Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández

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Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, presides over a press conference on Friday, May 17, 2024, on the Vatican’s new document on Marian apparitions.

Fernández: Vatican’s new apparitions guidelines stress ‘caution’ in discernment process

May 17, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“The Church has stated that the faithful are never forced to believe in this phenomenon. They are never obliged. There’s... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen preaches a sermon during a Mass at the Holy Cross Church on May 24, 2022, in Hong Kong, China.

Cardinal Zen: Fiducia Supplicans ‘creates confusion’; suggests Fernández should resign

Jan 25, 2024

By Edward Pentin

In a statement published Jan. 23 on his blog, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun said the declaration contains numerous passages in... Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández celebrates his Mass of titular possession at the Church of Sts. Urban and Lawrence at Prima Porta on the northern outskirts of Rome on Dec. 3, 2023.

Cardinal Fernández says Pope Francis knew about his book ‘Mystical Passion’

Jan 17, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith said in a recent interview that Pope Francis previously... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass for peace in Ukraine on Thursday in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Nov. 17, 2022.

Cardinal Parolin: Fiducia Supplicans has ‘touched a very sensitive point’ 

Jan 13, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The Vatican’s secretary of state acknowledged the divided reaction to Fiducia Supplicans, which allows nonliturgical blessings for couples in “irregular”... Read more

Argentinian prelate Víctor Manuel Fernández.

Cardinal Fernández responds to uproar over sexually explicit book: ‘I certainly would not write [that] now’

Jan 8, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, one of the most powerful men in the Vatican, responded to criticism about a book he... Read more


Rediscovered book by Cardinal Fernández features graphic erotic passages on ‘spirituality and sensuality’

Jan 8, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

The 1998 book’s provocative, sexually-charged themes are likely to add further scrutiny to the already embattled prefect of the Vatican’s... Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández.

Cardinal Fernández: Vatican’s same-sex blessings guidance is ‘clear answer’ to German bishops

Jan 3, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

Members of the controversial German Synodal Way overwhelmingly approved developing formalized ritual texts for same-sex blessings in March 2023.   Read more

Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez.

Fernández: ‘It’s proper for each bishop’ to discern application of Fiducia Supplicans

Dec 27, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

In an interview published in a Spanish newspaper, Dicastery of the Doctrine of the Faith prefect Cardinal Victor Fernández responded... Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández.

‘Not much new’ will come out of this year’s synod, Vatican’s doctrine chief predicts

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández predicts that “those who expect big changes” to come out of this month’s Synod of Bishops... Read more