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Vatican: no papal endorsement for LGBT Catholic video

Mar 16, 2015 - 05:35 pm .- A Vatican official says there will be no papal endorsement for an LGBT activist video whose backers want it to reach Pope Francis.

Vatican declines ransom offer for stolen Michelangelo letters

Mar 9, 2015 - 02:23 pm .- After receiving an offer from a former employee to regain missing letters signed by Michelangelo for a price, the Vatican has said that it is not biting the bait, but is cooperating with police.

Willy's Story - the homeless man buried in the Vatican

Feb 27, 2015 - 03:08 pm .- Everyone in the neighborhood outside the Vatican knew Willy Herteleer.

Unexpected friendships bloom as Vatican rolls out haircuts for homeless

Feb 17, 2015 - 04:01 am .- As homeless men and women line up under the massive arms of Saint Peter's colonnade waiting to take advantage of the Vatican's newly-christened showers and barbershop, volunteers who assist them say they are deeply moved by their encounter with a population often rejected by society.

In sight of the nation's capitol, a massive Bible museum underway

Feb 16, 2015 - 04:45 pm .- A vast Bible museum is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. and has had strong support since its beginning phases from the Vatican, officials for the project revealed last week.

At the consistory, a strong dedication to Vatican reforms

Feb 13, 2015 - 02:18 pm .- Reform was the watchword as cardinals met at the Vatican for briefings about the state of Vatican finances and about the work of a pontifical commission that protects minors.

Vatican: rumor of assassination attempt on Pope Francis 'unreliable'

Feb 11, 2015 - 06:11 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi told journalists Tuesday that rumors circulating about a possible assassination attempt on Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines are unfounded.

Coming soon to the Vatican: haircuts for Rome's homeless

Jan 30, 2015 - 12:08 am .- The Vatican’s continued efforts to help the homeless of Rome have expanded beyond showers and bathrooms at St. Peter’s Square, with a barber shop set to open soon.

Beyond the digital, into the heart: a Vatican take on communication

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:01 am .- The Vatican's top communications official said that true interaction requires more than just phones and internet – and that dialogue is an interpersonal encounter we learn even from our mother's womb.

Vatican astronomers unlock the mysteries of the universe…sort of

Jan 8, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno was 30 years old and just starting his career as an astronomer when he faced a personal crisis.

Caritas launches powerful animated short to fight global hunger

Sep 3, 2014 - 05:26 am .- Global Catholic relief agency Caritas Internationalis has launched a new video aimed at promoting awareness about the need to help one another in the fight against worldwide hunger.

Disgraced nuncio does not have immunity, Vatican counters

Aug 25, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- The Vatican countered media reports that it protected a former nuncio who faces sex abuse charges through diplomatic immunity, saying instead that the Holy See acted justly and swiftly in the case.

Vatican lauds wide reach of #PAUSEforPeace campaign

Jul 16, 2014 - 08:03 am .- In wake of the Vatican’s viral campaign urging faithful worldwide to pause for a moment of silence during the world cup final, officials have expressed their hope that the fruits will continue to grow.

Vatican laicizes former nuncio to Dominican Republic

Jun 27, 2014 - 10:18 am .- Following abuse accusations last fall involving the apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, the Vatican has concluded the first part of his canonical trial with a guilty verdict and laicization.

Peace in Middle East can flourish again, Pope assures

Jun 27, 2014 - 05:11 am .- In an audience with aid organizations assisting Oriental churches, Pope Francis explained that peace is a gift from God, which can be regained by offering hope through our solidarity with those who suffer.

Peace in Middle East can flourish again, Pope assures

Jun 26, 2014 - 07:34 am .- In an audience with aid organizations assisting Oriental churches, Pope Francis explained that peace is a gift from God, which can be regained by offering hope through our solidarity with those who suffer.

Franciscans of the Immaculate to receive house in Rome

Jun 26, 2014 - 05:18 am .- The Vatican has revealed that a house is being sought for members of the Friars of the Immaculate who study in Rome, and assured that Pope Francis is well-informed on the order’s temporary receivership.

Vatican to appoint adviser for Legionaries of Christ

Jun 26, 2014 - 03:01 am .- In a statement released by Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., the Vatican spokesman revealed that the Holy See is to appoint an adviser to assist the Legionaries in the revision of their newly-drafted constitutions.

Vatican upholds nature, importance of family in UN session

Jun 25, 2014 - 07:54 am .- During the 26th Session of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi affirmed that the family nourished by the marriage of one man and one woman offers a “dynamic energy” to society.

Vatican cricket team to play Church of England in first tour

Jun 24, 2014 - 05:19 am .- St. Peter’s Cricket team begins their “Light of Faith Tour” this fall, which includes a warm-up game against a team from the Royal Household, and a final match against the Anglican Church at Canterbury.

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