VATICAN CITY (RNS) As of 8 p.m. Thursday, the Vatican will go into “sede vacante” mode — a Latin expression that means that the seat of St. Peter is vacant. Here’s what will happen and who rules the church during the “interregnum” between two popes.
Articles tagged “Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican must adopt “effective” cost reduction measures in the wake of the global economic crisis, Pope Benedict XVI’s No. 2 official warned on Tuesday (Dec. 18). By Alessandro Speciale
(RNS) The Vatican issued a firm condemnation of the attack against the U.S. embassy in Libya, one day after a statement that focused on decrying “provocations” against Muslim sensibilities. By Alessandro Speciale.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) As the trial begins for the pope's former butler, the court system of the world's smallest nation comes into the spotlight. And sentences are less harsh than one might expect. By Alessandro Speciale.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Leaks of confidential Vatican documents continue as self-professed “moles” inside the Vatican vow to continue their action until the pope's two closest aides are sacked. By Alessandro Speciale.