Posts Tagged ‘Italian bishops conference’

“Covid pass” for many venues, but not for Mass

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Italy and France have introduced a “Covid pass” requiring citizens to show they have been vaccinated before being admitted to most indoor venues. So far, both countries have excluded the need for passes to be shown before attending Mass! The Italian government rolled out new rules requiring citizens to present a ‘Green Pass’ to be Read more

Italy’s synodal journey promises a societal focus

Monday, May 31st, 2021

An Italian cardinal says Italy’s “synodal journey” will be focusing on ways to resolve societal issues. Unlike the controversial issues the German bishops are grappling with in the “Synodal Way” taking place in Germany, Italy’s synodal journey begins with a different place, says Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti (pictured). “Ours is not a synod; it is a Read more

Pope approves changes to missal translation

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

The Italian bishops’ conference says a revised translation of the missal for Italy has been approved. Conference president Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti says Pope Francis authorised the publication of the revised translation of the third edition of the Messale Romano, which the bishops had approved last November. It will be some months before the books are Read more

Pope upset with some bishops delaying marriage annulment reform

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Some bishops’ failure to fully implement the Church’s revised marriage annulment procedures has drawn a rebuke from the pope. “I am saddened to note that the reform, after more than four years, remains far from being applied in most Italian dioceses,” Pope Francis, the bishop of Rome, told other members of the Italian bishops’ conference Read more

Conscience, heresy, Amoris Laetitia and Pope Francis

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Developing and using your conscience is of prime importance when working your way around moral questions, Pope Francis told the Italian Bishops Conference on Saturday. His comments aimed to help the bishops explore their conference theme: “The Gospel of Love between Conscience”. Drawing on Amoris Laetitia (AL), his 2015 post-synodial document, Francis defended AL’s stance Read more

Senior bishop says Church must listen to calls for change

Friday, May 16th, 2014

A senior Italian bishop says the Church should listen to arguments for gay relationships, Communion for divorcees and ending mandatory celibacy for priests. Bishop Nunzio Galantino, who is secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference (CEI), said he wants Church leaders to open their minds on these issues. “My wish for the Italian Church is that Read more