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  • Vatican watchdog's spending is slammed in magazine report

    Vatican watchdog's spending is slammed in magazine report
    The Australian cardinal handpicked by Pope Francis to cut outlays and shed light on the Vatican’s murky finances has been accused of spending about $560,000 in six months by flying business class and using large sums on salaries and office furniture.
  • 'Spiritual Alzheimer's': Pope Francis' stern lecture to Roman Curia

    Pope Francis on Monday launched a stunning attack on the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Vatican, accusing them of succumbing to greed, jealousy, hypocrisy, cowardice and “spiritual Alzheimer's.” In a pre-Christmas speech to the...

    Pope Francis opens synod on themes of sex and marriage

    Pope Francis opens synod on themes of sex and marriage
    Pope Francis on Sunday inaugurated a gathering of nearly 200 bishops and cardinals who will tackle the thorny themes of sex and marriage, placing the popular pontiff in the midst of a battle between theological conservatives and liberals within the...

    Pope Francis appoints panel to streamline annulments

    Pope Francis has appointed a group of theologians and canon lawyers to study ways to make the annulment of Catholic marriages – often a complicated and lengthy task – simpler, the Vatican announced. The 11-member commission will attempt to...

    Vatican defrocks former papal envoy accused of child sex abuse

    The former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of having sexually abused boys in Santo Domingo, has been defrocked by a Vatican tribunal, Catholic Church officials here said Friday. Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski of Poland was convicted...