Posts Tagged ‘Romania’

Don’t wait for theologians – share the Eucharist now Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Until now, church officials have always said theological agreement between the various Christian churches is needed before Christian unity or Eucharistic sharing could be possible. That may have changed during an in-flight press conference on Sunday as Pope Francis returned to Rome after visiting Romania. Asked what advice he could offer Romanians about the relationship Read more

St Andrew: A saint of division Comments 0

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

For all his ubiquity, the biblical Andrew is a shadowy figure. In one of a handful of scriptural references, he is the apostle who tells Jesus that five loaves and two fishes won’t feed 5,000 people; a miracle soon proves otherwise. Like other widely honoured saints, Andrew himself defies the laws of finitude by appealing Read more

Former spy tells of campaign to discredit Pius XII Comments 1

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Further evidence of a Soviet plot to frame Pope Pius XII as “Hitler’s Pope” has been revealed in a new book co-authored by a former Romanian intelligence chief. Ion Mihai Pacepa, who defected to the United States in 1978, previously claimed he was part of a KGB-led campaign of disinformation to discredit the wartime pontiff, Read more