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Lord Patten outlines reform of Vatican communications

Christopher Lord Patten, head of the review group appointed to reform Vatican communications, summarized its recommendations — which have been accepted by the Council of nine cardinals (C9) — in a lecture last night in London. News summaries here and here and … Continue reading

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Cardinal O’Brien: the road to a resignation

[Martin Conroy writes from Scotland]: Last week’s announcement that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the College of Cardinals of Keith O’Brien, along with all the rights and duties of the title, brings to a close a tense period for … Continue reading

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David Cameron’s missed opportunity to agree with Pope Francis

The British prime minister, David Cameron, has been widely reported as disagreeing with Pope Francis’s remarks over freedom of expression and the right to mock to religion. Asked about the Pope’s remarks (see CV Comment here) on the US TV channel … Continue reading

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Pope Francis gives his vision of the synod

In his first interview to a Latin-American newspaper — the one he used to subscribe to, Argentina’s La Nación — Pope Francis has given his view of October’s synod, defending it as a protected space in which brother bishops could seek answers to difficult pastoral … Continue reading

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Cardinal Baldisseri tells British MPs: family gospel ‘key to a more missionary Church’

The following is a reflection given yesterday by the Vatican official with overall responsibility for the synod, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, to a group of British parliamentarians in the company of the British ambassador to the Holy See, Nigel Baker (see his blogpost here). While … Continue reading

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