VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s chief spokesman said the choices showed Pope Francis’ most important criteria was “universality,” and indicated he was not “chained to tradition.”
Articles tagged “Vatican”
“The new nominations confirm that the pope is not bound to the traditions of the ‘cardinalatial sees,'” says Vatican spokesman.
(RNS) Mehmet Ali Agca’s expulsion came two days after he placed flowers on the late pope’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday.
Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Kevin Eckstrom talks to Gwen Ifill on PBS NewsHour on Monday night about Pope Francis’ latest diagnosis of the ills that ail the Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Part psychologist, part oncologist, here’s Pope Francis’ diagnosis for what ails the church’s central bureaucracy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis attacked the “terrorism of gossip” and the danger of cliques that “enslave their members and become a cancer that threatens the harmony of the body” and eventually kill it by “friendly fire.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “This is a gift for you from the pope on the occasion of his birthday,” volunteers, including nuns and members of the Swiss Guard, told the recipients during the operation.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Holy See takes the long view,” one Vatican source said. “There is a lot of quiet diplomacy going on.”
(RNS) “Pope Francis did what popes are supposed to do: Build bridges and promote peace,” Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski said after Wednesday’s announcement about the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement.