Posts Tagged ‘Vatican news’

14,000 people per priest worldwide Comments 0

Monday, October 19th, 2020
Catholics is on the rise

New data released by the Vatican shows the number of Catholics is on the rise worldwide. However, the reduction in the numbers of priests is placing pressure on the fewer clergy. The number of Catholics grew 16 million to 1.33 billion in the past year according to figures released by the Vatican ahead of 2020 Read more

Vatican decrees compulsory face covering outdoors Comments 0

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

The Vatican says people must wear a face covering  when they’re outdoors in the Vatican City State to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Bishop Fernando Vérgez, Secretary General of the Governorate of Vatican City State, says face covering masks should be worn “in the open air and in all workplaces where distance cannot Read more

Cardinal Pell has returned to Rome – but why? Comments 0

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Cardinal George Pell has returned to Rome. It is the first time Pell has returned to the Holy See since 2017, since he left to face historic child abuse charges. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed Pell, then aged 73, to lead the Vatican Secretariat of State. His role was to reform the Vatican’s finances. However, Read more

Cardinal Tagle opens up about contracting COVID Comments 0

Monday, September 28th, 2020

The prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, has recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Last Friday the cardinal discussed his experience during the coronavirus quarantine and his recovery. Speaking at an online conference for Catholic educators, he admitted struggling with “fear and anxiety” during the isolation. “But getting Read more

Belarus re-invites Pope to visit Comments 0

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Belarus has renewed its 2016 invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country. Vladimir Makei, the Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs, reiterated the invitation during a meeting with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, who is the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States. Makei told Gallagher, who was visiting Belarus, that the invitation remained open despite tensions Read more