Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga’

Pope’s plan to reform Vatican Curia Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019
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A new apostolic constitution for the Roman Curia which will shake up church’s central administration is almost ready to be published. Pope Francis and the council of cardinals propose all activity in the Roman Curia should be united under a simple mission: evangelisation. The new constitution, “Praedicate Evangelium” (“Preach the Gospel”), is expected to set Read more

Pope Francis urged to take holiday amid health speculation Comments 1

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Pope Francis’s advisors have asked him to take a holiday this year, as he sometimes gets very fatigued. In the first year of his pontificate, amid a hectic schedule, Pope Francis did not have a break and did not even spend time at the traditional papal summer retreat at Castel Gandolfo. Church officials have said Read more

Communion for divorced not main focus of family synod Comments 0

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

One of Pope Francis’s closest advisors says the issue of Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics is not the main focus of the upcoming synod on the family. Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said the synod’s focus will be mainly on “pastoral conversion” in how the Church forms and nourishes marriage and families. The cardinal Read more

Top cardinal says Francis’s plans for Church face Curia opposition Comments 0

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Pope Francis’s efforts to build a new way of “being Church” are facing increased opposition from within the Roman Curia, a leading cardinal says. Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said this during an address to Franciscan provincials in Florida, according to the National Catholic Reporter. The cardinal said Pope Francis is seeking to build a Read more

Cardinal Rodriguez had bumpy landing in Wellington Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A miscommunication between the Vatican and New Zealand church officials resulted in an adventurous arrival for Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga when he visited Wellington, New Zealand last week. Vatican authorities provided the New Zealand officials with the wrong arrival date and he arrived a day before he was expected. Cardinal Rodriguez survived a not unusual “bumpy” Read more

Rodriguez – Reform aims to make Curia simple and effective Comments 0

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, of Honduras, the president of the Council of eight (C8) which Pope Francis has called to advise him on administrative reform, was in Wellington last week. He came there straight from the first meeting of C8. Wellington’s Catholic newspaper, Wel-Com reports that Cardinal Rodriguez said the C8 plans to help the Read more

Pope Francis, cardinals set to rewrite Church’s constitution Comments 0

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Pope Francis and eight cardinals are set to meet at the Vatican this week to revise the Church’s constitution, news reports said. The Telegraph quoted Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras saying the cardinal have received suggestions on Vatican reform from around the world. The current Church constitution was drawn up in 1988 by Pope Read more