View From Rome

11 July 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

View from Rome

Pope Francis is sending Archbishop Balestrero from Colombia to conflict-ridden Democratic Republic of Congo to “settle the affairs” of the apostolic nunciature in the country. It was an unusual announcement.

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04 July 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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Désiré Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina, a was greeted by ecstatic Madagascans after receiving his cardinal's red hat from Pope Francis.

27 June 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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IN 1998 THE then Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna, Hans Hermann Groër, retired to a life of seclusion in a Benedictine monastery after allegations resurfaced that he had sexually molested young boys.

21 June 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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PHOTOS OF POPE Francis meeting Donald Trump in May last year show a stony-faced Pope beside a grinning president.

13 June 2018

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Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi issued a pithy response to the announcement by Matteo Salvini that he was blocking Italy’s ports to a migrant boat containing 629 people, including 7 pregnant women and 11 babies.

06 June 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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A Church that “walks together”, to borrow one of Pope Francis’ favourite phrases, is one that stays together.

30 May 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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AS THE DUST settles on Ireland’s abortion referendum, consider this extraordinary irony.

23 May 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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“GOD MADE YOU like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.”

16 May 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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WHATEVER CRISIS or difficulty he is facing, Pope Francis’ strategy is always to allow time for careful discernment rather than to snatch at a quick-fix solution.

02 May 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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MANY HERE ARE hoping that Pope Francis may have turned a corner when it comes to his handling of the clerical sexual abuse crisis.

25 April 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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AS THE CHOIR’S tenor began his solo it was as though the music was rising up to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel like incense.

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