mercoledì 23 marzo 2022

No, Pope Francis hasn't changed Vatican law during the financial trial

(Ed. Condon, The Pillar)
As the Vatican financial trial continues towards its second day of evidentiary hearings later this month, media attention on the Vatican’s legal process has continued with scrutiny falling especially on the role of Pope Francis in authorizing various stages of the judicial process. Among many Church watchers, Vatican correspondents, and even senior churchmen, arguing variously for and against the prosecution of the 10 defendants on trial in Vatican City, it has now become common to reference the pope’s supposed interference in the judicial process, and to concede that he has “changed the law” as the trial has progressed. (...)