Posts Tagged ‘Italian bishops’

Italian bishops’ fete wrong pope

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Italian bishops were quick to congratulate the new pope. Too quick: They got the wrong man. The Italian Bishops’ Conference Wednesday sent a congratulatory email to one of their own, Milan Cardinal Scola — tipped as a hot conclave favorite. They quickly corrected themselves and issued a new message to the real winner, Argentine Jorge Read more

Italian bishops attack government over scandals

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Italy’s powerful Catholic Church issued a blistering attack on the ruling political class on Monday, saying the country needed to “purify the air” caused by sex and corruption scandals that have given it a bad name around the world. A speech by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco to fellow bishops stopped just short of asking for the Read more