Reporters quit over Vatican call

The all-female editorial team behind the Vatican’s women’s magazine have resigned over what they describe as attempts to stifle their reporting and bring in more “obedient” journalists, its founder said Tuesday.

“We are throwing in the towel because we feel surrounded by a climate of distrust and progressive de-legitimisation,” Woman Church World founder Lucetta Scaraffia wrote in an editorial published by Italian religious news blog Il Sismografo.

Ms. Scaraffia said the new editor of L’Osservatore, Andrea Monda, was attempting to “weaken” the monthly by bringing in external collaborators in a bid to control the editorial line.

“They are returning to selecting women who ensure obedience,” she said.


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