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Secretariat of State
March 30, 2021
The former bishop of Hong Kong said March 30 that if he could, he would fly to Rome and kneel outside the pope’s residence until the decree was withdrawn.
January 18, 2021
Cecilia Marogna faces extradition to the Vatican from Italy for allegedly misappropriating €575,000 from the Holy See
January 02, 2021
It seems it would take Solomon to figure out how to cut State down to size, but perhaps the wisest of ancient Israel’s kings has already provided a solution: Cut the baby in half.
December 28, 2020
Praedicate Evangelium "puts evangelization at the center of the Church, and of everything the Curia does,” but what will Pope Francis's reformed Curia actually be able to do?
December 28, 2020
Under the new law, APSA will gain ownership of funds, bank accounts, and investments, including real estate, previously administered by the Secretariat of State from Jan. 1, 2021. 
January 25, 2017
The curia remains a place where cliques have more authority than the law. It doesn't bode well
January 20, 2017
Bishops from England, Wales and Scotland have hailed his 'kindness' and 'wise counsel' and offered prayers for his new mission
April 21, 2016
The blocking of the PricewaterhouseCoopers audit puts the Pope's legacy as a reformer in peril