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Paolo Ruffini has decades of experience in journalism. Will he overcome the clericalism of the Curia?

Can women be deacons?

A storm is brewing in the Vatican over deaconesses

Whether or not he accepts the bishops’ resignations, the problem will not go away

The Holy See says the meetings will take place in secrecy, but abuse survivors are not happy

Vatican media has said hardly a word about last week’s press conference

Cardinal Errázuriz, who is in a dispute with abuse survivors, has declined to attend next week’s meeting. Will the Pope make him?

The Vatican has failed to come down clearly on either side of the German intercommunion debate

More transparency, tough action against church leaders, and a role for Juan Carlos Cruz would be positive steps

The Rome contingent of Alfie’s Army is growing daily

Those who misled the Pope ‘no doubt felt they were protecting the institution’, says Marie Collins