Posts Tagged ‘Vatican reforms’

The Vatican’s quiet reformer Comments 0

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

It was an unusual way for a Vatican official to begin a talk at Oxford University’s shiny new school for public policy wonks: By commemorating a dead cardinal. And even more unusual when the official is a layman. After beginning with a joke that the Vatican had rather more thick walls and fewer windows than Read more

Cardinal Dew – many would be disappointed if old ways returned Comments 6

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Wellington’s Cardinal, John Dew, has been quoted in David Gibson’s U.S.Catholic blog which has also appeared in the Washington Post, Pope Francis has history, but not time, on his side in reform push. “There would be some people who would want to return” to the old ways, said Dew. But, “if things were to be Read more

New Vatican secretary of state says change will come to his office Comments 0

Friday, December 6th, 2013

The Vatican’s new secretary of state, considered one of the most powerful in the Vatican, said this week that he knows Pope Francis intends to reform his office. Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who took over as the Vatican’s secretary of state Oct. 15, said the pope and the group of eight cardinals advising him on church Read more

Vatican dismisses reports of women cardinals Comments 1

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The Vatican on Sunday dismissed as “nonsense” Irish media reports that Pope Francis might nominate two Irish women as cardinals. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said: “This is just nonsense… It is simply not a realistic possibility that Pope Francis will name women cardinals for the February consistory.” The Vatican statement came after reports said Read more

Pope listens to Vatican officials as reforms start Comments 0

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Pope Francis met for three hours with Vatican officials on Tuesday to hear their questions and suggestions about his ongoing reform of the Vatican bureaucracy. Some 30 people attended the meeting, which included the heads of the Vatican’s eight congregations and 12 councils, as well as top officials from the Church’s tribunals and from the Read more