Vatican City, Nov 11, 2011 / 09:58 am America/Denver (CNA).
The Vatican’s Secretariat of State plans to take greater control over the publication of documents produced by Vatican agencies.
The move follows widespread disquiet within the Roman Curia after last month’s publication from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace which advocated the creation of a global financial authority.
Veteran Vatican correspondent Sandro Magister wrote Nov. 10 in L’Espresso’s religious affairs website Chiesa that a meeting was convoked Nov. 4 by the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, to discuss the issue.
Magister says that Cardinal Bertone complained he did not know about the document until the last moment and only after the media had been informed about a press conference to launch it.
He also claims that Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, the president of the Institute for the Works of Religion, did not agree with the economic analysis in the publication.
According to Magister, the conclusion of the summit was a “binding order” which has gone out to all the offices of the Curia. That order clearly states that from now on nothing in writing is to be released without first being inspected and authorized by the Secretariat of State.
The details of the order and where it was sent, were confirmed for CNA by sources in the Curia.