of Sant’Egidio.
An alleged case of sexual harassment is rocking a Swiss diocese, hurting an auxiliary bishop tapped for promotion to another diocese of his own.
The Archbishop of Dublin has decried the rise in Ireland “of groups which are clearly populist and racist”.
Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation as Dean of the College of Cardinals of Angelo Sodano – a prelate long questioned for his role in sex abuse cover-ups in Mexico, Germany, Chile, Austria, Ireland and even the ex-Cardinal McCarrick affair – and set via a motu proprio a five-year term limit for the Vatican post going forward.
A poster on a Vatican building for the new Two Popes movie could be the opening salvo in a “knives out” battle against the new ‘Red Pope’, the recently-named Prefect of the powerful Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide), Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle Gokim, the new Prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples – or ‘Red Pope’ for the power that position entails – has expressed his desire for more women and young people in Church leadership.
30% of candidates reject an appointment as bishop, a figure three times that of ten years ago, a Vatican cardinal has revealed.
A new Belgian bishop is surprisingly giving thanks for beer for giving him a head start on his new responsibilities.
The Pope’s new economy czar has been spotted in an American-led business management seminar in the Vatican.