Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Victor Fernández’

Transgender people can be baptised

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

The Vatican has affirmed that transgender individuals are eligible to participate as godparents and witnesses in Roman Catholic sacraments of baptism and marriage, and they can be baptised. The Vatican’s document, signed by Pope Francis and Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, was published on the Holy See’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith website on Read more

Synod will disappoint liberal and conservative Catholics

Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Liberal and conservative Catholics who anticipate significant shifts in Catholic teaching and practice from the upcoming session of the Synod of Bishops are likely to be let down. The comments come from the Vatican’s new doctrinal chief, Cardinal Victor Fernández. However, he is not ruling out the possibility of future change. Fernández says that those Read more

Doctrine of Faith Dicastery implements democratic query and complaints system

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Cardinal Fernández

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, the newly appointed head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF), has introduced a “democratic system” for addressing queries and complaints within the department. This change reflects a departure from his previous practice of responding directly through social media channels such as Facebook. “I was used to Read more