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Cardinal Ravasi

Death to Santa Muerte: The Vatican vs. The Skeleton Saint

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Having closely monitored the development of Saint Death's burgeoning cult on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, I had expected a condemnation by the Vatican, although I am somewhat surprised that it came before any such statement made by U.S. bishops.

Tweeting Cardinal Who Quotes Winehouse: Next Pope?

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 03.02.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- He quotes Amy Winehouse and, unlike Benedict XVI, actually taps out his tweets himself. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is an erudite schol...