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A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on Nov. 17, 2021.

Cardinal Becciu not bound by pontifical secret in Vatican finance trial, judge rules

Mar 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The judge said Pope Francis had dispensed Becciu from the obligation of the pontifical secret. Read more

St. Peter's Basilica from the keyhole on Aventino Hill, Rome Italy. Via Shutterstock

Analysis: Vatican calls for trust, Catholics wait for transparency

Jul 5, 2019

By Ed Condon

In the debate between bishops and the faithful, both sides accept the need for transparency but have very different understandings of the word.  Read more

What is the pontifical secret?

Dec 19, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Following the allegations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò about the case of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, many have called for... Read more