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Francis changes canon law on Opus Dei and any future personal prelatures

Pope Francis has changed canon law regarding the governance of Opus Dei and any future personal prelatures. Source: CNA.

India Vatican

Vatican sends delegate to resolve Syro-Malabar liturgy row

The Vatican has appointed a pontifical delegate to find a lasting solution to the decades-old liturgy dispute in the Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church in India. Source: UCA News.

China Vatican

New cardinal in Hong Kong says red hat will help ‘build bridges’ with China

Cardinal-designate Stephen Chow, who will receive his red hat from Pope Francis in late September, has voiced confidence that the honour will aid in “building bridges” between the global Church and mainland China. Source: Crux.

Diplomacy Vatican

Papal representative a sign of Vietnam’s improving relations with Vatican

Vietnam will allow a papal representative to reside in the country and open an office there to support Vietnam’s estimated 6.5 million Catholics in a sign of the country’s improved relations with the Holy See. Source: NCR Online.

Germany Vatican

Vatican officials resume talks with German bishops on synodal path

Representatives of the Roman Curia and the German bishops’ conference met on Wednesday to discuss theological and disciplinary issues related to the Church in Germany’s synodal way in a “positive and constructive climate”. Source: NCR Online.

Legal Matters Vatican

Prosecutor seeks prison sentence for Cardinal Becciu 

The Vatican public prosecutor has asked the judge in Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s financial malfeasance trial to sentence the embattled prelate to seven years and three months in prison. Source: CNA.


Seniors symbolise the ‘transmission of faith from age to age’

Ahead of the Third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly this Sunday, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has renewed its invitation for Catholics to celebrate the event by attending Mass or visiting those who are alone. Source: Vatican News.

Peace United States Vatican

Repatriating Ukrainian children papal envoy’s top priority in meeting with Biden

The top priority for Pope Francis’ peace envoy in his meeting with President Joe Biden was the repatriation of children forcibly deported from Ukraine to Russia, the papal nuncio to the US said. Source: NCR Online.

Legal Matters Vatican

Closing arguments begin in Vatican financial trial

The Vatican prosecutor insists his indictments of 10 people, including a cardinal, for alleged financial crimes held up under two years of testimony, criticism and defence motions, as he began closing arguments in a trial that exposed the unseemly financial underbelly of the Holy See. Source: AP.