Vatican newspaper appoints new editorial board for women’s magazine

The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, named a new director and editorial board for its women’s magazine, Women-Church-World. The announcement came a little more than one month after the magazine’s founder and former director, Lucetta Scaraffia, resigned along with her editorial staff, claiming a lack of trust and support from the new management at the newspaper.…

Fear division, not difference, Pope says

No one should be afraid that God has allowed there to be different religions in the world, Pope Francis has said. “But we should be frightened if we are not doing the work of fraternity, of walking together in life” as brothers and sisters of one human family, he said. As is customary, at his…

Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has realistic goals
Letter from Rome   All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering February 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church. When Pope Francis announced the international meeting in September, it sparked an optimistic note that the global problem of abuse finally would be tackled with a…
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