Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Pietro Parolin’

Long-awaited reform of Roman Curia almost ready

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin says the long-awaited constitution for a reformed Roman Curia is basically finished. It is now undergoing a legal review by the Church’s canon lawyers, he says. How the Catholic Church continues to deal with the clergy sex abuse crisis, bioethical issues in society and the upcoming Vatican maxi-trial Read more

Vatican not blocking Italian government’s LGBT rights move

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Accusations that the Vatican is trying to block Italy’s government from passing laws to further protect LGBT rights are unfounded, says the Vatican Secretary of State. Cardinal Pietro Parolin says he personally approved the diplomatic communication, which rather than attacking the LGBT community, was intended to express concerns over the proposed Italian legislation. The Vatican Read more

Sad loss of reason in Europe

Monday, April 12th, 2021
Europe faith and reason

The Vatican Secretary of State has said that euthanasia and abortion laws in Europe represent not only a loss of faith but also a loss of reason. “These anthropological changes that are taking place, losing the identity of the human person. Before a loss of faith, I would say that it is a loss of Read more

Pope Francis removes financial authority from Vatican’s Secretariat of State

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Pope Francis is removing the ability of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State to administer its own financial portfolio. This follows a major shake-up of authority among Vatican offices after a series of financial scandals that included the unusual resignation of a cardinal in September. In an Aug. 25 letter, made public by the Vatican Nov. Read more

Timing of Pell’s return to Rome and Becciu’s resignation coincidental

Monday, October 5th, 2020

There is no connection between the timing of Cardinal George Pell’s return to Rome and the recent resignation of Cardinal Angelo Becciu. Pell and Becciu were known rivals in the bid to reform the finances of the Holy See before Pell returned to Australia to face child sex abuse charges. “There is no connection between Read more

Vatican defends discussions with China

Monday, October 5th, 2020

The Vatican is defending its continued discussions with China about bishop nominations. Critics of the 2018 accord say Francis sold out the underground faithful. But the deal was – and is – necessary to the life of the Catholic Church in China, says Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. In the Holy See’s most Read more

Vatican prosecutors investigate lay secretariat official

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Vatican prosecutors are investigating a lay official who oversaw investments for the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. The investigation is probing the secretariat official’s appointment as a director of a company owned by the financier who brokered the deal for a London luxury apartment building. Vatican prosecutors are also continuing to look into suspicious financial transactions Read more

Cardinal denies allegations of financial mismanagement

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Italian Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, rejects accusations of financial mismanagement that claim he “played and tampered with the money of the poor”. Nearly a month after private documents about a property deal involving the Vatican leaked to the press, Becciu explained his side of the story. The Peter’s Read more

Violence based on religious grounds must end

Monday, September 30th, 2019
persecution of christians

The European Union and representatives from seven countries denounced the worldwide persecution of Christians on Sept. 27 at the United Nations. The panel discussion, held during the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly, was co-hosted by the permanent missions of Hungary and Brazil. The event, “Rebuilding Lives, Rebuilding Communities: Ensuring a Future for Persecuted Read more

Pope tells it straight to Syria’s president

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

In a hand-delivered letter, Pope Francis told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad he is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in northern Syria’s Idlib region which has been the target of Russian-backed airstrikes since April. He also asked for the safe return of the millions of people displaced by years of fighting, information for the families Read more