Holy See



Pope Francis declares List of 'needed Virtues' for Catholic Church - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis presented the Catholic church’s bureaucracy with a list of "needed virtues""

 

 

 

 

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  • "including humanity, accountability and humility"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "following a year in which the Vatican was shaken by a number of high-profile scandals"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the annual Christmas speech delivered by the 79-year-old pontiff was remarkable in one respect: he struck a far more conciliatory tone before the crowd of senior church officials than last year"

 

 

 

 

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  • "diseases and even scandals cannot obscure the efficiency of the services rendered to the Pope and to the entire church of the Roman Curia"

 

 

 

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  • “"with great effort, responsibility, commitment and dedication, and this is a real source of consolation," Francis said"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "cases of resistance, difficulties, and failures on the part of individuals and ministers are so many lessons and opportunities for growth, and never for discouragement"

 

 

 

 

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  • "they are opportunities for returning to the essentials, which means being ever more conscious of ourselves, of God and our neighbours"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in his address the pontiff echoed calls he has made in speeches this year for the church to exhibit a greater sense of spirituality and humanity"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""humanity is what makes us different from machines and robots which feel nothing and are never moved," Francis said"

 

 

 

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  • "once we find it hard to weep seriously or laugh heartily, we have begun our decline and the process of turning from "humans" into something else"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he also called on the Curia to set an example to others"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "including by avoiding scandals which harm souls and impair the credibility of our witness"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the other virtues included in the Pope’s guide were a call for senior officials to be more pastoral in their approach"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "more reasonable and gentle, more charitable and honest"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "more open and mature, and more respectful, diligent and attentive"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "accountable and trustworthy persons are those who honour their commitments with seriousness and responsibility when they are being observed"

 

 

 

 

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  • "but above all when they are alone; they radiate a sense of tranquility because they never betray a trust"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope's Rebuff to conservative Cardinal - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "for some Vatican observers, the decision to cancel a Milan trip was nothing but a routine scheduling decision for a Pope who is busy reforming the church’s Roman bureaucracy"

 

 

 

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  • "but Francis’s apparent reticence to grant Scola (Angelo Scola, a conservative Italian cardinal) a meeting could also be seen as a symbol for everything the Pope is trying to change about the Catholic church in Italy"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "including the Vatican’s historic cosy relationship with conservative politicians"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Italian hierarchy was very political and tied in to business and politics"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Scola represents that kind of church"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for years, Scola was considered a close ally of Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI"

 

 

 

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  • "and was seen by some as having reached a tacit agreement with Italy’s former centre-right prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, that the church in Italy would not be a leading voice on social justice issues"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Scola is part of what is known as the "communio" school of theology, which is named after theological journals"

 

 

 

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  • "and was a conservative response to the second Vatican council, which installed a series of modernising reforms in the church 50 years ago"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this year, the Pope made two moves that defined his desire for change in the Italian hierarchy. In November, in what was described as a barnstorming speech"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Francis offered a critical assessment of the church in front of a conference of Italian bishops in Florence, in which he urged them to stop clinging to conservatism and fundamentalism"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Christian doctrine is not a closed system incapable of generating questions, doubts, interrogatives"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but is alive, knows being unsettled, enlivened"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "more importantly, in October, he appointed two clerics known as social activists to two of the most important archdioceses in Italy: Bologna and Palermo"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Matteo Zuppi worked for the Community of Sant’Egidio, which focuses on outreach to the poor and conflict resolution"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Francis could also be avoiding a meeting with Scola - still a possible candidate to replace him someday - so he does not give any appearance of endorsing the Italian"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in 2013, the conservative Italian bishops’ conference was so convinced that Scola, one of their own, would be chosen as the next pope"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that they accidentally released a press release expressing “joy and thanks” for the Milan cardinal’s election 10 minutes after Francis made his first appearance as Pope"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Francis' Curia Speech - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis has ended the year"

 

 

 

 

