View From Rome

View from Rome

14 December 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
PETER SAUNDERS was appointed three years ago to a papal child protection body in what was read as a sign of Pope Francis’ willingness to take control of the clerical sexual abuse crisis.

View from Yangon

28 November 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
Christopher Lamb on what is happening behind the scenes as Pope Francis visits Myanmar, where he has been strongly advised not to refer specifically to the terrible plight of the Rohingya people.

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22 November 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
During the Cold War the United States used table tennis as an unlikely tool to help improve its relations with communist China.

View from Rome

16 November 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
Cardinal Charles Bo is arranging the first papal visit to Myanmar while walking a delicate political tightrope

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08 November 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
THE SUMMER AND autumn of 1978, the year of three Popes, will go down as one of the most dramatic periods in contemporary church history.

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01 November 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
When it comes to the work of Christian unity, actions speak louder than words.

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25 October 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
It was a rare, and very public, correction of a senior curial cardinal.

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18 October 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
To his critics, Pope Francis is a dangerous radical trying to break with centuries of church doctrine, while to others he is not moving fast enough in ditching some of the old rules.

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11 October 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
He is the “Asian Francis”. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has developed a powerful voice in global Catholicism

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04 October 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
The chairs inside Bologna’s vast San Petronio Basilica normally used for Mass had been cleared away and replaced with dozens of tables laid out in preparation for hundreds of lunch guests.

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27 September 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
It’s been the major topic of conversation in Rome ever since news filtered out last weekend. The “filial correction” of Pope Francis by a group of priests and academics has caused ructions inside the Vatican.

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14 September 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
While Saturday has always been part of the working week in the Vatican, under Pope Francis it’s become the day to make big announcements.

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07 September 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
I had lunch with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor during what would be his last visit to the English College in Rome.

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30 August 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
On Wednesday the Pope flies to Colombia, fulfilling a promise he made to the country that he would visit provided a peace deal was agreed to end the long-running conflict between the Government and Farc militias.

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17 August 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
The heatwave that has been suffocating Rome for much of the summer is slowly beginning to ease off. Temperatures have been pushing 40C, which, combined with a stifling humidity, have made life in the Eternal City unbearable.

VIEW FROM ROME

26 July 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
Whether it's listing their “spiritual diseases” or denouncing them for living like princes, throughout his papacy Francis has been tough on any priest or bishop he thinks is clinging on to old privileges and rigid certainties.

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19 July 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
Twelve years ago the soon-to-be Pope Benedict XVI warned that the Church must hold on to the truth in the face of changing fads and fashions. Pope Emeritus Benedict returned to the theme in the message he sent for the funeral last week of his friend, Cardinal Joachim Meisner.

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13 July 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
There was no process, no formal hearing and no appraisal.

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06 July 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
Five new cardinals had just received their red hats and, dressed in their bright scarlet cassocks, were preparing to meet the people inside the Vatican’s Paul VI Audience Hall

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28 June 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
Moments after his election as Pope, Francis stepped out of the Sistine Chapel, through the Sala Regia, and into the Pauline Chapel. A throne had been set up for him but instead he asked the two cardinals accompanying him to sit and pray with him on the back pew.

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22 June 2017 | by Christopher Lamb
With the daunting problems of terrorism, climate change and growing inequality, to whom can a world leader turn to unburden their problems and receive some sage advice? Pope Francis, it seems, has now become one of their first ports of call.

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