Posts Tagged ‘Holy See’

Agreement reached on permanent Holy See representative to Vietnam Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019

A Holy See-Vietnam diplomacy working group, which met inside the Vatican this week, reached an agreement on establishing a permanent resident papal representative to the southeast Asian country. A resident papal representative is considered an intermediary step in diplomatic relations, below an apostolic nuncio. The Holy See and Vietnam have never had full diplomatic relations, Read more

Vatican issues statement following Cardinal Pell’s conviction Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Vatican is calling Cardinal George Pell’s conviction of sexual abuse of minors’  as “painful”, saying it “shocked many people”. In a statement, the Vatican acknowledges the “utmost respect for the Australian judicial authorities” and says the Vatican is waiting for the outcome of the appeals process. It says, (Pell) “has the right to defend Read more

Catholic business executive organisation suspends Holy See tithe Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018

A Catholic business executive organisation says it is “placing its annual donation to the Holy See in escrow until it has had questions of financial accountability clarified. “We certainly pledge our continued devotion to Holy Mother Church, and recognise the tithe has been an important commitment of Legatus since our founding,” a letter sent to Read more

Vatican tribunal convicts former Holy See diplomat Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018

The Vatican tribunal has sentenced a former Holy See diplomat to Washington to five years in prison and fined him €5,000. The Tribunal found Monsignor Carlo Capella guilty of the “possession and distribution of child pornography with the aggravating circumstance of its large quantity”. Capella’s was the first trial of its kind inside the Vatican. Read more

China’s five year plan to develop Catholic Church Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics and the Council of Chinese Bishops has approved the “Five-Year Plan of Development for the Sinicisation of the Catholic Church in China.” The plan aims to develop the Catholic Church altering religious principles and practices to match Chinese communist ideals and eliminate “foreign influence” ensuring governmental control of all Read more

Global action in drugs war needed says Vatican Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Global action in the war on drugs is needed, says Monsignor Janusz S. Urbańczyk head of the Holy See delegation to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna. Read more Related Posts:Clergy try mind-altering drugs for scientific researchHow to win the war on drugsVatican nuclear weapons offer false securityArchbishop appalled at Catholics behaviour

Top Vatican bank staff embezzled €50 million Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Accusations of embezzling and laundering €50 million have resulted in a former Vatican bank president and his lawyer being ordered to stand trial. The Vatican says the bank’s former president, Angelo Caloia, is the highest-ranking Holy See financial official to be indicted on such charges. Seventy-eight year-old Coloia, along with his lawyer, 94 year-old Gabriele Liuzzo, Read more

Holy See – too much diplomacy, too little faith Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong says the Holy See’s diplomacy seeks a compromise at all costs with the Chinese government, risking “to sell out the faithful Church”. Zen’s comments were made during Mass in his homily, where he recalled Fr. Wei Heping (Yu Heping), who died two years ago in mysterious and Read more

The first two days – Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s visit to Russia Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s four-day visit to Russia is stacked with meetings with government and Orthodox Church officials. The meetings’ focus is on finding peaceful solutions to global conflicts. After meeting with Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, Parolin – who is the Vatican Secretary of State and its top diplomat – said the meetings so far Read more

Holy See and the State of Israel working well together Comments 1

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Holy See and the State of Israel’s Bilateral Permanent Working Commission had a “cordial meeting” at Vatican City last week. The plenary meeting was led by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, Undersecretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States, and Mr. Tzachi Hanegbi, Minister for Regional Cooperation of the State of Israel. They were continuing negotiations Read more