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  • "with a scathing critique of the church’s highest-ranking officials"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "including a list of 15 "ailments" that plagued the Vatican’s power-hungry bureaucracy"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Argentinian pontiff used the traditional Christmas greeting to the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Holy See"

 

 

 

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  • "to portray a church hierarchy that had lost its humanity at times"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a body consumed by narcissism and excessive activity"

 

 

 

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  • "where men who are meant to serve God with optimism instead presented a hardened, sterile face to the world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Pope denounced the "pathology of power" that afflicts those"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who seek to enhance themselves above all else"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "sometimes officials feel themselves "lords of the manor""

 

 

 

 

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  • "superior to everyone and everything"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "feeling immortal, immune or indispensable"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a Curia that doesn’t criticise itself"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that doesn’t update itself, that doesn’t seek to improve itself is a sick body"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "becoming spiritually and mentally hardened"

 

 

 

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  • "it’s dangerous to lose that human sensibility that lets you cry with those who are crying, and celebrate those who are joyful"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "preparing things well is necessary, but don’t fall into the temptation"

 

 

 

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  • "of trying to close or direct the freedom of the Holy Spirit, which is bigger and more generous than any human plan"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "having "spiritual Alzheimer’s""

 

 

 

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  • "we see it in the people who have forgotten their encounter with the Lord"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in those who depend completely on their here and now, on their passions, whims and manias"

 

 

 

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  • "in those who build walls around themselves and become enslaved to the idols that they have built with their own hands"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "suffering from "existential schizophrenia" - it’s the sickness of those who live a double life, fruit of hypocrisy"

 

 

 

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  • "that is typical of mediocre and progressive spiritual emptiness that academic degrees cannot fill"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it’s a sickness that often affects those who, abandoning pastoral service, limit themselves to bureaucratic work"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "losing contact with reality and concrete people"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "being indifferent to others: when, out of jealousy or cunning, one finds joy in seeing another fall"

 

 

 

 

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  • "rather than helping him up and encouraging him"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "having a "funereal face": in reality, theatrical severity and sterile pessimism are often symptoms of fear and insecurity"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the apostle must be polite, serene, enthusiastic and happy and transmit joy wherever he goes"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "wanting more: when the apostle tries to fill an existential emptiness in his heart"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by accumulating material goods, not because he needs them but because he’ll feel more secure"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "seeking worldly profit and showing off: it’s the sickness of those who insatiably try to multiply their powers"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to do so are capable of calumny, defamation and discrediting others, even in newspapers and magazines"

 

 

 

 

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  • "naturally to show themselves as being more capable than others"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the 78-year-old pope’s second Christmas speech since his election in 2013"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "was met by tepid applause among his Vatican audience"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone luxury Retirement Flat - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "while Pope Francis has been exhorting his clergy almost weekly to live lives as simple and frugal as his own"

 

 

 

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  • "work has been going ahead on a luxurious retirement home for Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone"

 

 

 

 

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  • "who stepped down as the Vatican's secretary of state"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Bertone acknowledged that his intended new residence was spacious"

 

 

 

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  • "he said that a previous estimate of 700 sq metres (7,500 sq ft) was double the true figure"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but even at 350 sq metres, the cardinal's new residence would be five times bigger than that of the pope"

 

 

 

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  • "who lives in a one-bedroomed suite in the nearby Casa Santa Marta"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Bertone's successor as secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has similarly modest accommodation in the same building"

 

 

 

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  • "which serves as a hotel for visitors to the Vatican"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "until the arrival of Pope Francis"

 

 

 

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  • "it was normal for the Catholic church's most senior officials to retire to extensive and well-appointed lodgings"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the new pontiff was furious when he discovered the purpose of the work being carried out"

 

 

 

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  • "just a few yards from his own simple quarters"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Youth Day - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis drew hundreds of thousands of flag-waving faithful to Rio's Copacabana beach"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for the final evening of "World Youth Day""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the vigil capped a busy day for the pope in which he drove home the message:"

 

 

 

