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Claire Giangravé

Claire Giangravé is an author at Religion News Service.

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Pope Francis pushes to purge liturgy of ideology in new document

By Claire Giangravé — June 29, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The liturgy, the pope wrote, should not be in service to ‘an ideological vision.’

In defiance of US bishops, Nancy Pelosi receives Communion at the Vatican

By Claire Giangravé — June 29, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Vatican on Wednesday and received a blessing by Pope Francis.

This Pride Month, Catholic Church shows clear, if subtle, shifts toward LGBTQ welcome

By Claire Giangravé — June 27, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — From welcoming trans women at the Vatican to promoting LGBTQ outreach around the world, some advocates say Pope Francis has created a space for inclusion without fear.

Pope Francis puts Jews’ desperate wartime appeals to Pope Pius XII online

By Claire Giangravé — June 23, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The data, which will be available online for free, comprises more than 2,700 requests sent to the Vatican by Jews persecuted by the Nazi regime.

‘Just rumors’: Cardinal Parolin dismisses chatter about pope’s plan to resign

By Claire Giangravé — June 23, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Francis’ right-hand man at the Vatican buttressed recent statements by church officials disputing that Francis is ready to throw in the miter.

200 witnesses to testify in ‘Vatican trial of a century’ on financial scandals

By Claire Giangravé — June 22, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — A trial that began a year ago has so far heard from 10 witnesses.

Pope Francis plans to remain pope ‘for as long as God allows it,’ bishops say

By Claire Giangravé — June 21, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Despite health challenges, resignation ‘does not cross his mind,’ said Brazilian Archbishop Roque Paloschi.

Pope’s charitable fund still weighed by financial scandals, costs of Curia

By Claire Giangravé — June 16, 2022
(RNS) — Peter’s Pence, a fund dedicated to the pope’s charitable works, has been at the heart of a Vatican financial scandal.

Pope Francis disrupts tradition while drawing firm lines in new cardinal picks

By Claire Giangravé — June 13, 2022
(RNS) — Bishops who head large and powerful archdioceses should not take the red hat for granted.

Pope Francis cancels July visit to Africa, citing knee pain

By Claire Giangravé — June 10, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The pontiff's knee pain has worsened in recent months, forcing him to use a wheelchair and cancel public events.

Cardinal adviser to Pope Francis says resignation rumors are ‘cheap soap opera’

By Claire Giangravé — June 9, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis’ flurry of activity in August, seemingly setting the stage for his successor, has fueled rumors of an impending resignation.

Vatican bank displays financial decline, moral gains after papal reforms

By Claire Giangravé — June 8, 2022
(RNS) — Despite diminished profits, the Vatican bank appears ready to turn a new page in the wake of years of financial scandals.

Vatican knew about risks of London deal, says financier who brokered it

By Claire Giangravé — June 6, 2022
(RNS) — 'It’s like when you go buy cigarettes and the words ‘smoke kills’ is written over it,' Italian broker Raffaele Mincione told Vatican judges.

Vatican financial trial highlights intrigue and rivalries in the papal court

By Claire Giangravé — May 31, 2022
RNS — Former financial official at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, Fabrizio Tirabassi, was critical of the interference of the Secretariat for the Economy into the finances of his office.

Italian bishops’ new leader stokes hopes for official clerical abuse inquiry

By Claire Giangravé — May 27, 2022
(RNS) — Pope Francis tapped Cardinal Matteo Zuppi to lead Italian bishops as they prepare to address clergy abuse scandals and LGBTQ issues.
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