Finally, somebody has figured out that what is being disseminated by “Justice & Peace” is not at all very Catholic. Big surpise, there, eh?
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has announced that Vatican offices cannot issue public statements without clearance from the Secretariat of State, reports Sandro Magister of L’Espresso.
The veteran Italian journalist reports that Cardinal Bertone was dismayed by the public reaction to a recent statement from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on the world’s financial system. The statement’s call for a world financial authority drew heavy criticism from some economic analysts—and also, according to Magister, from officials within the Secretariat of State.
Although the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace announced the statement and scheduled a press conference well in advance, and copies of the document were in circulation before its official promulgation, officials at the Secretariat of State said that they were caught by surprise by its content. To prevent such problems in the future, Cardinal Bertone said that all Vatican statements should be cleared for publication through his Secretariat. (Source)