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  • "the need for Catholics, lay and religious, to shake up the status quo, get out of their stuffy sacristies"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and reach the faithful on the margins of society"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Francis took a direct swipe at the "intellectual" message of the church that so characterised the pontificate of his predecessor"

 

 

 

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  • "speaking to Brazil's bishops, he said ordinary Catholics didn't understand such lofty ideas"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and needed to hear the simpler message of love"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "forgiveness and mercy that was at the core of the Catholic faith"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "perhaps the church appeared too weak, perhaps too distant from their needs, perhaps too poor to respond to their concerns"

 

 

 

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  • "perhaps too cold, perhaps too caught up with itself, perhaps a prisoner of its own rigid formulas"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Copacabana beach was overflowing for the final vigil night"

 

 

 

 

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  • "local media, citing information from the mayor's office, said 3m people were on hand for the vigil"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vatican Bank faces Review by Commission - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis has set up a commission to review the secretive and scandal-dogged Vatican bank"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in a bid to personally oversee a "greater harmonisation" between its activities and the wider Roman Catholic church"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a panel of five people - including two cardinals and Mary Ann Glendon"

 

 

 

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  • "a Harvard law professor who used to be US ambassador to the Holy See - was announced by the Vatican"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as Francis showed signs of wanting to extend his belief in ethical financial reform to his own backyard"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "known officially as the Institute for Religious Works (IOR)"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the bank is attempting to shed its image as a mysterious and opaque organisation"

 

 

 

 

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  • "especially in the wake of embarrassing documents leaked during the so-called Vatileaks scandal"

 

 

 

 

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  • "which painted a picture of dysfunctional internal machinations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Francis says Atheists can be good - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Pope Francis urging that people of all religions, and none"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "work together"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he told the story of a Catholic who asked a priest if even atheists had been redeemed by Jesus"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""even them, everyone," the Pope answered"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we all have the duty to do good"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Francis calls for better Links between Islam and Christianity
- the Guardian
: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is not possible to build bridges between people while forgetting God"

 

 

 

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  • "but the converse is also true: it is not possible to establish true links with God"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "while ignoring other people"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the Papal Agenda - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the Curia, which is the Vatican civil service"

 

 

 

 

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  • "is not a bureaucracy, with rules, so much as a court, with courtiers, in which progress depends on who you know"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is the last court in Europe with any power"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the various departments, corresponding to ministries in the outside world"

 

 

 

 

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  • "are still known by their names under the Byzantine emperors - "dicasteries""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this court structure is no longer fit for purpose, and everyone outside the Curia, whether conservative or liberal, is agreed on this"

 

 

 

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  • "on the other hand, it has a history of at least 1,500 years of resisting change"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "success would mean breaking the Curia away from the pattern of Italian politics"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it might mean an end to recurrent scandals around such institutions as the Vatican bank"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- Capital: Vatican City - [ HS = Holy See ]


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Human Rights - US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08VATICAN32

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  • "the belief that all people are created by God with equal dignity and worth"

 

 

 

 

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  • "is at the core of the Holy See's promotion of human rights"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Holy See's human rights foreign policy aims to assure"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that the inherent dignity of the human person is guaranteed by law"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the UN and other multilateral institutions provide a forum to advance this policy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Environment - US cable - 2007:
LINK ¤ 07VATICAN129

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  • "ecology and the environment"

 

 

 

 

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  • "at the forefront of "die grüne revolution" was Pope Benedict XVI, who recalled the Catholic Church's teachings on"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the right to water, conservation, pollution"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "green house gasses and the ubiquitous carbon footprint"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "ecology is a widely accepted moral concern, but one that points much deeper:"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "nature itself teaches"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that some things are naturally right and some are naturally wrong"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "everyone today can see that man could destroy the foundation of his existence - his earth"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we can no longer simply use this earth"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the destruction of the environment is "a stark example of how""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "future survival requires that people obey the laws of nature"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benedict XVI - US cable - 2008:
LINK ¤ 08VATICAN33

