Cardinal Pell praises Pope Francis’ Curia reforms after financial scandals: ‘Disaster has been avoided’
Cardinal George Pell praised Pope Francis’ reforms to improve transparency in the institution while addressing questions raised by recent financial scandals in the Catholic Church.
Vatican archbishop hopes to challenge polarized U.S. abortion debate with Pope Francis’ pro-life ethic
The Vatican czar on life issues, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, is on a mission to bring Pope Francis’ holistic pro-life vision to the United States.
Outspoken papal critic Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released a letter Monday blaming “deep state” forces in the United States, the European Union and NATO for triggering the current war and demonizing Russia.
The number of Catholics in the world grew by more than 15 million from 2018 to 2019. But in Europe, the number of Catholic faithful decreased by almost 300,000.
Pope Francis called for greater female leadership in world affairs, telling the Women’s Forum G-20 that “our world needs the collaboration of women, their leadership and their abilities, as well as their intuition and their dedication.”
Pope Francis praises young climate activists (like Greta Thunberg) for ‘challenging the adult world’
But the pope also encouraged activists to help rebuild society’s “fabric of relationships” by working towards unity rather than division.
The preparation process and the 2023 Synod have the potential to revolutionize the way decisions are made in the Catholic Church and promote a more decentralized structure of authority.
“I’m completely immersed in something way bigger than myself,” actor Shia LaBeouf said in an Instagram post published by Capuchin Friar Hai Ho last week.
While the Taliban have promised not to shed any blood, some locals fear that the Islamist regime will lead to persecutions and violence.
“As Pope Francis says, sport is a place of encounter and formation, but also evangelism and sharing of the Christian message.”