Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Pietro Parolin’

Scottish development agency “gutted” Francis won’t attend COP26 climate summit

Monday, October 11th, 2021
Pope will not travel to COP26

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will not travel to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit but stopped short of giving a reason for his non-attendance. The Director of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Alistair Dutton, is said to be “gutted” over Francis no-show. The announcement was “an enormous disappointment for everyone who Read more

Reserves of goodness needed to confront world’s challenges

Monday, September 27th, 2021
Goodness needed to confront challenges

Humanity needed the “reserves of goodness present in human hearts” to confront the many challenges facing the world community says Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See made the comment in a video statement addressed to the General Debate of the UN General Assembly. Referring to the theme of the Debate, Read more

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