Pope Francis closed a three-week meeting of Catholic Bishops on Sunday that focused on the church's position on family issues. The Bishop's expressed a more tolerant view toward divorced Catholics, but blocked any reconsideration of the church's stance on gay…
The Vatican issued a statement Friday that said Pope Francis' Sept. 24 meeting with Kim Davis in Washington, D.C., was not a direct endorsement of her views.
In his weekly address on Sunday, Pope Francis announced the Vatican would host migrant families fleeing war and hunger, and asked that every religious institution in Europe do the same.
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More than 800 priests have been defrocked over the years in connection to sexual abuse scandals, and 2,500 have been penalized. Now a Vatican tribunal is being established to publicly judge and discipline bishops accused of covering up or failing…
By Anna Sillers
The Vatican announced today it has finalized, but not signed, a treaty that would recognize Palestine as a state. While the Vatican has supported the U.N. General Assembly’s decision to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state of…
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In our news wrap Friday, Italian police arrested 10 Pakistani and Afghan nationals with links to al-Qaida. They are accused of plotting attacks on the Vatican and in their home countries. Also, two survivors of a migrant smuggling disaster had…
The Vatican has removed controversial video urging women to reflect on their role in society ahead of the organization’s an all-male summit on women’s issues this week.
Starting Feb. 16, the Vatican will offer free shaves and haircuts to the homeless every Monday in St. Peter's Square. The project is being spearheaded by Pope Francis' almoner, Konrad Krajewski, who was inspired by a homeless man named Franco.
By Alexis Cox
The Sistine Chapel just got a makeover. Vatican officials unveiled new state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo’s more than 500-year old frescoes. The three-year-long installation cost roughly $3.8 million.
By Justin Scuiletti
One of the oldest libraries on the planet is digitizing its archive of ancient manuscripts -- and they're all available to view free of charge.
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