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Cardinal Pietro Parolin - Latest News

Jan 12, 2021 - 11:57 am .- A letter by Cardinal Pietro Parolin leaked to an Italian news outlet shows that the Secretariat of State was aware, and approved at its highest ranks, of the disgraced purchase of a luxury real estate property in London now at the center of a Vatican investigation.
Dec 15, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin has returned to the Vatican following surgery, the director of the Holy See press office said Tuesday.
Nov 20, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The Vatican Secretary of State said Thursday that “a living and faithful common memory” is an indispensable tool to fight anti-Semitism.
Nov 5, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis has removed control of financial affairs and investments from the Secretariat of State - a dramatic turn in the financial scandals surrounding the secretariat, and in the project of curial reform which has been grinding on slowly since the beginning of Francis’s pontificate.
Nov 5, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis has requested that all responsibility for financial funds and real estate assets, including a controversial London property, be transferred out of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.
Nov 3, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has encouraged bishops in Europe to evaluate legislative proposals in light of the transcendent dignity of every human person.
Oct 26, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Chinese government continued to enforce sweeping restrictions on religious freedom in the weeks prior to the renewal of an agreement with the Vatican on October 22. 
Oct 21, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The Church in Belarus has no other task than proclaiming the Gospel. It did so also during the protests that broke out in Belarus following the presidential elections in August, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Catholic News Agency.
Oct 20, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Exiled Belarusian Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz met with senior Vatican officials Monday.
Oct 12, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- On Saturday, the ongoing saga of Vatican financial scandal – or reform, if you prefer – continued with the announcement that Cardinal Pietro Parolin will no longer sit on the oversight board of the Institute for Works of Religious (IOR), commonly called the Vatican bank.
Oct 7, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Zen has rejected claims that the 2018 Vatican-China deal was approved in draft form by Pope Benedict XVI, and accused Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin of “manipulating” Pope Francis on the Church’s engagement with China.
Oct 3, 2020 - 06:10 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin defended the Vatican’s controversial deal with China Saturday, saying that all recent popes sought such an agreement on the appointment of bishops.
Oct 1, 2020 - 08:10 am .- The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Holy See’s top diplomats had a “respectful” exchange of views on China, the Vatican said Thursday. 
Oct 1, 2020 - 06:00 am .- While the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Church to speak out about human rights abuses in China this week, the Vatican’s top diplomats chose to focus their remarks at the same conference on an area of agreement with the current U.S. administration: the necessity of protecting freedom of conscience and religious voices in the public square.
Sep 30, 2020 - 11:00 am .- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Rome Wednesday that the Chinese government is the world’s worst persecutor of religious believers and that the Church is in a unique position to stand up for those whose religious freedom is being oppressed.
Sep 29, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A Vatican official hailed the “positive” results of the Holy See’s provisional agreement with China Tuesday amid reports that a Holy See delegation is heading to Beijing to extend the deal.
Sep 22, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Vatican Secretary of State asked the United Nations Monday to return to its founding ideals to protect the common good and the right to life.
Sep 18, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Reflecting Friday on the state of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that the human rights situation in China has deteriorated in recent years, and that the “moral witness” of the Vatican in support of religious believers is sorely needed.
Sep 14, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican expects to renew its interim deal with China on the appointment of bishops, as part of efforts to “normalize” the life of the Catholic Church in China, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Monday.
Sep 11, 2020 - 10:30 am .- During a visit to a Marian shrine in southern Italy this week the Vatican Secretary of State issued a warning that Marian devotion must be safeguarded from mafia exploitation.

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