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June 21, 2021
The announcement of the resignation of two bishops, also on Saturday, was always likely to go unremarked, if unnoticed. But there are resignations and resignations, and these two were not without interest.
June 11, 2021
“In the context of its role of supervision, the Dicastery… has identified several reasonable criteria concerning two necessary aspects of good government: regulating the terms of office in governing bodies at the international level, and the representativeness of these bodies.”
May 27, 2021
Pope Francis has renewed the leadership of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW), promoting the dicastery’s secretary, Archbishop Arthur Roche, to Prefect of the Vatican’s liturgy department. The English prelate was appointed coadjutor Bishop of Leeds, England, in 2002 by Pope John Paul II. He succeeded Bishop David Konstant
May 25, 2021
The Laudato Sí Action Platform “is a journey to realise the integral ecological vision of Laudato Sí… a journey towards total sustainability in the spirit of the integral ecology,” says Salesian Father Josh Kureethadam of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
May 17, 2021
Pope Francis has appointed the head of the Jesuits’ China Province as the new Bishop of Hong Kong. Father Stephen Chow Sau-Yan will succeed Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, who served as Hong Kong’s Bishop for just 17 months from August 2017 to January 2019. Following his untimely death, the diocese has been headed by his
April 23, 2021
Abuse survivor Juan Carlos Cruz says he hopes his presence on the Commission "will bring renewed impulse to the Churches’ commitment to hearing, welcoming, assisting and accompanying the children, men and women who have been abused and in creating a space for them in the life of the Church.”
April 02, 2021
The vaccination program at Paul VI is part and parcel of the push Pope Francis has been making to see that vaccine doses are distributed with a view to the safety of the most vulnerable. 
March 26, 2021
A leading theologian and member of the CDF – not to mention the principal architect of John Paul II’s Catechism of the Catholic Church – Cardinal Schönborn was speaking to Vienna’s archdiocesan newspaper, Der Sonntag.
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