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Milan court rules against former nuncio in inheritance lawsuit

ROME (CNS): A civil court in Milan has ordered Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a longtime diplomat and former Vatican nuncio to the United States, to return €1.8 million ($16 million) plus interest and legal fees, to his brother, Father Lorenzo Vigano.
 
After their father’s death in 1961, the archbishop managed both their inheritances, which amounted to millions of dollars in real estate and bank deposits.
 

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Making sense of the scandals in the Church today

A time to hold fast to Christ, our Lord, and to the Church, his bride Part 1
 
The wave of scandals








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Austrian and German bishops stand by pope

VIENNA (CNS) “This criticism comes from circles in the Church who want to get rid of this pope as soon as possible.”  Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, Austria, wrote in a column on September 7 in the weekly newspaper, Heute, as bishops in Germany and Austria united to support Pope Francis in response to Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former papal nuncio to the United States, calling on the pope to resign for allegedly ignoring sanctions Pope Benedict XVI had placed on then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sexual misconduct.
 

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Pope defended from an unexpected quarter

“No, I do not see a pope who wants to overturn Church teaching nor do I see a pope who wants to hush anything up or to establish an old boys’ network. I see a pope who resolutely wants to pursue a path of renewal and one who is neither liberal nor conservative,” wrote Bishop Stefan Oster, the conservative-minded head of the Diocese of Passau on the Bavarian-Austrian border, in Germany.
 

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Pope trusts the people to discern the truth

VATICAN (SE): “I read the statement this morning and, sincerely, I must say this to you and anyone interested: Read that statement attentively and make your own judgment,” Pope Francis told reporters aboard the papal flight from Dublin on August 26, in response to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s 11-page document calling on him to resign.
 

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