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Edward Pentin

Edward Pentin

Edward Pentin is The Catholic Herald's Rome correspondent and will be blogging on issues relating to the Vatican and the UK

A mood of fear has gripped the Vatican following budget cuts

Cardinal Parolin announced that the Vatican would not be hiring and over-time was banned (CNS)

Fr Federico Lombardi is trying to allay fears about redundancies as best he can

Canterbury and Rome prepare for cricketing showdown

The game may take place at Lord's Cricket Ground (Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

Church of England to take on Vatican team at Lord’s

Lucetta Scaraffia: ‘We need to win women back’

Lucetta Scaraffia would like to see more women teaching at seminaries and presiding over several Vatican departments

The leading Catholic feminist says she is against women priests, but wants women to be given more responsibility in the Church

How to visit Rome in the austerity era

Tourists crowd the bridge leading to Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (CNS)

The Catholic Herald’s Rome correspondent knows the Eternal City inside out. Here he offers tips for pilgrims for whom every penny counts

Howzat! Vatican to found its own cricket club

The glorious game of cricket (these players may not appear at the Vatican)

Following its football tournament, Rome will soon hear the sound of willow on leather

Pope Francis is unlikely to make any statements on the Falkland Islands in future

Cristina Kirchner greets Cardinal Bergoglio in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

As Cardinal Ratzinger, Benedict XVI made his views on foreign policy explicit, but he never reiterated them as pope

‘I feel like a child waiting for Christmas’

People huddle under umbrellas as they keep watch on the smoke stack (Photo: PA)

In St Peter’s Square, pilgrims are hopeful, excited, and a little anxious

Sparks fly at Pius XII debate in London

Majority of the audience failed to be swayed by scholars speaking in favour of the wartime pope

The Pope Pius XII debate in London promises to be compelling and educational

Pope Pius XII pictured in May 1957 (AP)

The debate about Pope Pius XII in London this month will be an education.

Vatican newspaper intervenes in News International hacking row

News International: controversy over unethical journalism has spread to more than one of its newspapers (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Fr Tamayo, a Spanish media expert, says scandal indicates the urgent need for ethics in the media