VATICAN CITY (RNS) Speaking to followers in St. Peter’s Square, the pontiff criticized revelations made in two books published last week that explore Francis’ efforts to overhaul financial mismanagement within the Vatican walls.
ROME (RNS) Journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi’s new book, “Merchants in the Temple,” has inevitably angered the Vatican. But the author is confident that exposing the inner workings of the Holy See is the right thing to do.
NEW YORK (RNS) Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said he expects the pontiff to travel to the U.S. border with Mexico when he visits that country in February — a stop that could fuel further criticism of the pontiff from conservative Catholics opposed to the church’s support for immigration reform.
NEW YORK (RNS) Despite intense opposition from some conservatives and new revelations of financial scandals in the Vatican, Pope Francis is at peace with his reformist course, says Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) The internal investigation is part of a drive by Pope Francis to give Vatican financial authorities free rein to dig deep, overruling some cardinals who would prefer to forget the past.
ROME (RNS) A passionate manifesto signed on Nov. 16, 1965, on an altar in the Roman catacombs pledged bishops to live simply to be close to the poor. Known as the Pact of the Catacombs, it was supposed to represent a new chapter in church history but instead became a footnote — until the election of Pope Francis.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The encounter with a pope is the cause of major excitement and anticipation in Kenya — the largest country on his Africa tour — but bishops here worry ongoing political strife and ethnic incitement could blight the visit.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Francis, the first Latin American pope, unblocked Romero’s sainthood process shortly after his election in March 2013. It had been stalled because church leaders saw Romero as having been too close to Liberation Theology.
PARIS (RNS) The European bishops’ conference is expected to release an expert report detailing action and discussion items on climate change in response to the pope’s encyclical.