Profiles, interviews and analysis of Vatican insiders, and the people who the Vatican is talking about.

Pope Francis Celebrates 10 Years With Series of Interviews

This year is the 10th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis to the papacy, which occurred on March 13, 2023. In recognition of this anniversary, several news outlets were granted interviews with the Holy Father in the month of March. Francis addressed the questions in his signature style of frankness and informality. The topics covered [...]

Church desecration in India; Nicaragua closes Catholic universities; bishops reject human composting; sainthood sought for 3 Koreans; new Nigerian dicastery head

BISHOPS’ TEAM REPORTS TO VATICAN ON INDIAN CATHEDRAL DESECRATION A Vatican-appointed team, retired Archbishop Maria Callist Soosa Pakiam of Trivandrum, and retired Bishop Stanley Roman of Quilon, has wrapped up its fact-finding exercise into the alleged “desecration and sacrilege” at a cathedral-basilica in southern India, linked to a decades-old dispute over the mode of celebrating Mass. [...]

Top Ten 2022 Archbishop Timothy Broglio

Ten Who Shine Catholics who showed us the good and beautiful in 2022 In this issue, we spotlight ten Catholic individuals who “made a difference” in 2022 –– and beyond. Five of them are members of the Catholic clergy, men whose ordination has deepened and broadened a life-long desire to serve Christ and their fellow [...]

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