Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Angelo Sodano’

Irish foreign minister speaks of Vatican abuse deal Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

A former Irish foreign minister says a Vatican representative asked him for help to protect the Vatican from possible claims that might be made against the Church in the future. Dermot Ahern says a senior Vatican official sought him out to make an agreement in 2004. In the agreement, Ireland would indemnify the Catholic Church Read more

Dodgy Vatican monsignor forced to return items to churches Comments 0

Friday, October 31st, 2014

A former high ranking official at the Congregation for Clergy has been forced to return objects of value to churches in Turin. During Msgr Giovanni Carrù’s 20 years as pastor in a Turin parish, many paintings, statues, furniture and other objects were lost and then found in private homes. Two candelabra ended up being among Read more

Gomez, Mahony and the ‘Sodano Rule’ – Vatican politics Comments 0

Friday, February 15th, 2013

This column probably ought to carry a warning label: “The following piece of writing contains an apples-and-oranges comparison that may be hazardous to your intellectual health.” I’m going to compare two fights among senior churchmen, but the purpose is not to suggest they’re identical. Rather, it’s to understand what makes them different. The first term Read more