Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Robert Sarah’

Vatican urges return to in-person Mass as soon as possible Comments 0

Monday, September 14th, 2020

The Vatican said Saturday it was “necessary and urgent” to return to in-person Mass as soon as anti-coronavirus measures permit. The head of the Vatican’s liturgy office, Cardinal Robert Sarah, said in a letter to bishops conferences that virtual liturgies, while useful, were no replacement for the real thing. He said physical presence by the Read more

Controversal cardinal and papal ‘adversary’ keeps his job Comments 0

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Cardinal Robert Sarah says he will continue to serve as the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, even though his is now over 75 years old. Bishops must submit their resignation to the pope when they turn 75. Sarah celebrated his 75th birthday on 15 June. Two days later on June 17 in a Read more

COVID conspiracy leaves Cardinal clambering Comments 0

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Cardinal Robert Sarah is implicated in a petition signed by  Catholic conservatives claiming the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an “overhyped pretext to deprive the faithful of Mass and impose a new world order”. Sarah (pictured), is head of the Vatican’s liturgy office and is supposedly the highest-ranking signatory. However, he claims he never signed the Read more

“Take-out” communion is “insane” Comments 0

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Many Catholic bishops are discussing the practical aspects of resuming public Masses, now the initial coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions are easing. One of their concerns is what to do about distributing communion, which is considered a “high risk of contagion” moment. Cardinal Robert Sarah, (pictured) who is the head of the Vatican’s liturgical office, has Read more

Pope Francis approves new ‘Mass in Time of Pandemic’ Comments 0

Monday, April 6th, 2020

A new ‘Mass in Time of Pandemic’ and a special intention to be used during this year’s Good Friday liturgy have been approved by Pope Francis. Francis approved the two new liturgical texts for use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, wrote the decree accompanying Read more

Archbishop Gänswein – change of duties downplayed at Vatican Comments 0

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The Vatican is saying little about a change in duties for Archbishop Gänswein. The Holy See Press Office says the long-time secretary of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has had his duties as prefect of the papal household “reallocated to others”. It is downplaying 63-year-old Georg Gänswein’s absence from several papal audiences over the past few Read more

With Tagle to Rome, Francis signals more changes to come in Vatican posts Comments 0

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

As Francis did last month when he appointed a fellow Jesuit, Fr. Juan Guerrero Alves, to take charge at the Secretariat for the Economy, the pope is filling a high-level Vatican post with a known friend and supporter of his reform agenda. And some observers wonder if this is the start of a trend that Read more

Cardinal says defending migration misinterprets the Gospels Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

At about the same time as Pope Francis was defending migration during his visit to Morocco, Cardinal Robert Sarah was saying promoting migration is a misinterpretation of Gospels. Where Francis said politicians who build walls to keep migrants out would become prisoners of those barriers, Sarah said priests and bishops who defend migration are “bewitched” Read more

Church is a ‘Den of Darkness’ because bishops avoid truth and clarity Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

For Curia Cardinal Robert Sarah the Church has become a “den of darkness” and a “cave of thieves. Certain men of God have turned into “agents of the Evil one. “We have betrayed like Judas.” Sarah calls relativism “the mask of Judas, dressed as an intellectual.” “We tolerate everything” and “Catholic doctrine is put in Read more

Pope Francis corrects cardinal’s comments on translation of liturgical texts Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Pope Francis has issued a public correction to an article by Cardinal Robert Sarah about the changes the Pope has made to the way liturgical texts are to be translated from the original Latin into local languages. Sarah, a 72-year-old Guinean is the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Read more