Claire Giangravé

Claire Giangravé is an author at Religion News Service.

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Halted appointment of theology dean rocks the Vatican and beyond

By Claire Giangravé — July 6, 2023
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Vatican blocked the appointment of the Rev. Martin Lintner as dean of a theological university due to concerns about his writings on sexual morality.

Pope Francis ‘outraged and disgusted’ by burning of Quran

By Claire Giangravé — July 3, 2023
(RNS) — The pope commented after a man in Sweden publicly kicked a Quran and put bacon on it before burning it.

Catholics and Orthodox join forces for peace amid Russian and Ukrainian skeptics

By Claire Giangravé — June 30, 2023
(RNS) — Papal envoy Cardinal Matteo Zuppi met with political and religious representatives in Moscow, June 28-30.

Gamer and programmer Carlo Acutis could be the right saint for Gen Z, new book argues

By Claire Giangravé — June 28, 2023
(RNS) — A kid who loved computers and died at 15 of leukemia can be an inspiration on how to live in the digital age, new book says.

Abuse experts look to coming synod to promote accountability on abuse

By Claire Giangravé — June 22, 2023
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis’ project to reform power structures in the church might have a strong impact in addressing the clerical sexual abuse crisis.

Vatican confirm synod topics will address questions of LGBTQ+ and women deacons

By Claire Giangravé — June 20, 2023
(RNS) — The document addresses inclusivity toward LGBTQ+ faithful, the issue of female ordination and welcoming toward divorced, remarried or polygamous couples.

‘Still alive’: Pope Francis leaves hospital with few signs of slowing down

By Claire Giangravé — June 16, 2023
(RNS) — The 86-year-old pope underwent an abdominal surgery and recovered at the hospital for 10 days.

Pope Francis’ message for peace now orbits the Earth, to be heard across all borders

By Claire Giangravé — June 15, 2023
(RNS) — A nanobook version of the pope’s words of unity during the pandemic are now orbiting Earth.

After two years, Vatican financial trial closes preliminary stage

By Claire Giangravé — June 13, 2023
(RNS) — Vatican prosecutors will lay out their indictment beginning in mid-July, when they will detail charges against the 10 defendants and their involvement in the investment that squandered millions in Vatican funds.

Vatican court sentences eco-activists to prison for damaging art

By Claire Giangravé — June 12, 2023
(RNS) — The three activists raised awareness of climate change by damaging artwork in the Vatican Museums last summer.

Doomed or sign of hope? Pope Francis’ mission for peace in Ukraine is underway

By Claire Giangravé — June 9, 2023
(RNS) — Cardinal Mateo Zuppi returned from Kyiv on Tuesday where he was sent by the pope to promote a just peace in Ukraine.

Pope Francis undergoes hernia surgery, will stay at hospital several days

By Claire Giangravé — June 7, 2023
(RNS) — The decision to operate was made after Pope Francis went to the hospital Tuesday for a routine checkup.

Vatican bank reports significant profit adopting Catholic ethics

By Claire Giangravé — June 6, 2023
(RNS) — Once a symbol of financial malfeasance, the Vatican bank has successfully rebranded itself as a pillar of transparency at the Vatican.

Pope Francis sends Cardinal Zuppi to Ukraine to promote a ‘just peace’

By Claire Giangravé — June 5, 2023
(RNS) — Cardinal Matteo Zuppi will be in Kyiv June 5-6 as a papal representative to promote peace between Russia and Ukraine.

Pope blasts ‘consumerist greed’ on World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

By Claire Giangravé — May 25, 2023
(RNS) — Pope Francis urged world leaders ‘listen to science’ and ‘end the era of fossil fuel.’
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