Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Christophe Pierre’

Vatican sanction does not worry controversial bishop

Thursday, May 25th, 2023
Strickland faces disciplinary action

Texas bishop Joseph Strickland does not seem to care about possible Vatican disciplinary action. According to multiple sources, the controversial bishop faces Vatican sanction for challenging Pope Francis’ papal authority. Strickland (pictured), is known for his conservative views and provocative statements. He has drawn criticism for various issues, including support for unvaccinated priests and participating Read more

Vatican ambassador says church cannot be ‘stuck in the past’

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, said he is “convinced that the church today is in need of an eye-opening experience,” similar to the experience of the two disciples who encountered Jesus along the road to Emmaus following the Resurrection, but who did not recognise him until they shared a meal. “We Read more

Bishops elect anti-Francis archbishop as new president

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

The US bishops have sent a clear message of rejection to Pope Francis by selecting Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who heads the Archdiocese for the Military Services, as president of the bishops’ conference. The bishops’ choice of new leadership revealed the deeper ecclesiological orientation of the body. They had to decide if they wanted to be Read more

A divided church will never lead people

Thursday, November 18th, 2021
divided church will never lead

The Pope’s apostolic nuncio to the United States addressed the US bishops on Tuesday, where he stressed, “a divided church will never lead people to where it should be.” In a 30 minute address during the two-day US bishops’ general assembly, Archbishop Christophe Pierre spoke about synodality, abortion, racism and the Eucharist. He also emphasised Read more

Vatican’s new Nuncio in Washington once served in Wellington

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. Older catholics will remember that Pierre served as the secretary at the Nunciature in New Zealand. He came to New Zealand in 1977. It was his first appointment after he joined the Vatican’s diplomatic service. A Read more

Pope Francis to appoint new ambassador to the United States

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The Vatican will appoint Archbishop Christophe Pierre to be the new ambassador to the United States, replacing an ambassador whose tenure has sparked controversy, reports say. The Jesuit news organization America and longtime Vatican reporter Sandro Magister said Thursday that they expect Pierre will be appointed the Apostolic Nuncio, though the Holy See has not Read more