By Louie Verrecchio | Renew America | August 8, 2013:
ROME – On August 6th, Andrea Tornielli of “Vatican Insider” published an interview with Fr. Alessandro Apollonio, the Procurator General of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, in which they discussed the Holy See’s recent decision to restrict the order’s use of the so-called “Extraordinary Form.”
Jeffrey Tucker interview with Christopher Wells | Vatican Radio | June 27, 2013:
By Andrea Gagliarducci |CNA | June 28, 2013:
VATICAN CITY – Rumors have emerged that Archbishop Pietro Parolin, apostolic nuncio to Venezuela, will shortly be appointed as the Vatican’s Secretary of State. The move could take place as soon as June 29, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.
By Joseph Mathews | California Catholic Daily | April 25, 2013:
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born on December 17, 1936 in the middle class district of Flores in the centre part of Buenos Aires City. He was one of the five children of an Argentinian born housewife and an immigrant railway worker from the Piedmont region of Italy who according to María Elena – the Pope’s only living sibling – left the country out of disaffection for Italy’s fascist dictatorship.