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  • "the Pope is likely to highlight faith and reason, natural law"

 

 

 

 

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  • "human rights, and inter-religious dialogue during his upcoming trip to the US"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Benedict is certain to weave them into an overarching theme stressing"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the essential role of the United Nations"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the need for international relations to be based on an unchanging natural moral law"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "decrying lack of concern for economic and social needs of poorer nations"

 

 

 

 

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  • "contempt for humanitarian law, and selective defense of human rights"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the reaffirmation of universal values"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the existence of natural law as the source of all rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Letter to President Obama - US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08VATICAN85

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  • "the Honorable Barack Obama - President-elect of the United States of America"

 

 

 

 

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  • "on the historic occasion of your election as President of the United States of America"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I send warm greetings and cordial best wishes to you, your wife and your family"

 

 

 

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  • "I pray that Almighty God will assist you in your high responsibilities in the service of the nation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and within the international community"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "may the Lord's abundant blessings sustain you and the beloved American people as you strive"

 

 

 

 

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  • "together will all men and women of good will"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to build a world of peace, solidarity and justice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Climate Change - US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09VATICAN54

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  • "the dome of Saint Peter's Basilica plunged into darkness"

 

 

 

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  • "signaling Vatican City's participation in Earth Hour"

 

 

 

 

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  • "recent Holy See green initiatives have drawn media and scientific attention"

 

 

 

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  • "for example, Vatican City - the world's smallest sovereign state"

 

 

 

 

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  • "is also the world's first carbon-neutral state"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Holy See is increasingly focused on urging its partners"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to ensure that the world remains safe and livable"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the moral imperative of reducing humanity's negative imprint on the environment"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""ten commandments" emphasized the centrality of the human person, respect for the created environment"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the link between ecology and economic development"

 

 

 

 

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  • "responsibility towards future generations"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and that modification of the ecosystem is licit"

 

 

 

 

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  • "when respecting the natural order"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vatican - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09VATICAN78

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  • "the Vatican is second only to the United States"

 

 

 

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  • "in the number of countries with which it enjoys diplomatic relations"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there are Catholic priests, nuns and lay people in every country on the planet"

 

 

 

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  • "as a result, the Holy See is interested and well informed about developments all over the globe"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Vatican has been very vocal about protecting the world's most vulnerable people from harm"

 

 

 

 

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  • "caused by the global financial crisis"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "development aid, including the commercial and financial conditions favorable to less developed countries"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the cancellation of the external debt of the poorest and most indebted countries"

 

 

 

 


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  • "the Vatican criticizes "consumerist" societies"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and strongly supports the UN Millennium Development Goals"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Climate Change - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09VATICAN125

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  • "Caritas Internationalis, the international federation of national Caritas groups"

 

 

 

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  • "will send a large delegation to Copenhagen to press for strong action on climate change"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the "Grow Climate Justice" campaign has three objectives:"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to convince countries to recognize and protect all peoples' right to sustainable development"

 

 

 

 

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  • "prioritizing the most vulnerable"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to persuade industrialized countries to provide developing countries"

 

 

 

 

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  • "sufficient, accessible, financial and technological support for adaptation and mitigation"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to lobby industrialized countries to commit to at least"

 

 

 

 

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  • "30-40 percent reduction in emissions by 2020 (based on 1990 levels)"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Environment - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09VATICAN132

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  • "the deterioration of any one part of the planet affects us all"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the world's population cannot remain indifferent to environmental degradation"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "government policies, the activity of multinational corporations"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the day-to-day behavior of individuals all have an impact on the environment"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the issue of environmental degradation challenges people to examine their lifestyles and models of consumption and production"

 

 

 

 

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  • "which are often unsustainable from a social"

 

 

 

 

