Vatican Watch – November 2013

Pope Francis and priests.

Thursday 5 A LETTER TO PUTIN Pope Francis wrote to Vladimir Putin, Russian president, host of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 5-6. The pontiff asked leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies to “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution” to the Syrian civil war and promote instead a “peaceful solution […]

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio Like Oskar Schindler? Interview with Nello Scavo

Nello Scavo, author of La lista di Bergoglio. I salvati da Francesco durante la dittatura (“Bergoglio’s List. The People Saved by Pope Francis During the Dictatorship”)

Before this year’s March conclave, but also before the 2005 conclave, some Argentinians circulated a dossier accusing the archbishop of Buenos Aires of collaboration with the military regime in the 1970s. The media amplified these rumors even after the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Bishop of Rome. The rumors originated for the most part […]

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“I am a Sinner Whom the Lord has Looked Upon”

It becomes clear in a close reading of the Pope’s new interview that Pope Francis is not changing anything at all about Catholic teaching. This teaching is centered on the reality of Christ’s redeeming, saving love for sinners — and we are all sinners, most especially so when we think we are no longer so. […]

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Pope Francis Grants an Interview to La Civiltà Cattolica

In a lengthy and wide-ranging interview with one of his Jesuit confreres, Pope Francis spoke with characteristic frankness about the perils of overemphasizing Cath­olic teaching on sexual and medical ethics; the reasons for his deliberate and consultative governing style; and his highest priority for the Church today. The Pope’s remarks appeared in an interview with […]

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