What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.
Vatican

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.
World

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
Vatican

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
Vatican

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.

Vatileaks 2: Vallejo Balda's secretary says he acted on orders

2016-04-11

On Monday, the former executive secretary of the Cosea Commission, working under Monsignor Vallejo Balda, Nicola Maio made some declarations, as he has also been accused in the Vatileaks 2 case.

He acknowledged that he had access to all documents relating to the Cosea Commission  and the Secretariat for the Economy but denies stealing  the information and providing it to the two journalists, Fittipaldi and Nuzzi whom, he said he does not know. He further indicated that Francesca Chaouqui never asked him steal this information.

He assured that the only thing he felt pressured by was the responsibility of the work he was doing. He explained to the judge that the tasks entrusted onto him were that of the "will of the Pope.”

He said that he could not negate what Vallejo Balda asked him to do because he was his superior and only did what he asked. He explained that he had no way to checking if what Vallejo Balda was asking him to do was lawful or not because the chain of command was headed by Pope, then by Vallejo Balda and he was the last chain of command. "The only way to know the truth was to knock on the Pope's door to find out and that was impossible,” he said.  

He also said that Francesca Chaouqui had a huge influence on Vallejo Balda, to the extent that, he once advised the Spanish priest to act "cautiously” in front of her.