Foundation executive defends spending in Vatican criminal trial (Crux) The former president of the Bambino Gesu Hospital foundation strongly defended the spending of over €400,000 to refurbish the apartment of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. Judges on a Vatican tribunal appeared skeptical, but Giuseppe Profiti said all arrangements for the renovation were handled by the Vatican city-state, not his office.
Synod cardinal: youth can help Church understand what Jesus asks of us (SIR) As the Vatican prepares for the October 2018 synod on youth, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, said that “we must look to young people not just so that they help us understand how to announce the Gospel, but also to get a better insight of what Jesus asks of His Church, what He expects of it, what should be cut out and sewn up again for such mission.”
Vatican cardinal urges Japan's seminarians to announce the Gospel (Fides) “All humanity, including the people of Japan, are in need this extraordinary and generous redeeming grace and loving mercy,” said Cardinal Fernando Filoni. “All of us need this salvation that the law of the karma or destiny cannot offer because it comes only from God as revealed by Jesus Christ.”