Posts Tagged ‘Federico Lombardi’

Vatican describes George Pell’s testimony ‘dignified’

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi described the testimony made by Cardinal George Pell before the royal commission into child sexual abuse as “dignified.” Pell “must be accorded the appropriate acknowledgment for his dignified and coherent personal testimony, from which yet again there emerges an objective and lucid picture of the errors committed in many ecclesial Read more

Vatican dismisses report of Pope brain tumour

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The Vatican has dismissed as “baseless” a report that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumour. As reports of the story originally published in Italy’s Quotidiano Nazione spread around the world, the Vatican issued three denials. The report was called “a grave act of irresponsibility, absolutely inexcusable and unconscionable”. Quotidiano Nazionale reported on its front Read more

CDF official declares he is gay and has partner

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

An official at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith says he is homosexual, has a partner and that the Church’s stance on same-sex love is inhuman. In a long interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper on Saturday, Msgr Krzysztof Charamsa, 43, announced he is gay and has a partner. He later held Read more

Pope seen limping because of hip problem

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Pope Francis has a hip ailment and this has been the cause of him sometimes limping during his recent visit to Cuba and the United States. A Vatican spokesman said the Holy Father regularly gets physical therapy to address the problem. The 78-year-old Pontiff has been observed walking slowly with faltering steps and getting help Read more