A Vatican Observer

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)
The searches and seizures conducted by Vatican police at  the Secretariat of State and the Financial Intelligence Authority inaugurated an... (Read more)
The Vatican Gendarmes Corps seized documents, computers, and other electronic equipment in the offices of the Vatican Secretariat of State and... (Read more)

Why does celibacy matter in the end?

By Andrea Gagliarducci

According to the French writer Jean Mercier, who passed away in 2018, the Church of the future will be a Church of small communities in the... (Read more)
With the consistory of Cardinals set on Oct. 5, Pope Francis will create 13 new cardinals. His choices are revealing of Pope Francis’ modus... (Read more)
It is time for change within the ranks of the Vatican Secretariat of State. On July 26th, two officials of the Secretariat of State were promoted... (Read more)

Vatican communication, what now?

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The first declarations that followed the new appointments in Vatican media departments showed a series of clues that might disclose how the... (Read more)
According to Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has the mission to be the catalyst of dialogue and unity.... (Read more)
Pope Francis’ unexpected gift to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is part of the Pope’s effort in advancing ecumenical... (Read more)
The working document of the upcoming Special Synod for the Pan-Amazonian region does not have any mention to viri probati. However, the text... (Read more)