Posts Tagged ‘La Repubblica’

Does Hell Exist? And Did the Pope Give an Answer?

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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The Vatican felt obliged this week to reaffirm that Pope Francis believes in a central tenet of Catholicism, that there is a hell. That odd declaration came after the newspaper La Repubblica published a front-page article on Thursday by an atheist, left-wing and anticlerical giant of Italian journalism, who reported that during a recent meeting Read more

Journalist banned from Pope Francis’s plane

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The Vatican has banned an Italian journalist from travelling on the papal plane during Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba and the United States later this year. Experienced Vatican correspondent Marco Ansaldo will be forced to seek alternative transport to cover the visit. The sanction comes as punishment for his newspaper’s role in breaching an embargo Read more

Vatican buys 500 packages of cigarettes a month

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Vatican buys 500 packages of cigarettes a month, according to a new report on its financial affairs. In a letter to Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, an official of the Vatican governate reported the purchases. Cardinals serving at the Vatican have been receiving a 20 per cent discount on Read more

Vatican denies Pope’s reported remarks on celibacy and abuse

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Vatican is disputing the accuracy of comments attributed to Pope Francis on priestly celibacy and the extent of paedophilia in the clergy. On July 13, Rome daily La Repubblica ran an article by its former editor Eugenio Scalfari, based on an interview he did with the Pope on July 10. The Pope reportedly described Read more

Former Vatican secretary of state denies luxury living reports

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Former Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has defended himself against accusations he is living in a luxury apartment in the Vatican. On April 20, Italian daily La Repubblica reported that the cardinal was moving into a lavish 6500 square foot apartment in the Vatican’s San Carlo Palace. This was while Pope Francis was Read more

Pope Francis laments ‘Vatican-centric’ curia

Friday, October 4th, 2013

In a wide-ranging interview with a left-leaning Italian newspaper, Pope Francis has lamented a “Vatican-centric” view prevailing within the Roman Curia and said “I’ll do everything I can to change it”. On the subject of Church leaders, he said: “You know what I think about this? Heads of the Church have often been narcissists, flattered Read more