Edward Pentin

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German Newspaper Investigates Mysterious Trust Connected to Order of Malta

Germany’s mass-selling Bild newspaper has reported that the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Baron Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, accepted a 30 million Swiss franc donation ($31 million) on behalf of the Order from what Bild calls “a...

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Perspectives Differ on Pope Francis’ Pontificate After 4 Years

March 13 marks four years since Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope “from the end of the world,” offering the simple greeting “Buona sera” (good evening) from the loggia of St. Peter Basilica.  The anniversary means the Vatican is on...

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Pope Francis Expresses Openness to Ordaining Married Men in Some Cases

In his first ever interview with a German newspaper, Pope Francis has said the issue of ordaining some married men as priests needs to be considered, but stressed that “voluntary celibacy” is not the solution to the vocations crisis that exists...

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Vatican Tight-Lipped About Papal Review of New Liturgical Translations

The Congregation for Divine Worship is declining to answer questions on reports that Pope Francis has created a commission to review new translations of liturgical texts from Latin into English and other languages. In early January, Vaticanist...

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Vatican to Use ‘Systematic Surveillance’ to Protect Papal Images from Illegal Use

The Vatican announced today it would be using “systematic surveillance activities” to protect images of Pope Francis and the Holy See in order to prevent them being illegally used. In a statement issued Feb. 22, the Vatican said in order to make...

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Malta’s Archbishop: Seminarians Can Leave if They Don't Agree With Pope Francis

The Archbishop of Malta has confirmed to the Register that he told the country’s seminarians earlier this month that if any of them do not agree with Pope Francis, “the seminary gate is open,” implying they are free to leave.   Archbishop...

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Cardinal Burke Firmly Rejects Account by Order of Malta’s Acting Head

Cardinal Raymond Burke has firmly rejected an account given by the acting head of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta who said in an interview this week that the cardinal, and not the Order's Grand Master, was the one who asked its Grand...

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Cardinal Sarah Blesses Debut Album of London Boys Choir

Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s head of divine worship, has blessed the debut album of a renowned London boys choir of one of England’s oldest state-funded Catholic schools, saying “music is the greatest purveyor of liturgical...

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Cardinal Marx: C9 Pledge of Support for Pope Francis “Well Received”

Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said the Council of Cardinals’ unexpected statement this week expressing its “full support” for Pope Francis was well received, but he gave no details about why the affirmation was needed, or made. Informed sources...

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Cardinal Parolin: Holy See “Concerned” About Populism

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said the Holy See is “concerned” about the emergence of populism around the world while also calling on politicians to “grasp the concrete needs of the people.” Speaking yesterday evening after meeting Italy’s...