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As a Roman Catholic, I follow the activities of the Pope Francis. Jesus named Peter the leader of his church on earth and appointed him as His successor. Pope Francis is in the line of succession from Peter.

Latest news from the Holy See

This page is providing informations about the Vatican and Catholic issues. My sources are the Holy See Press Office, some collaborators of the Roman Curia, the vaticanists' blogs and some press correspondents well-informed.

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Some Vatican correspondents & observers: Andrea Tornielli, Sandro Magister, Vittorio Messori, Inés San Martín, Andrea Gagliarducci, John Allen.

Some official newspapers (in english) from the Vatican: L'Osservatore Romano, News.va, Zenith, the World Seen From Rome and the Holy See Press Service (VIS).

Last update: January 17th, 2016. That's all.

News from Vatican Insider:

Derry, Catholics and Protestants take to the streets to say “no” to violence  (Posted on Saturday July 21, 2018): "The city of Derry does not deserve violence". Bishop Donal Mc Keown and the Catholic community took to the streets on the evening of 13 July last at the end of a week marked by the launching of petrol bombs, stones and bottles, especially against the district of "The Fountain", where 350 people with a Protestant majority live, separated from the C...

Order of Malta, those doctors who save lives in the heart of the Mediterranean  (Posted on Friday July 20, 2018): Since 2008, they have helped to rescue and save about 200,000 migrants travelling on makeshift boats across the Mediterranean; of these, more than 70,000 have been assisted in the last two and a half years. These are the numbers of Cisom, the Order of Malta’s Italian relief corps, which operates at sea with 55 doctors, 55 nurses and 44 volunteers, ...

Pedophilia, Luciani said: better die than give scandal  (Posted on Friday July 20, 2018): "Even if premature, it is better to die like this than to give scandal with one's life...". The words pronounced by the Bishop of Vittorio Veneto, Albino Luciani, during the funeral homily of one of his young deacons, who died ahead of his time a few months after priestly ordination, are very harsh. A few hours before celebrating the funeral, the f...

News from EWTN:

Honduran auxiliary bishop accused of sexual misconduct resigns (Posted on Friday July 20, 2018): Vatican City, Jul 20, 2018 / 07:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Juan José Pineda, auxiliary bishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, following a Vatican investigation into accusations of financial mismanagement and sexual misconduct against seminarians.

19th-century Italian teen to be canonized during youth Synod (Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018): Vatican City, Jul 19, 2018 / 11:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio, who died at the age of 19 from bone cancer, will be declared a saint Oct. 14 during the Synod of Bishops on young people, faith, and vocational discernment, Pope Francis announced Thursday.

The Church is without a camerlengo (Posted on Tuesday July 17, 2018): Vatican City, Jul 17, 2018 / 01:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With the July 5 death of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the office of camerlengo is now vacant. A sensitive position, above all in the period between the death of a pope and the election of his successor, the Church awaits Pope Francis' nomination of a new camerlengo.

Bishops, Archbishop, Cardinals and Roman Curia's main names

The nine Congregations of the Roman Curia

  1. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  2. Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments
  3. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches
  4. Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
  5. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
  6. Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
  7. Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
  8. Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education
  9. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
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