Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Pietro Parolin’

Pope tells it straight to Syria’s president Comments 0

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

Media must report religious persecution – always Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Cardinal Pietro Parolin is calling on the media to highlight religious persecution wherever it occurs. Parolin, who is the Vatican Secretary of State, has condemned the ongoing abuse of religious freedom in many parts of the world. “Despite so many efforts to promote and reinforce the fundamental human right of religious freedom, we are actually Read more

Survival of the fittest – adapt or civilisation will collapse Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Civilisation will collapse unless we make some urgent changes, Sir David Attenborough told delegates from almost 200 nations at the UN Climate Summit (COP24) taking place in Katowice, Poland. “Right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” Attenborough said on Monday, just two months after a UN report underlined the need to keep Read more

South Korea’s Cardinal will go with Pope to North Korea Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

South Korea’s Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung says he would greatly welcome a visit from Pope Francis to North Korea and would be willing to accompany him during his trip. Yeom, who is the archbishop of Seoul, also serves as the acting chief of North Korea’s Pyongyang Diocese. According to Lee Hae-chan, the chief of the Read more

Vatican denies Spanish government’s take on Franco reburial Comments 0

Monday, November 5th, 2018

The Vatican has issued a statement saying the Spanish government’s suggestion that it opposes reburying General Francisco Franco‘s remains at Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral are incorrect. The Vatican press office says no agreement on the matter has been made. The confusion about what had been agreed to arose in the media early last week after Spain’s Read more

Landmark deal signed between Vatican and China Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018

A landmark deal on appointing new bishops was signed on Saturday between the Vatican and China’s ruling Communist Party. While welcoming the breakthrough “provisional agreement,” China’s Catholic Church reaffirmed its loyalty to the country’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday. The Vatican says the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China Read more

Pope accepts sex abuser Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, has resigned from the College of Cardinals after revelations that he sexually harassed or abused several young men. Until his resignation, McCarrick was one of the US church’s most senior prelates. Pope Francis has accepted his resignation. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, announced that “at the Read more

Individualism leads to ecological disaster Cardinal Parolin tells bishops Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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The ideology of individualism has a great impact on our approach to questions of ecology and the environment the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, told the bishops attending the assembly of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania  (FCBCO). “This ideology whose origins can be traced back to the Age of Enlightenment,” Read more

Divorced, remarried Catholics may receive Communion says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Pope Francis has approved the Argentinian bishops’ interpretation of his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (Joy of Love). The bishops have published a document saying some divorced and remarried Catholics may receive Holy Communion. Francis  says the document “explains precisely the meaning of Chapter VIII of ‘Amoris Laetitia.’ There are no other interpretations.” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Read more

New papal diplomat department established Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

A new papal diplomat department inside the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has been established. The department will oversee papal diplomats’ selection and work, career advancement and working conditions. Named the “Section for the Diplomatic Staff of the Holy See”, the new department will be led by Archbishop Jan Romeo Pawlowski. About 300 priest diplomats will Read more