Morning Briefing, Roman style

Welcome to a new Rome-centric version of your weekly international edition of the daily briefing, where we'll highlight the most recent news out of or about the Vatican. Here we go:

"I desire a church that knows how to insert itself into the conversations of people, that knows how to dialogue," states the pope. "For me, the interview is part of this conversation of the church with the people of today."

The pontiff also said that developing doctrine in the church is not the same thing as contradicting or changing prior church teaching. Said Francis: "Tradition is a living reality and only a partial vision would lead to thinking of 'the deposit of faith' as something static."

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  • The former head of the Vatican's famous Bambino Gesu hospital was found guilty Oct. 14 of abuse of office for using donations belonging to the hospital's foundation to refurbish the apartment used by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's former secretary of state.

Giuseppe Profiti, president of the hospital from 2008-15, was sentenced to one year in jail and fined 5,000 euros, but his sentence was suspended. 

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