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  • "environmental and even economic point of view"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "because the environmental crisis is global, it must be met"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with a universal sense of responsibility and solidarity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "toward people in other parts of the world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as well as toward future generations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weihnachtsansprache: viel päpstlicher Tadel, aber auch Lob - der Standard:
LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "vor einem Jahr hatte der Papst in seinen Weihnachtsgrüßen an die Mitarbeiter des Vatikans der Kurie 15 "Krankheiten" attestiert"

 

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  • "heuer war Franziskus etwas milder gestimmt, aber seinen Ärger über die jüngsten Skandale wollte und konnte er bei seiner Ansprache dennoch nicht verbergen:"

 

 

 

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  • "denn einige der "Krankheiten" sind auch im vergangenen Jahr aufgetreten und haben nicht wenig Schmerz im ganzen Körper verursacht und viele Seelen verletzt"

 

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  • "die "Widerstände" gegen die Reformen und das "Scheitern einiger Mitarbeiter" sind aber kein Grund zur Entmutigung"

 

 

 

 

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  • "es wäre eine große Ungerechtigkeit gegenüber all den anständigen und gewissenhaften Personen, die in der Kurie mit uneingeschränktem Einsatz, mit Ergebenheit, Treue und Professionalität arbeiten"

 

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  • ""nicht einen tief empfundenen Dank und eine gebührende Ermutigung zum Ausdruck zu bringen", betonte Franziskus"

 

 

 

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  • "und an die Adresse der weniger Treuen verkündete er, dass die Kurienreform "mit Entschlossenheit, klarem Verstand und Tatkraft fortgeführt wird""

 

 

 

 

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  • "statt eines Sündenregisters wie vor einem Jahr listete der Papst einen Katalog von zwölf Tugenden auf, die für den Dienst in der Kirche erforderlich sind"

 

 

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  • "genau genommen handelt es sich um Tugendpaare, zum Beispiel um "Missionsgeist und pastorale Grundhaltung""

 

 

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  • ""Spiritualität und Menschlichkeit", "Vernünftigkeit und Liebenswürdigkeit""

 

 

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  • ""Ehrlichkeit und Reife", "Großherzigkeit und Aufmerksamkeit""

 

 

 

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  • "weiters erinnerte Franziskus an Papst Paul VI., der erklärt hatte, die römische Kurie ist zur "Vorbildlichkeit berufen""

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Papst kritisiert Kurie - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "am Tag nach der Weihnachtsansprache des Papstes an die Kurie, die zu einer veritablen Brandrede geraten war, herrschte im Kirchenstaat betretenes Schweigen"

 

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  • "der Papst hatte der Kurie "15 mögliche Krankheiten" attestiert"

 

 

 

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  • "die erste dieser Pathologien besteht darin, sich für unsterblich, immun oder unersetzbar zu halten"

 

 

 

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  • "eine Kurie, die sich selbst nicht kritisiert, die sich nicht erneuert, die nicht besser werden will, ist ein kranker Körper"

 

 

 

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  • "anschließend geißelte Franziskus die "Krankheit einer mentalen und spirituellen Erstarrung""

 

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  • "die "Krankheit der Rivalität und Eitelkeit", die "Krankheit des spirituellen Alzheimers" und eine "existenzielle Schizophrenie""

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Papst macht beratende Kardinalsgruppe zur festen Institution - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "Papst Franziskus hat die von ihm eingesetzte Arbeitsgruppe zur Kurienreform"

 

 

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  • "zu einer ständigen Einrichtung im Rang eines "Kardinalsrates" erhoben"

 

 

 

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  • "dieser soll ihm bei der Leitung der Weltkirche sowie der Kurienreform helfen"

 

 

 

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  • "der Kardinalsrat ist ein weiterer Ausdruck der bischöflichen Gemeinschaft und der Hilfe für den "Petrusdienst""

 

 

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  • "der aus acht Kardinälen aus allen Kontinenten bestehende Rat trifft erstmals im Vatikan zusammen, um über eine Kurienreform und drängende Fragen der Weltkirche zu beraten"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Papst räumt mit SoKo bei Vatikanbank auf - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "eine von Papst Franziskus eingesetzte Sonderkommission soll künftig die wenig transparenten Machenschaften"

