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Can the Vatican Help Bring Peace to Ukraine?

Possible behind-the-scenes negotiators for Ukraine-Russia peace talks By Robert Moynihan August 24, 2022, Vatican City. Pope Francis leads the general audience at Paul VI Audience Hall. Present is Ukraine’s Ambassador to the Holy See Andrii Yurash (photo Grzegorz Galazka). On December 8, Pope Francis shed tears publicly over the tragedy of the war in [...]

Francis’ Team in Command of the Church: All Jesuits

The Jesuit Pope has handpicked an unprecedented number of his confrères for influential positions. In what direction are they leading the Church? By Sandro Magister (Settimo Cielo) On January 11, 2016, at the Vatican, Pope Francis led a group of cardinals into the Sala Regia to receive the representatives of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to [...]

Painting on Stone after the Sack of Rome

By Lucy Gordan Tempesta’s Capture of Jerusalem in “Painting with Stone/Landscape and Architecture” (photo credit: Galleria Borghese) May 6, 1527 was a tragic day in the history of Rome. Angry at not having been paid, some 34,000 mercenaries of Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, many of whom were German followers of Luther known [...]

Ukraine Issues Decree Banning Russia-Affiliated Churches

Some Ukrainian Orthodox fear new government persecution By Peter Anderson From left to right: Ukrainian leaders pray together: Metropolitan Onufriy, President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olene, and Metropolitan Epifaniy joined a solemn “Prayer for Ukraine” event on the morning of August 24 in Kiev on Independence Day On December 1, the National Security [...]

Vatican Reacts to China Agreement Violation

Is the much-criticized China-Vatican deal now openly faltering? By Cindy Wooden (CNA) In an unusual move, the Vatican in November issued a public statement of regret, essentially accusing the Chinese government of violating its agreement with the Vatican over the appointment of Catholic bishops. “The Holy See noted with surprise and regret the news of the [...]

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