Vatican City, Mar 27, 2021 / 06:00 am
Pope Francis said on Saturday that the Vatican’s quest for transparency should be inspired by “the founding principles of ecclesial life” and conform to international standards.
The pope made the remark March 27 as he opened the 92nd judicial year of the Vatican City State Tribunal in the Apostolic Palace’s Hall of Blessings.
He began his address by noting that the gilded hall is situated between St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square.
He said: “In this singular position one could see the meaning and the task of the Church, constituted and sent by Christ the Lord to carry out the mission of upholding the truth and -- as the Second Vatican Council teaches -- proclaiming, ‘even by its own example, humility and self-sacrifice,’ with God’s own style: closeness, compassion, tenderness.”