Posts Tagged ‘Lombardi’

Vatican reacts to Cloyne report

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

A leading church official rejected harsh criticism of the Vatican in the wake the Cloyne report. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, told Vatican Radio July 19 that much of the criticism failed to take into account the efforts of Pope Benedict XVI and other church officials to prevent future cases of child sexual Read more

Vatican e-learning centre to shelter victims of molestation

Friday, June 24th, 2011

A Vatican e-learning centre is being developed to help shield victims of molestation. The Centre, available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, will provide information for victims and guidance to those who are in the position to respond to abuse cases. “We want people to know that we are serious about this and that we think Read more

“Green Pope” to get hybrid Popemobile

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Mercedes-Benz is making a hybrid Popemobile for Benedict XVI, often dubbed the ‘green Pope’ by Italian media. According to the German weekly paper Wirtschaftswoche, it is expected the green Popemobile would be ready for Benedict’s visit to Germany in September. Vatican Spokesman Federico Lombardi told news agency AFP that the car, which is currently under Read more

Bin Laden’s death not a cause for celebration

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The Vatican said the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, a man who sowed division and hatred and who caused “innumerable” deaths, should prompt serious reflection about one’s responsibility before God, not rejoicing. The Vatican statement May 2 came the day after President Barack Obama announced that U.S. forces had killed bin Laden in Read more