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Former pope Benedict XVI passes away

Former pope Benedict XVI was the first pontiff to resign as head of the Catholic Church since the Middle Ages

31 Dec 2022 3:34 PM

Pope Francis hurt by Turkey’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

'My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained,' the Pope said during his weekly blessing in St. Peter’s Square

13 Jul 2020 12:17 PM

Catholic bishops gather at Vatican to open priesthood to married men in Amazon

Bishops urge Pope to open priesthood to married men in Amazon.

28 Oct 2019 10:14 AM

Vatican launches Click-To-Pray eRosary wearable

The smart bracelet consists of ten black agate and hematite rosary beads and a smart cross that stores data from the connected app.

17 Oct 2019 7:30 AM

Top Vatican cleric Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex abuse

Australia's senior most Catholic cleric Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of five counts of child sexual assault.

26 Feb 2019 8:22 AM


Vatican summit on clerical paedophilia a let-down

Pope's vow to battle child sex abuse fails to appease victims, critics.

25 Feb 2019 8:21 PM

Vatican’s legal recourse for tackling for sex abuse

Catholic Church's regulations for investigation of, both priests accused of molestation and superiors accused of covering up, explained.

21 Feb 2019 7:34 PM

Celibacy imperative for the Roman Catholic Church

Pope says he will not change priest celibacy rules.

29 Jan 2019 3:28 PM

‘Concrete change’ for Vatican

Church sex abuse summit a bid to usher in formidable change.

26 Jan 2019 8:11 PM

Pakistan court overturns christian woman's death sentence in Blasphemy case

'Appeal is allowed. She has been acquitted. Judgement of high court as well as trial court is reversed,' said Pak's Chief Justice in ruling.

31 Oct 2018 1:06 PM


Discovery of bones near Vatican embassy revives 1983 mystery

The Vatican said merely that the bones were found during work near its Rome embassy in the upscale residential neighbourhood of Parioli.

31 Oct 2018 12:23 PM

Pope acknowledges abuse scandals driving people from church

Francis told gathering of young people in Estonia that he knew many young people felt church had nothing to offer them.

25 Sep 2018 4:34 PM

Nun seeks justice from Vatican in rape case

She alleged that Bishop Franco Mulakkal was using “political and money power” to bury the case against him.

12 Sep 2018 12:42 AM

Pope to youth: Dream, don't let fear make you pessimistic

Francis has convened an international meeting of bishops at the Vatican in October about youths and their faith.

12 Aug 2018 2:53 PM

Astronauts give pope personalised space suit, add white cape

It bore the pope’s name at birth, Jorge Bergoglio, and the flag of his native country.

11 Jun 2018 11:29 AM


Vatican magazine denounces nuns' servitude

A nun identified only as Sister Marie describes how sisters serve clergy but "are rarely invited to sit at the tables they serve."

01 Mar 2018 4:44 PM

Vatican, the Met assemble show on Catholic effect on fashion

The exhibit will include garments for more ordinary mortals by designers spanning Azzedine Alia to Vivienne Westwood.

27 Feb 2018 12:50 PM

Pope gets a white-and-yellow Lamborghini to auction for charity

Lamborghini Huracan, is signed by the pope outside his Vatican residence and will be auctioned by Sotheby‘s.

17 Nov 2017 3:15 PM

No more Holy Smokes - Vatican bans sale of cigarettes

World World Health Organization (WHO) statistics show that smoking causes more than seven million deaths worldwide every year.

11 Nov 2017 4:06 PM

'Put down those smartphones!' pope tells bishops

"It's so sad when I'm celebrating mass here or inside the basilica and I see lots of phones held up."

08 Nov 2017 5:22 PM