Interview

Interviews with important members of the Church and Vatican state.

“Hitler’s Pope” or “Righteous Among Gentiles”?

An Interview With Historian Michael Hesemann on the March 2 Opening of the Archives of Pius XII By Jan Bentz   Pope Pius XII, who led the Catholic Church from 1939 to 1958, is pictured in his undated photo. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) Will the documents shed new light on the pontificate of Pius XII? [...]

“The Pope is a Man; He Suffers Like the Rest of Us”

An Interview With Lucio Brunelli, the Author of Pope Francis: How I Met Him By Domenico Coviello (Velvetmag.it) "He moved around the city by public transport, did not give interviews. I was fascinated by this figure."   Lucio Brunelli, then the director of Italy's TV 2000, the television station of the Italian bishops' [...]

Russian Ambassador: “The Vatican is the most stable state in Europe”

An interview with ALEKSANDR AVDEEV, representative of the Russian Federation to the Holy See. Ten years after the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Moscow and the Vatican: “The Pope and Putin have touched on substantial subjects. I think there is also a personal sympathy” By Gianni Valente (La Stampa) Aleksandr Avdeev, ambassador of the [...]

Cardinal Sarah Continues the Debate on Celibacy

“Our societies need celibacy, because they need God.” — Cardinal Robert Sarah, co-author with Pope Emeritus Benedict of a new book from Ignatius Press, From the Depths of Our Hearts By Christina Deardurff Declining to remain silent in the face of criticism of the newly-published book From the Depths of Our Hearts, co-authored by Cardinal Robert [...]

“The Members of the Order are Like Ambassadors of the Holy Land”

Young knights of the Holy Sepulchre In a 2019 interview, Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin reflected on the 700-year-old Order of the Holy Sepulchre By François Vayne (La stampa) Your Eminence, what does the Order of the Holy Sepulchre represent to you and what is its place in the universal Church? [...]

“Seek That Which Is Above” — Part II

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco talks about true inculturation, priestly celibacy and re-evangelizing the culture: the second of a two-part interview (part one can be viewed here)  By Jan Bentz for Inside the Vatican Would you say that evangelization and inculturation go hand in hand? Can they be in conflict? Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: A proper [...]

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