A Vatican Observer

Five principles, a motto, a name — which means  ”future” in Lithuanian — and 110 years of history: on Feb. 19, 2020, Lithuania’s Ateitis... (Read more)
An Italian appeal court gave its verdict in a criminal case against two former officials of the Holy See’s Institute for the Works of Religion —... (Read more)
Recent reports claiming some basis in a leaked draft of the post-Amazonian synod exhortation raised fresh and further fears Pope Francis may  bow... (Read more)
The selection of new bishops has been a central topic of discussion during the meetings of the C6 Council of Cardinals, tasked with drafting the... (Read more)
Pope Francis has not officially scheduled any trips for 2020. In his traditional new year’s speech to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy... (Read more)
The draft of the Curia reform, Praedicate Evangelium, does not even mention the office of the Pope emeritus. It is as if Benedict XVI’s 2013... (Read more)

2020, all Pope Francis’ men

By Andrea Gagliarducci

2020 seems to be the year in which Pope Francis will be able to change the Curia profoundly, along with the profile of the worldwide episcopate.... (Read more)
According to the latest report of the Observatory on Intolerance and discrimination Against Christians in Europe, there have been in the last year... (Read more)
Pope Francis on Sunday appointed the 62-year-old Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of... (Read more)
How did the Institute for Works of Religion work in real estate investments? The question is pertinent to two major issues:  the recent so-called... (Read more)