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Officials say Vatican must continue to monitor financial activity

By Cindy Wooden 
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Any time money changes hands, there is a potential for financial misconduct, but the leaders of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority said the Holy See has made enormous strides in reducing its risks. 524 more words


Vatican Reform Plan is 'Absurd," Says Former Doctrine Chief; Asks if "Marxist"

(via LifeSite)

A plan to restructure the Vatican recently approved by Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinal Advisers has come under fire from Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Francis’ former doctrine chief, who says that it is “absurd” for prioritizing the Secretariat of State and the practice of “evangelization” above the Catholic faith itself. 258 more words


Pope asks Italian bishops finally to implement tribunal reforms

By Cindy Wooden 
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told the bishops of Italy that he was disappointed that so many of their dioceses had yet to implement the reforms he ordered to make the marriage annulment process quicker, more pastoral and less expensive. 777 more words


Throwing away food is like throwing away people, pope says

By Carol Glatz 
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis condemned food waste, saying throwing away food is like throwing away people.

“Waste reveals an indifference toward things and toward those who go without,” he said May 18. 545 more words


Monday Holiday Memories #10

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican city, Rome, Italy. 2018


Vatican sends top investigator on priesthood pedophilia to Poland

Warsaw, Poland – On Thursday, the Polish episcopate announced that Charles Scicluna, the Canadian-born Maltese archbishop and the Vatican’s top expert and investigator of pedophilia and sexual abuse within the clergy, will visit Poland next month. 379 more words