View From Rome

11 April 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

View from Rome

“I WONDER WHAT Jesus would have made of it?” Those were the words of Tony Blair in a 1996 letter to Cardinal Basil Hume

04 April 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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POPE FRANCIS sat in a white chair at the top of St Peter’s Square, head bowed and eyes closed in prayer, as the choir sang the Alleluia.

28 March 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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IN THE DRAMA following a doctored photo, wild claims about the Pope’s supporters deliberately creating fake news and the resignation of the Vatican communications prefect

IF THERE IS ONE thing that Pope Francis wants the world’s bishops to start doing more, it’s listening.

TWO YEARS after the 2005 conclave which could have elected him pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio spoke to priests from El Salvador about what might have been.

08 March 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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Nothing has been more hotly debated during the five years of this pontificate than Pope Francis’ family life document, Amoris Laetitia, which he issued following two dramatic synod of bishops gatherings in 2014 and 2015.

28 February 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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THE COLOSSEUM, the site where many early Christians were martyred, was bathed in red light last weekend.

Saint Benedict enters paradise surrounded by monks, bishops and nuns who followed his rule in this famous fresco where the artist, Annigoni, has placed Pope Paul VI in a prominent position among the heavenly throng, directly below St Benedict. Christopher Lamb reflects on Pope Francis' recent revelation that Paul will be declared a saint this year, 50 years after the publication of Humanae Vitae

14 February 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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IT IS A STYLE that has thrilled and inspired millions: the informal, non-clerical, accessible Pope who, at the drop of a hat, is willing to baptise a sick child or marry a couple on board a plane.

07 February 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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The clerical sexual abuse scandal is the most toxic of issues infecting Catholicism, and it has been undermining the credibility of the Church for decades.

31 January 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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JUST OVER a year ago the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Matthew Festing, resigned from his post following a very public stand-off with Pope Francis.


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