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- 6 June, 2023
Council of Cardinals discusses Synod, safeguarding and climate change
Pope Francis met with his international Council of Cardinals at the Vatican this week, discussing the Synod on Synodality, safeguarding and the United Nations climate change summit. Source: NCR Online.
Pope moves to improve financial accountability at the Vatican
Pope Francis issued a decree yesterday aimed at improving the financial accountability of funds, foundations and other legal entities inside the Vatican. Source: CNA.
Creche helps us rediscover true richness of Christmas: Pope
Stopping to gaze at and perhaps pray before a Nativity scene is one of the best ways to remember the real meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.
Prefect of Vatican economy office steps down, citing illness
Three years after Pope Francis appointed him to speed up financial reforms, transparency and budget controls at the Vatican, Fr Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves SJ has resigned for health reasons. Source: NCR Online.
China vows more ‘friendly consensus’ after Vatican complaints
After complaints from the Vatican that Beijing was violating a 2018 interim accord, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the country is willing to expand the “friendly consensus” achieved with the Vatican over bishops’ nominations. Source: AP.
Vatican offers guidelines for ethical investing
No investment of money is morally neutral; “either God’s kingdom is being advanced by the assets we deploy, or it is being neglected and undermined”, said a new Vatican document. Source: Franciscan Media.
Vatican says China violated terms of agreement with bishop installation
The Vatican said on Saturday that Chinese authorities had violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops. Source: CNA.
Peace can be attained only through dialogue: Archbishop Gallagher
War can be prevented by promoting social progress for the new generations, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States and International Organisations Archbishop Paul Gallagher said this week. Source: Vatican News.
We must be realistic on engagement with China: Vatican official
An official who works in the Vatican office overseeing mission territories in Asia, Africa and the developing world says the Church must be “realistic” in its engagement with authoritarian governments, such as in China and Vietnam. Source: Crux.