Press Release Regarding Cardinal O’brien

Vatican City, 15 May 2013 (VIS) – This afternoon, the Holy See Press Office issued the following press release: “His Eminence Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, archbishop emeritus of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, for the same reasons he decided not to participate in the last Conclave, and in agreement with the Holy Father, will be leaving [...]

Holy See Press Office Communique

Vatican City, 25 February 2013 (VIS) – Following is the text of the communique published this morning by the Press Office of the Holy See: “This morning, the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Herranz, Cardinal Tomko, and Cardinal De Giorgi, members of the Commission of Cardinals appointed to investigate into the leak of reserved [...]

Director Of Holy See Press Office On Pope’s Resignation

Vatican City, 11 February 2013 (VIS)  Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, commented there and on Vatican Radio on Benedict XVI’s resignation of the papacy. “Among the reasons for the Pope’s resignation, as he noted in his own words,” he said, “are the circumstances of today’s world that, in relation to [...]

Communique Of The Holy See Press Office

Vatican City, 8 October 2012 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a communique released today by the Holy See Press Office in response to an article which appeared in the Italian daily “Il Messaggero”, concerning alleged irregularities in the Fabric of St. Peter’s, which administers the Vatican Basilica. “Regarding an article which appeared [...]

Declaration By Holy See Press Office Director

Vatican City, 12 September 2012 (VIS) - Given below is the text of a declaration made by Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi following episodes of violence in the Libyan city of Benghazi yesterday. "Profound respect for the beliefs, texts, outstanding figures and symbols of the various religions is an essential precondition for [...]

Holy See Press Office Communique On Ior Meetings

Vatican City, 27 june 2012 (VIS).-Below is the text of the communique released late this morning by the Press Office of the Holy See: “This morning there was a meeting of the Board of Superintendence of the Institute for Works of Religion, currently composed of Vice President Dr. Ronaldo Hermann Schmitz, Dr. Carl Albert Anderson, [...]

Holy See Press Office Director On Pope’s Meetings With Cardinals

Vatican City, 24 June 2012 (VIS) – Fr. Lombardi has provided journalists with information about meetings the Pope held on Saturday 23 June, first with heads of dicasteries of the Roman Curia, and subsequently with Cardinals George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia; Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops; Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the [...]

Communique Of The Holy See Press Office

Vatican City, 9 June 2012 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique yesterday afternoon: “The Holy See was surprised and concerned to learn of recent developments involving Professor Gotti Tedeschi. It has the greatest confidence that the Italian judicial authorities will honour and respect the sovereign prerogatives which the Holy See [...]