Curia, Vatican

Torzi talks: Threats, blackmail, and prostitutes feature in UK court ruling on Vatican finance

The Pillar, March 24, 2021 What happenedA UK judge has lifted a court order against Gianluigi Torzi, the businessman arrested in the Vatican in 2020 and charged with extortion, money laundering, fraud, and embezzlement in connection with the Vatican’s purchase of a London property. The... read more

A Catholic Cathedral: “A Sort of World”

By Robert Royal, Catholic Things, March 22, 2021 Unless there’s a last-minute change of orders in the hours between this being written and the opening of St. Peter’s Basilica Monday morning, the Church in Rome will have taken another, bizarre, almost inexplicable step in an age that can... read more

Fr Guerrero: “The Holy See reduces costs, not its mission”

The Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy explains the 2021 budget in an interview with Vatican Media: “Our budgeted expenses are the lowest in recent history, but we are not cutting services or restructuring staff.” By Andrea Tornielli, Vatican News, March 15, 2021 “The budgeted... read more

Cardinal Burke Says Vatican’s Instruction on Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Should Be Rescinded

The former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura calls it ‘a direct violation of universal Church law.’ By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, March 13, 2021VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Raymond Burke has expressed his “deepest concerns” about an internal Vatican letter regarding new... read more

Vatican makes COVID vaccine mandatory for employees

By Inés San Martín, Crux, February 18, 2021 ROME – Already strong advocates of COVID-19 vaccines as a means to curb the pandemic, Pope Francis and his Vatican team have ratcheted up their position by making the shot mandatory for all employees. According to a decree signed by Cardinal... read more

After Secretariat of State shakeup, what’s next for Curia reform?

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency, January 7, 2021 The draft of the delayed document that will reform of the Roman Curia gives the Vatican’s Secretariat of State a more prominent place in the workings of the Church's central governing bureaucracy. But during the year 2020, Pope... read more