Cardinal Pietro Parolin

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Theodore McCarrick arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013.

Parolin: On McCarrick report release, Pope Francis has 'final word'

Feb 6, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will make the final decision on when to publish a highly-anticipated report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Vatican... Read more

The Vatican and IDI financial scandal: A CNA explainer

Dec 17, 2019

Here’s the IDI scandal in a nutshell:  Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Zen: 'Parolin is manipulating the Holy Father' on China deal

Dec 4, 2019

Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, has renewed his criticism of the Vatican-China deal, warning that he thinks... Read more

Pope Francis during an in flight press conference on the papal plane, Nov. 26, 2019.

On papal flight, Pope Francis talks Vatican financial scandal

Nov 26, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Although investigators are looking into a controversial Vatican investment in a luxury London property development, whether the deal was corrupt... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Parolin says he arranged controversial hospital loan, Papal Foundation grant

Nov 20, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The Vatican Secretary of State told CNA this week that he is responsible for arranging a controversial loan for the... Read more

Then-Archbishop Angelo Becciu, as substitute at the Secretariat of State, with Vatican Gendarme Captain Giani Domenico in 2012.

Becciu says $200 million London property deal was ‘accepted practice’

Oct 30, 2019

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Angelo Becciu has denied any impropriety in a real estate investment made with Vatican funds and insisted that he... Read more

Tiananmen Square - Entrance to Forbidden City, Beijing, China.

China marks 70 years of communism and human rights abuses

Oct 1, 2019

On Tuesday, the People’s Republic of China marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country’s communist regime. While... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin gives an intervention during a panel discussion hosted by Hungary at the UN General Assembly in NYC, Sept. 27, 2019.

At UN, Holy See requests increased aid for Middle Eastern Christians

Sep 28, 2019

As displaced Christians return to their homes in the Middle East, the Vatican Secretary of State encouraged U.N. representatives Friday... Read more

The General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

Holy See and Trump administration oppose abortion at UN General Assembly

Sep 24, 2019

President Donald Trump and Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin have challenged world leaders to protect unborn human life. Both... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica April 27, 2017.

Understanding the liturgy can be transformative, Cardinal Parolin says

Aug 26, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

A better understanding of the meaning and symbolic language of the Church’s liturgy, especially the Mass, will help Catholics encounter... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State marks 25 years of diplomatic relations with Israel

Jun 14, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Israel... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says Vatican will issue declaration on McCarrick investigation

May 30, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Wednesday that the Vatican is still investigating the documentation concerning Theodore McCarrick and will issue a... Read more

Secretary of State of the Holy See Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a meeting with President of Ukraine, June, 2016.

Beijing and Rome can work together, Parolin tells Chinese media

May 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Pietro Parolin welcomed the opportunity for China and the Holy See to work together to “build a more secure and prosperous world.”  Read more

Secretary of State of the Holy See Cardinal Pietro Parolin during his official visit to Kiev, 2017.

Religious freedom under attack from ‘new human rights,’ Parolin says

Apr 3, 2019

The Vatican Secretary of State condemned the ongoing abuse of religious freedom in many parts of the world, calling upon... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican Secretary of State calls Pell conviction 'shocking and painful'

Mar 1, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin Thursday called the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in Australia “shocking and painful.”  Read more

Members of a Venezuelan delegation sent by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to meet with Italy's Interior Minister pose in Rome, Feb. 11, 2019.

Holy See receives Venezuelan opposition delegation

Feb 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Secretariat of State received Monday a delegation from Venezuela affiliated with opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been... Read more

Soldiers survey damaged inflicted by Islamic State forces on Al Tamera Syriac Catholic church in Bakhdida, Iraq, near Mosul. Photo courtesy of Fr. Roni Momika

Iraqi Christians have important mission of ‘forgiveness and reconciliation’

Dec 28, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin urged the Catholic population of northern Iraq to remain steadfast in their faith... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

Holy See urges implementation of Paris Agreement

Dec 4, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a UN climate change summit in Poland Monday, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin underlined the Holy See’s... Read more

Pope St. Paul VI. Public domain.

Cardinal Parolin: For Paul VI, ‘Humanae vitae’ had to be pastoral

Oct 22, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

When drafting Humanae vitae, Pope St. Paul VI showed pastoral concern while emphasizing doctrinal clarity, the Vatican’s secretary of state... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

For Parolin, Viganò's allegations about the pope 'not at all worrying'

Aug 31, 2018

In comments on the testimony of a former nuncio to the United States alleging sex abuse cover-up by the pope... Read more