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In a letter, anonymous prelates criticise Pope Francis as “autocratic, vindictive”

Vatican City RNS A letter criticising Pope Francis for promoting “ambiguities in matters of faith” and at the same time ruling the Catholic Church with an iron fist, is circulating in the Vatican after being published anonymously on Thursday. The document appeared in The Daily Compass, a conservative Catholic outlet in Italy, and was translated […]

Pope Francis cements legacy, stamps Catholic Church future with new cardinals

Pope Francis blesses new Cardinal Grzegorz Rys, during a consistory ceremony to elevate Roman Catholic prelates to the rank of cardinal, in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, on 30th September, 2023

Vatican CityReuters Pope Francis on Saturday further cemented his legacy, elevating 21 prelates to the high rank of cardinal and significantly raising the percentage of electors chosen by him who will have the right to vote for his successor. At a ceremony in St Peter’s Square known as a consistory, Francis “created” 21 new cardinals, […]

Pope Francis to gather cardinals to mark his 10th anniversary as pontiff

Pope Francis attends the Ash Wednesday mass at the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome, Italy, February 22, 2023.

Vatican City Reuters Pope Francis will mark his 10 years as head of the Roman Catholic Church on Monday celebrating Mass with cardinals in the chapel of the Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel where he has lived since his election. The Argentina-born Francis, 86, became the first Latin American pontiff on 13th March, 2013, succeeding Benedict […]

Pope Francis again cuts perks for cardinals, Vatican managers

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with internally displaced persons at the Freedom Hall during his apostolic journey, in Juba, South Sudan, February 4, 2023.

Vatican CityReuters Pope Francis has moved to eliminate free rent for cardinals and subsidized rents for other senior Vatican officials, saying they too have to contribute to cost savings.  The new rules were summarised in a note written by Maximino Caballero Ledo, a Spanish layman who heads the Vatican’s finance ministry. They stemmed from a […]