Posts Tagged ‘Edward Pentin’

Worries over cardinals coming from tiny nations like Tonga

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Concerns have been raised over the appointments by Pope Francis of cardinals from very small nations like Tonga. In an article in the National Catholic Register, Rome correspondent Edward Pentin wrote that Francis’s choice of cardinals is among the indicators of his pontificate’s direction. Pentin noted that Francis has chosen not to award “so many Read more

New book questions whether family synod rigged

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Some controversial statements in an interim report at last year’s extraordinary family synod did not reflect synod fathers’ discussions, a new book claims. Vatican reporter Edward Pentin has written “The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation of Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family”. The Relatio post disceptationem, or interim report, released Read more

Family synod fathers stopped from seeing marriage book

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

A Vatican department allegedly stopped copies of a book defending the Church’s teaching on marriage from getting to many attendees at last year’s synod. “Remaining in the Truth of Christ” contained contributions from the Vatican’s doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller, church historian Cardinal Walter Brandmüller and American Cardinal Raymond Burke. The book aimed to counter Read more

Former spy tells of campaign to discredit Pius XII

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Further evidence of a Soviet plot to frame Pope Pius XII as “Hitler’s Pope” has been revealed in a new book co-authored by a former Romanian intelligence chief. Ion Mihai Pacepa, who defected to the United States in 1978, previously claimed he was part of a KGB-led campaign of disinformation to discredit the wartime pontiff, Read more