A Pontificate Filled With Bad Omens

On Easter Day, during Mass at the Vatican, a gust of wind more powerful than the others caused the ancient icon of the Christ the Redeemer on the courtyard facing St. Peter’s Basilica to fall ruinously to the ground. Two attendants immediately intervened to put back up the heavy support that had collapsed just a … Read more

Moscow Patriarchate Criticizes Papal Document on Gay Couple Blessings

This time, the broadsides in the Vatican come from the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarionwhich, demolishing the papal document that recently legitimized blessings for gay couples. “Certainly not a Christian practice,” a “dangerous document.” Pope Francis and his collaborators, oriented towards granting concrete signs of mercy to same-sex people, continue to face creeping opposition, recently culminating … Read more