The Pope met the heads of curial departments on Saturday in an attempt to “restore serenity and trust” in the Holy See, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has said.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone called on Friday for “free and efficient treatment” for Aids sufferers in Africa.
Pope Benedict has approved the election of Archbishop Abdo Arbach as the Greek Melkite leader of the troubled Syrian cities of Homs, Hama and Yabroud.
AP considers the consequences of the conviction of Mgr William Lynn for child endangerment in a landmark trial in Philadelphia.
A Brazilian blog has reportedly published part of the doctrinal preamble that could form the basis of the SSPX’s reconciliation with Rome.
Historian Eamon Duffy says “there was nothing inevitable about the Reformation” in England.
And Lindsay Reckson praises a new book dedicated to “excessive, indecorous, mad” saints.
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