Category Archives: Vatican reform

Collins’s resignation doesn’t mean pope’s anti-abuse body is not working

[Austen Ivereigh in Rome] The resignation of the Irish abuse survivor, Marie Collins, from the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors (see statements below), is doubtless a major blow to the perception of the pope’s commitment to creating a safeguarding … Continue reading

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Pope Francis lays out principles and achievements of Vatican reform

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis has today laid out a series of criteria for reforming the Roman Curia, calling for a conversion of minds and hearts and warning that while some criticism of the reform is healthy, some of it is ill-willed. … Continue reading

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Pope names Dallas bishop to new dicastery for family and laity

Pope Francis has formally established the new Vatican mega-body responsible for family, lay people and life issues, appointing the current Bishop of Dallas, Irish-born Kevin Farrell, as its head (see Crux report and analysis here and here). In Sedula Mater, the formal decree … Continue reading

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American & Spanish journalists named new spokespeople for ‘boomtown’ Vatican

[Austen Ivereigh] Two journalists with long experience in Rome have been named as the director and vice-director of the Holy See Press Office following Fr Federico Lombardi’s retirement. In a major break with precedent, both are lay people, one of them … Continue reading

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