Independent of any faction or interest group, in or out of the Catholic Church, Inside the Vatican magazine’s editorial thrust is not based on liberal or conservative agendas. Its over-riding purpose is to present its readers with the facts and arguments necessary for a clear understanding of the central decisions and actions of the Pope and his chief policy makers. The conviction of Inside the Vatican can be set forth in six words: journalism must aspire to the truth. Few are more aware than experienced journalists how long and involved the search for truth can be, never mind expressing it in a clear and straightforward style. Thus this journal will present the significant actions taking place or being contemplated by the Vatican. It will appraise these events in terms of their impact on Catholics and non-Catholics, with particular attention to the Pope’s role as successor to St. Peter.
— Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor