“A Brotherhood of Crime”: Five Charged in Leaks of Vatican Documents

Three former Vatican officials are among the five people formally charged by the Vatican on November 20 in connection with the so-called "VatiLeaks" scandal.Vatican Radio reported that Monsignor Lucio Vallejo Balda, Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, and Msgr. Vallejo's secretary, Nicola Maio, have all been charged with criminal conspiracy "to divulge information and documents concerning the fundamental interests of the Holy See and the [Vatican City] State." Vallejo and Chaouqui were members o … [Read more...]

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Just In: Statement from the Holy See on Paris Terrorism

This just out from Salt + Light TV:  The Holy See Press Office has released a statement following the terrible news from Paris.It's not available yet in English, except for this translation, courtesy of Fr. Thomas Rosica.  … [Read more...]

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No Changes Yet in Roman Curia, Pope Confirms in New Letter

Last week, word broke that Pope Francis had established a new dicastery, essentially streamlining the bureaucracy by uniting under one head three major concerns of the Church: namely, the laity, the family, and the life issues.On October 22, during the afternoon session of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis announced to the synod fathers gathered that he would combine the work of two pontifical councils and a pontifical academy:"I have decided to establish a new … [Read more...]

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