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Marking the annual International Day of Women in Diplomacy, Australian ambassador to the Holy See, Chiara Porro, has discussed the challenges and rewards of the job and the crucial perspective women bring to international relations. Source: Vatican News.
Pope Francis appeared in the window of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Sunday to make his first public speech since his release from hospital, urging Christians to show the world the closeness of God by “performing many deeds of love and hope”. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis has called on all warring peoples to recognise fraternity as a “light that stops the night of conflicts”. Source: CNS.
The Institute for the Works of Religion, often referred to as the Vatican Bank, made a net profit of 29.6 million euros (about $A47.5 million) in 2022, a 63 per cent increase from the profit reported in the previous year (18.1 million euros), according to its annual report. Source: NCR Online.
Two days after a naked man stood on the high altar of St Peter’s Basilica in a shocking security breach, the basilica’s archpriest on Saturday held a penitential rite as required by canon law in cases where sacred places have been desecrated. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis urged Catholics not to resign themselves to “the decline of the family” in a letter released for the launch of a Vatican compact for families. Source: CNS.