View From Rome

14 November 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

View from Rome

THE VATICAN’S request that the United States bishops delay voting on new accountability procedures for those of their number accused of misconduct and for their handling of abuse cases is being read as blocking vital reform.

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07 November 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

View from Rome

THE HOLY SEE’S deal with China is a remarkable diplomatic coup that gives the Catholic Church a platform for evangelisation in the world’s most populous country

31 October 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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The final synod document makes clear that those who brought the scandal of abuse out into the open should be thanked

24 October 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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As all the world knows, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has now released another statement – his third – accusing Pope Francis of seriously mishandling allegations of sexual misconduct made against a former cardinal.

17 October 2018

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Two decisions announced by the Pope last week showed both the bold progress that Francis is making in handling the clerical sexual abuse crisis, and the fierce criticism that he still faces.

11 October 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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AS A YOUNG BOY growing up in Quebec, one of Marc Ouellet’s summer jobs was helping to fight forest fires.

04 October 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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AFTER ALL THE voting cardinals have been herded inside the Sistine Chapel at the start of a conclave, the cry goes up from the papal master of ceremonies, “Extra omnes”, or “Everyone out”.

26 September 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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Critics of the China deal tend not to mention that the attempt to rebuild a relationship with China has been a major diplomatic priority for the Holy See for several decades.

19 September 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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As the Vatican battles with the swirling tornado of clerical sexual abuse crises, the Holy See has confirmed that an investigation is taking place into financial irregularity in the Sistine Chapel Choir

12 September 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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As he passes five-and-a-half years since his election as the Successor of St Peter, Pope Francis has reached a pivotal point in his papacy.

06 September 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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THERE HAS BEEN a highly charged atmosphere in Rome and in parts of the Catholic world following Archbishop Carlo Viganò’s “testimony” alleging that the Pope lifted sanctions imposed on a corrupt cardinal by his predecessor

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