Committee to help revamp Vatican communications

VATICAN CITY – Seven months after hiring a consulting firm to study the Vatican’s communications structures, the Vatican has set up an 11-member committee – which includes former Singapore Cabinet minister George Yeo – to suggest ways to increase collaboration and cut costs.Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy and [...]

Agreement Ratified Between Holy See And Republic Of Burundi

Vatican City, 3 March 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 28 February 2014, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi, Laurent Kavakure, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Archbishop Franco Coppola, apostolic nuncio, exchanged the instruments of ratification of the Agreement between the Holy See and the [...]

China wants new pope to stop ‘interfering’ in its affairs

ROME – China has sent a message to whoever would be the new pope, urging him stop the Vatican from interfering in China’s domestic affairs.“China is willing to develop relations with the Vatican if the Vatican severs its diplomatic ties with Taiwan and refrains from interfering in China’s internal affairs,” Mr Hong Lei, a Foreign [...]

Interview With Substitute For General Affairs On Stolen Papal Documents

Vatican City, 30 May 2012 (VIS) – The “Osservatore Romano” newspaper today published an interview with Archbishop Angelo Becciu, substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, concerning the question of stolen papal documents. Archbishop Becciu says that he has seen the Holy Father “suffering because, on the basis of what has thus far [...]