January/February 2023

    In our January-February 2023 issue, of Inside the Vatican, we profile “Ten Who Shine” –our Top Ten people of 2022 whose efforts make them shine with the light of Christ. We also feature Peter Anderson’s analysis of Ukraine president Zelensky’s new decrees regarding religious institutions in his country, and commentary on the current state of health care from a Catholic perspective. And our Lead story explains exactly who the nine Jesuits are whom Pope Francis has installed in positions of power in the Vatican.

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“Be Sober and Watch” by Robert Moynihan

Interview/Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., head of Synod on Synodality by ITV staff


Ukraine/Zelinsky issues decree on Russian-affiliated churches by Peter Anderson 

Ukraine/Can the Vatican help bring peace to Ukraine? by Robert Moynihan

Ukraine/”There is no military way out”: Pontifical Academy member Jeffrey Sachs, Ph.D. by ITV staff 

Vatican/Holy See, in unusual move, reacts to China deal violation by Cindy Wooden (CNA)


Ten Who Shine: Catholics Who Showed Us the Good and Beautiful in 2022 by ITV staff


Medicine/A Catholic Perspective on Health Care Reform by William G. White, M.D.

Scripture/The Kingdom of God is at hand by Anthony Esolen, Ph.D. 

Latin/Dissolving a Diocese by John Byron Kuhner 


Icon/“I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth…” by Robert Wiesner 

East-West Watch/The Orthodox Church of Cyprus by Peter Anderson

News from the East/Interview with Ecumenical Patriarch; Lebanese Cardinal meets Arab ambassadors; Split feared over Indian liturgy; Russian Metropolitan Tikhon: “We need peace” by Matthew Trojacek


Tradition and Beauty/Pius X’s Motu Proprio on Sacred Music: Not to be Forgotten by Aurelio Porfiri

Art/Painting on Stone After the Sack of Rome by Lucy Gordan 

Lord of the World/“New humanist rituals imposed” by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson 

Vatican Watch/A day-by-day chronicle of Vatican events: October-November 2022 by Matthew Trojacek 

People/A million Filipino kids pray rosary; pro-abortion Pontifical Academy member; Catholic Nagasaki survivors; Indian Church’s new Eastern-rite head; Catholic priests captured by Russians by Matthew Trojacek

Food for Thought/Nutella: An Italian-born worldwide success by Mother Martha

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