Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Vatican Denounces Media Silence over Christian Persecution

ROME — The Vatican Secretary of State decried the “appalling number of innocent persons that suffer persecution because of their beliefs, including many Christians” on Wednesday, noting that these violations “often occur with impunity and at times receiving little, if any, attention in the media.”

Dede Laugsen of Save the Persecuted Christians (with flag) joined the protest in front of the White House on Wednesday to show support for Andrew Brunson, an American-born pastor who is jailed in Turkey for charges he aided terrorists. (Penny Starr/Breitbart News)

Vatican Congratulates Donald Trump, Already Showing Himself to Be ‘A Leader’

We would like to offer our congratulations to the new President, wishing him a truly fruitful mandate,” Cardinal Parolin said in an interview released by Vatican Radio. “We also offer our prayers that the Lord will enlighten and sustain him in the service of his country, and at the service of world peace and prosperity.”

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to reporters before addressing the Republican Party of Arkansas Reagan Rockefeller dinner in Hot Springs, Ark., Friday, July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Top Cardinal Says Vatican Prime Minister ‘Could Be a Woman’

The Vatican’s Secretary of State said this week that there is no reason why a woman could not occupy his post in the future—the equivalent of Prime Minister—since “the office is not bound to the sacraments and to the priesthood.”

Cardinal Pietro Parolin