 

 

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  • "der Vatikanbank IOR (Istituto per le opere religiose) kontrollieren und damit mehr Transparenz garantieren"

 

 

 

 

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  • "denn immer noch ist eine Vielzahl der insgesamt 19.000 Kontoinhaber anonym und die Offshore-Transaktionen werden weiterhin fortgesetzt"

 

 

 

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  • "IOR hat im Vorjahr einen Nettogewinn von 86,6 Millionen Euro erzielt und eine Bilanzsumme von 7,1 Milliarden Euro ausgewiesen"

 

 

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  • "derzeit beschäftigt das Istituto per le opere religiose, das Institut, das kein Bankstatut hat, 114 Mitarbeiter"

 

 

 

 

 

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Habemus Hoffnung - Kurt Appel: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "die Wahl des argentinischen Kardinals Jorge Bergoglio zum Papst steht im Kontext der Suche der Katholischen Kirche"

 

 

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  • "nach einer Antwort auf die großen Herausforderungen der globalisierten Moderne"

 

 

 

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  • "in den vergangenen Jahren hat weltweit ein massiver Urbanisierungsschub stattgefunden"

 

 

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  • "der Katholik unserer Tage lebt als Neuankömmling in einer der Megacitys Lateinamerikas"

 

 

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  • "Afrikas und Asiens, ist arm, entwurzelt und sieht sich teilweise auch durch die etablierte Gesellschaft verfolgt"

 

 

 

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  • "die erste Herausforderung der katholischen Kirche besteht also darin, schwerfällige Strukturen zu ändern"

 

 

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  • "neue soziale urbane Netzwerke an den Rändern der Gesellschaft aufzubauen"

 

 

 

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  • "eine zweite Herausforderung für den neuen Papst liegt in der Reformbedürftigkeit des vatikanischen Verwaltungsapparats"

 

 

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  • "der vielfach eine Sonderexistenz führt, die mit der Lebensrealität der Menschen außerhalb der vatikanischen Mauern wenig zu tun hat"

 

 

 

 

 

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Vaticanstadt - Status Civitatis Vaticanae - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "mit 0,44 Quadratkilometern ist der Vatikan der kleinste Staat der Welt"

 

 

 

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  • "die auf dem Vatikanischen Hügel gelegene Enklave ist ein souveräner Staat mit dem Papst als Monarchen"

 

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  • "die Lateranverträge mit Italien vom 11. Februar 1929 begründeten den Vatikan und sicherten seine Eigenständigkeit"

 

 

 

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  • "in der internationalen Staatengemeinschaft stellt der Vatikan ein Unikat dar"

 

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  • "ist er doch einerseits das Zentrum der katholischen Kirche, andererseits auch ein souveräner Kleinstaat"

 

 

 

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  • "der Heilige Stuhl und der Staat der Vatikanstadt sind zwei separate Völkerrechtssubjekte. Der jeweilige Papst fungiert nicht nur als Heiliger Vater der Katholiken weltweit"

 

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  • "sondern auch als Oberhaupt des "Status Civitatis Vaticanæ" mit eigener Regierung, eigener Armee und einer eigenen Gerichtsbarkeit"

 

 

 

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  • "der Regierungsapparat des Vatikan ist die Römische Kurie"

 

 

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  • "an ihrer Spitze steht der Kardinalstaatssekretär, in der Funktion vergleichbar mit einem Ministerpräsidenten"

 

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  • "er ist der engste Mitarbeiter des Papstes und leitet die Vatikan-Diplomatie. Ihm untersteht das Staatssekretariat, das "Ministerium""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HOLY SEE - Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ HOLY SEE

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  • "the Holy See - Sancta Sedes - is the episcopal jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome"

 

 

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  • "having a centralized government called the Roman Curia with the secretary of state as its chief administrator and various departments comparable to ministries"

 

 

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  • "diplomatically, the Holy See acts and speaks for the whole church"
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