Letter #152, 2021, Friday, Nov 19: Conclave #1

    Above, the late Italian Jesuit cardinal, Carlo Maria Martini, who some called, during the early 2000s, "the ante-pope." He died in 2012     ***      "The Shepherd of the Lord's whole flock is the Bishop of the Church of Rome, where the Blessed Apostle Peter, by sovereign disposition of divine Providence, offered to Christ the supreme [...]

Italian Vaticanist Lucio Brunelli on the secret of the tenderness of Pope Francis

As Pope Francis passed the end of the first year of his pontificate on March 13, at least six books and four television series and films about him appeared. What has changed with the arrival of this “Pope from afar”? And in what areas has he made the greatest impact? Lucio Brunelli, the Italian state television [...]

Pontifical Swiss Guard on Facebook

Nowadays having a personal or institutional account on Twitter or Facebook has become a kind of fashion. But sometimes it is hard to know whether the profile is authentic or not. A year ago on May 4, on the occasion of the swearing-in of the Pontificial Swiss Guard, the Guard launched its first official Facebook page [...]