Posts Tagged ‘Vatican’

Vatican says three cardinals leaving C9 won’t be replaced Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Pope Francis has released three cardinals from the C9 – his Council of Cardinals. Members of the Council (known as the C9 because there are nine cardinals making up the papal advisory group) advise the pope on Church governance and reform. Its work places a special emphasis on the reform of Pastor Bonus, the apostolic Read more

Vatican owes Rome €5 billion Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

The Vatican owes Rome some 5 billion euros. The Court of Justice of the European €Union (CJEU) ordered Italy to recover the ICI property tax that the catholic Church never paid to the Italian government. The European judges have decided to rule out a 2012 decision of the European Commission and a 2016 judgment of Read more

Vatican tells US bishops not to vote Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The Vatican has told US Catholic bishops not to vote on proposed new steps their Conference has developed to address the clergy sex abuse crisis. The directive not to vote came from the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, said US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. DiNardo said he was told the evening before Read more

Cardinal Parolin discusses skeleton found in the Vatican Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Despite widespread speculation in the Italian media, the Vatican has not assumed the skeleton found in the Vatican Nunciature is Emanuela Orlandi, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has told reporters. Orlandi was 15-year-old Vatican citizen who disappeared 35 years ago. “I do not know who connected this case with Orlandi,” he added. Parolin told journalists the facts Read more

Human remains found at Vatican may be missing girl Comments 0

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Human remains have been found at the Vatican’s embassy to Italy in Rome. The Holy See says the police are investigating the find and that forensic experts have been tasked with determining the “age, sex and date of death” of the body. Rome’s Chief Prosecutor, Giuseppe Pighatone, has tasked the Scientific Police and a mobile Read more

Vatican ‘suffragettes’. Women want a vote in a man’s Church Comments 0

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Catholic women say there’s a clerical stained glass ceiling in the Vatican, and they want to shatter it. They want to vote in major policy meetings. They want Pope Francis to deliver on his promise to put more women in senior positions in the Holy See’s administration. And some of them say they want to Read more

Meet the man with the keys to the Vatican Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Gianni Crea is intimately familiar with the contours of history. Almost every morning for the past six years, he’s opened the doors to the Vatican Museums. He’s experienced the stillness of the Sistine Chapel at dawn, studied the shadows of Caravaggio, and admired the textures of ancient Egypt. “Yes, I’m a key keeper, head key Read more

Meet a Vatican Tailor Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Measure, pin, cut and sew. Once a high-fashion tailor, Ety Cicioni is now customizing cardinal cassocks and Swiss Guard uniforms in a quaint office in the barracks of the papal soldiers, across from the entrance of St. Anne’s Door. It has been 22 years since Cicioni began hand-crafting ecclesiastical garments. Continue reading Related Posts:Versace, Vogue Read more

China and Vatican to sign landmark deal Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Under a new landmark deal with the Vatican, Beijing will recognise Pope Francis as the head of China’s Catholics. In return, the Vatican will recognise excommunicated Chinese bishops. The deal will end a long struggle between Beijing’s Communist rulers and the pope over who chooses the leaders of Catholicism in China. “It is a baby Read more

Pope must admit Vatican disregard for abused on Irish visit Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Irish visit

When Pope Francis comes to Ireland in two weeks’ time it will be 39 years since the last visit by a head of the Catholic Church. Since then the status of the church in Ireland has declined dramatically. Those identifying as Catholic are down by 20 per cent, according to the last census. Mass attendance Read more