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Britain's Patten to lead Vatican communications re-vamp drive
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten will head a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to re-vamp and modernise the Holy See's media strategy, the Vatican said on Wednesday. Patten, 70, one of Britain's most experienced politicians, will be president of an 11-member committee made up of six experts from around the world and five Vatican officials ...(7/9/2014 6:11:21 AM)
New economic framework for Holy See announced
Yesterday, Cardinal George Pell announced new initiatives for improving the economic management and administration of the Holy See and Vatican City State. At a press conference, Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy together with Joseph F X Zahra and Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, deputy coordinator and member of the Council for the Economy respectively, and Ernst von Freyberg ...(7/10/2014 1:02:32 PM)
Why aren’t Pope Francis and his cardinals singing from the same hymn sheet?
Vatican insiders are wary of the Pope’s views on finance, divorce and celibacy(7/18/2014 8:10:22 PM)
Financial statement of Holy See and Vatican City State published
During the meeting of the Council of the Economy on Saturday 5 July, the Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the Holy See, presented a report of the two main budgets for 2013: the consolidated financial statement of the Holy See and the financial statement of the Governorate of Vatican City State. The data included in these statements may be summarised as follows:The consolidated financial ...(7/8/2014 6:17:32 PM)
Combined Vatican and Holy See Finances Ended 2013 With 10m Euro Surplus
In an unannounced briefing in the Vatican Press Office this afternoon, the director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, spoke to journalists about the results of the Vatican’s 2013 financial statements, and distributed an explanatory communiqué.(7/8/2014 12:32:15 PM)
Vatican Statement on Press Conference Concerning New Economic Framework for the Holy See
At 12 noon today, in the Aula Giovanni Paolo II of the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held on the theme: "New economic framework for the Holy See".(7/9/2014 7:47:34 AM)
Child migrants should be 'welcomed and protected,' says Pope Francis
JC Finley VATICAN CITY, July 15 (UPI) -- Pope Francis submitted a letter regarding child migration to the Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development on Monday.(7/15/2014 6:32:43 PM)
Pope and 'C9' reform group talks 'free, frank, friendly'
(ANSA) Vatican City, July 4 - Pope Francis has had "free, frank and friendly" discussions with the C9 group of cardinals charged with examining reforms, Vatican Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Friday.(7/4/2014 11:18:08 AM)
07/24/2014 VATICAN - SUDAN Pope meets Meriam, thanks her for her courageous witness of faith
» Today at Domus Sanctae Marthae, Francis received the Sudanese woman, jailed in recent months for her faith, together with her husband and two sons. "Francis wanted to express his closeness, concern and prayers for all those who suffer for their faith," said Father Lombardi.(7/24/2014 10:49:39 AM)
Vatican's Press Release on 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements of Holy See and Governorate
"Considering the overall combined results of the two financial statements, as is usual, 2013 closes with a profit of around 10 million euros."(7/8/2014 1:18:13 PM)
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