Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Paglia’

Pope’s post-synod document on family life to come in March

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on family life will be published in March, a Vatican official says. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said this in an interview with a Portuguese Catholic agency. Archbishop Paglia said the document will “show that the Church is close to families in all stages of Read more

Prank call reveals Pope’s annoyance with Rome mayor

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

A prank call by an Italian radio station to a Vatican official has given clues as to Pope Francis’s exasperation with the mayor of Rome. La Zaretta (The Mosquito) made a phone call last week to Archbishop Vicenzo Paglia, the head of the Pontifical Council for the Family and a lead organiser of the World Meeting Read more

Pontifical council chief dropped from fraud probe

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The head of the Pontifical Council for the Family has been dropped from a criminal investigation into a real estate deal. An Italian judge ruled Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia was completely uninvolved in a scheme to buy a 14th-century castle and then re-sell it at a profit. The judge made the decision after a public prosecutor’s Read more

Pontifical Council for Family head under investigation

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family is under investigation by Italian authorities for alleged financial irregularities. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia is being investigated in connection with the sale of the historic San Girolamo castle four years ago. Two employees of Paglia’s former diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia have been arrested. Prosecutors are probing Paglia on Read more

Oscar Romero to be beatified in May in El Salvador

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero is to be beatified on May 23 in San Salvador. The ceremony will be in Plaza Divino Salvador del Mundo, said Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the chief promoter of the archbishop’s sainthood cause. Archbishop Paglia called the beatification a gift for the world, but particularly for the people of El Salvador.​ In February, Pope Read more

Archbishop Romero seen as martyr of Vatican II Church

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

A leading campaigner of the cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero believes the slain prelate was a martyr of the church of the Second Vatican Council. The postulator of the archbishop’s cause, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, said that Romero’s killers wanted “to strike the Church that flowed from the Second Vatican Council”. On February 3, Pope Francis Read more