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Vatican Secretary of State Allegedly Covered-Up for Sexual Abuser

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Dear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, A criminal trial is underway in Germany centered on Msgr. Christoph Kühn, who oversaw the German desk in the Secretariat of State from 2005–2013. In the past few days, the German daily Bild published an article, which we offer you excerpts of here in translation with some brief explicative notes […]

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Vatican Police Raid Secretariat of State Looking for Evidence of Financial Corruption

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 Vatican police raided its own Secretariat of State this morning to seize evidence connected to suspicious financial transactions that have been allegedly carried out over time. According to a bulletin released by the Holy See’s Press Office, “documents and electronic devices” were seized from “certain offices of the First Section of the Secretariat of State and […]

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The Papal Foundation & McCarrick’s Conflict of Interest

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On July 28, 2018 the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had accepted Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals. This had the immediate effect of ending his nearly thirty-year relationship with the Papal Foundation, a charitable organization he helped to found, which is based in suburban Philadelphia and has an endowment of $200 […]

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How Obscure Italian Hospital Became the Eye of a Global Storm

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In February 2013, in his last official act as pope, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI appointed a commissioner for a small, seemingly insignificant hospital in Rome, the Immaculate Dermatological Institute (IDI). Two years later, that same hospital was at the center of a tug-of-war between Australian Cardinal George Pell and the Vatican’s Secretary of State. Today, […]