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VoF question if Vatican is serious about women in leadership roles

“We call on the Vatican to publicly announce any vacancies, openly list required qualifications for vacant positions and implement transparent selection and hiring policies.”


Pope Francis “has gradually been putting women into positions of power”

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”


Traditionalists could set up a schismatic church, warns theologian

“I am convinced that they are doing serious harm to the Catholic Church by their emphasis on rules and regulations and sacramental punishments” – Fr Gabriel Daly OSA.


Marie Collins resigns

“I find it impossible to listen to public statements about the deep concern in the Church for the care of those whose lives have been blighted by abuse, yet to watch privately as a congregation in the Vatican refuses to even acknowledge their letters,” said Marie Collins.


Vatican watcher Marco Politi to discuss Pope Francis in TCD talk

The author of ‘Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution’, said the wolves in the title of his book refer to conservatives who don’t want change.


New dicastery streamlines work of the Roman Curia

Promoting Integral Human Development will deal with the environment, migration, the sick, prisoners, modern-day slaves — the issues closest to Pope Francis' heart.


New law tackles bishops’ handling of abuse cases

The new Apostolic Letter ‘Come una madre amorevole’ (As a Loving Mother) is an attempt to make bishops accountable for their handling or mishandling of abusive priests.


Vatican financial mismanagement stories ‘outdated’

Many of the claims made in two new books are based on information dating from before Vatican economic reforms made: Fr Federico Lombardi.


Pope creates dicastery to oversee communications

New Secretariat for Communications will act as umbrella for nine communications offices including Pontifical Council for Social Communications and Vatican Radio.


Pope Francis names 15 new cardinal electors

Fourteen different countries are represented, including some that do not currently have a cardinal, and some that have never had one.


February consistory to appoint new cardinals

Pope Francis could name 10 new cardinal-electors or even as many as 12.


More survivors to join Vatican abuse commission

Pope to address the commission once all members have been appointed.

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