Posts Tagged ‘Vatican’

Cardinal Zen targets Vatican silence on China, Hong Kong Comments 0

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Cardinal Joseph Zen has taken aim at the Vatican for its silence on Hong Kong, the Uyghur concentration camps in Xinjiang and growing religious repression in mainland China. The city’s cardinal emeritus, who has been politically active in protests against any encroaching power by Beijing, used international media to take aim at the Holy See Read more

Vatican appears to rebuke new US West Bank settlement policy Comments 0

Monday, November 25th, 2019

In what appears to be a rare public rebuke of U.S. foreign policy, the Vatican issued a statement Thursday, reaffirming its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and calling on Israel to reside “within the borders recognized by the international community”. ”The communique follows this week’s controversial announcement that the U.S. government is reversing Read more

New head of Vatican’s economy office needs pope’s strong backing to succeed Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

When Father Juan Antonio Guerrero was announced as the new head of the Secretariat for the Economy, a collective ‘huh?’ could probably be heard across Rome. The Spanish Jesuit is not a Vatican veteran and has only been in Rome for about two years, where he oversaw the various Jesuit institutions located in and around Read more

Vatican, big-tech team up to protect minors Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

A coalition of big-tech companies and institutions meeting at the Vatican starting Thursday (Nov. 14) seeks to create a safe environment for children on the internet through cooperation and concrete actions. The international and interreligious conference, “Promoting Digital Child Dignity: From Concept to Action,” was organized to combat the multiplying risks and challenges of the Read more

Why ‘Pachamama’ took a dip Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Last week, Vatican Media interviewed Fr. Paulo Suess, a German priest who has served for decades among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Fr. Suess is in Rome as an official of the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, and is regarded there as an expert on the region. The priest was asked about a Read more

Vatican offsetting Amazon Synod’s carbon emissions Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The Secretary General of the Synod of bishops on the Amazon, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, says the Vatican will offset the Synod’s carbon emissions. The Synod is expected to generate carbon emissions of 572,809kg. The forestry licenses for the reforestation of ​​50 hectares in the Amazon basin will offset the emissions. Baldisseri says air travel accounts Read more

Bishop heading fact-finding mission in Buffalo diocese Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has been appointed by the Vatican to conduct an investigation of the troubled Buffalo diocese in New York, where Bishop Richard Malone faces accusations of covering up sexual abuse by priests. The announcement was made late October 3 by the Brooklyn Diocese, following a request from the papal embassy in Read more

Violence based on religious grounds must end Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019
persecution of christians

The European Union and representatives from seven countries denounced the worldwide persecution of Christians on Sept. 27 at the United Nations. The panel discussion, held during the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly, was co-hosted by the permanent missions of Hungary and Brazil. The event, “Rebuilding Lives, Rebuilding Communities: Ensuring a Future for Persecuted Read more

Vatican restores Catholic status to school with gay teacher Comments 0

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

The Vatican has stopped an Indianapolis Archdiocese from stripping Jesuit high school of ‘Catholic’ label because it refused to sack a gay teacher. The teacher’s husband then lost his teaching job at another school when it followed the archdiocese’s directive. He is currently suing the archdiocese. The standoff between the Jesuit school and the archdiocese Read more

New Vatican law on abuse cover-up has hit-and-miss week Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019
abuse cover-up

When the Vatican announced new procedures to hold bishops accountable in May, the main question was: Will it work? The legislation – called Vos Estis Lux Mundi – enacted what is known as the Metropolitan Model, in which archbishops would play a prominent role in policing those bishops in their ecclesiastical province. This week, the Read more