Posts Tagged ‘Pontifical Council for the Family’

Pontifical Council for Family head under investigation

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family is under investigation by Italian authorities for alleged financial irregularities. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia is being investigated in connection with the sale of the historic San Girolamo castle four years ago. Two employees of Paglia’s former diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia have been arrested. Prosecutors are probing Paglia on Read more

Move on Communion for divorced and remarried denied

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

A Vatican department has taken the unusual step of issuing a public denial that it is preparing a document on the reception of Communion by Catholics who are divorced and remarried. The denial follows an article circulated by an Italian news agency claiming that Pope Francis had asked Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Read more

Mixed marriages bring extra challenges

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

When Catholics marry someone of a different religion they will face extra challenges — and Church leaders must learn how to help them meet the challenges of these mixed marriages, a Vatican official says. The secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Bishop Jean Laffitte, was commenting on a research project conducted by the Read more