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Five Vatican financial officials suspended after prosecutor’s raid

Five Vatican officials—including the director of the Financial Information Authority (AIF)—have been suspended in the wake of a stunning October 1 raid by Vatican prosecutors on the...

Italian journalist: Pope does not believe Jesus is God

Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari has caused a new uproar by writing that Pope Francis does not believe that Jesus is God. In an editorial comment in La Repubblica, Scalfari writes: Anyone...

Vatican police raid Secretariat of State

Vatican police raided the offices of the Secretariat of State on October 1, seizing documents and electronic devices, on orders from the Vatican’s top prosecutor. The Vatican press office...

Cardinal Marx: no ‘stop sign’ from Rome as German bishops open assembly

As the Catholic bishops of Germany opened an assembly that their leaders have planned as a “binding synodal process,” Cardinal Reinhard Marx said that they have received “no stop...

Vatican police chief resigns as financial investigation continues

Domenico Giani, the head of the Vatican Gendarmerie, has resigned, in the wake of a stunning October 1 raid on the offices of the Vatican Secretariat of State and the Financial Information...

3 current Supreme Court justices attend Red Mass

“Whether we are Christian, Jewish, or Muslim in heritage, we all believe that God is perfectly just and always merciful,” Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington preached. “And those of you engaged in the administration of justice can and must never completely remove those divine qualities from your service and your calling.”

Miracle approved, beatification looms for Cardinal Wyszynski

The Vatican has approved the authenticity of a miracle through the intercession of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, clearing the way for his beatification. As Archbishop of Warsaw from 1948 until his...

Pope names prelates to Synod’s drafting committee

Pope Francis has named four prelates to the committee that will draft the final statement of the Amazon Synod. The papal nominees will join the committee members chosen by the Synod fathers, who will work under the direction of Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the relator-general for this Synod. The papal nominees are: Bishop Mario Grech, recently named pro-secretary general of the Synod; Cardinal Christoph Schönborn; Paraguayan Archbishop Edmundo Ponziano Valenzuela; and Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the controversial chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

‘Vast majority’ of Russian priests in Western Europe leave Ecumenical Patriarchate for Moscow

The Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox churches in Western Europe was established in 1921. After Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople dissolved the archdiocese in 2018 in an attempt to place its faithful under the jurisdiction of local Orthodox bishops, the archbishop (Archbishop John of Charioupolis) placed himself under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Catholics pray for India on anniversary of Gandhi’s birth

“Let us pray for India and for political administrators collaborating for the development, progress, and good of our Mother Earth,” Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi.