Cardinal Parolin said in his address at the opening of the event that “the huge sums of money and human resources allocated to armaments make us reflect.”
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Cardinal Parolin said that the Church’s response to societal changes should be “to offer a coherent and convinced witness of Christian life.”
In a wide-ranging interview with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, discusses the recent Vatican financial scandal, Pope Francis' upcoming apostolic visit to Iraq, and shares his thoughts on the highly criticized Vatican-China deal.
Sources tell the Register that the March 2019 letter the Vatican secretary of state sent to the president of the Vatican Bank appears to be a justifiable action intended to stem further losses on the property transaction.
In the letter, Cardinal Parolin asked the IOR to loan 150 million euros to the Vatican Secretariat of State.
Speaking at the “Never Again: Confronting the Global Rise of Anti-Semitism” virtual event organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, the cardinal stressed the importance of a sense of history in combating anti-Semitism.
COMMENTARY: The move to remove the financial authority of the Vatican department vindicates the financial reforms first undertaken by Cardinal George Pell.
Pope Francis’ decision, outlined in an Aug. 25 letter to Cardinal Pietro Parolin, was made as the Secretariat of State continues to be at the center of unfolding Vatican financial scandals.
During a livestream event Oct. 28, Cardinal Parolin said that Europe today needed to return to some of the basic principles of Catholic social teaching that were “at the heart of the European Project.”