Pope Francis’s unofficial revolution
As the Vatican criminal trial resumes this week. In July, the Vatican commenced the biggest criminal trial in modern history. The case alleges 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal, of defrauding the Holy See of tens of millions of dollars. With the trial resuming and tensions over Biden’s abortion stance and progressive demands by German Catholics who are set to vote on same-sex marriage this week, can the pope keep the diverse church together? We look back at this piece from Francis X. Rocca in The Wall Street Journal, examining what the pope's challenge to the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality reveals about the pope's views on a new chapter for the church. This story was originally published in 2018.
From The Wall Street Journal