Caritas members push back after Vatican rejects candidate

A week ago, The Tablet of London broke the news that the Vatican had blocked the re-election of the Caritas Internationalis' chief when the Vatican Secretariat of State refused to grant Lesley-Anne Knight the necessary nihil obstat required for all candidates for the key position.

As that news spreads around the world, reactions are rolling in.

From Thailand two days ago: Local Caritias priest questions Vatican's blocking re-election of Caritas Internationalis secretary-general.

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From Australia today: Vatican targets Caritas. This essay was penned by Duncan MacLaren, the secretary general of Cariitas Internationalis from 1999 to 2007, immediately before Lesley-Anne Knight.


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