Latest news: Vatican

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:49 am .- The prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development urged prayers Sunday for seafarers, fishermen, and maritime workers, by whose work some 90% of the world's goods are transported.
Jul 14, 2019 - 05:36 am .- Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about their own hardness of heart, not the sins of others.
Jul 14, 2019 - 04:35 am .- Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who served under five popes, died Saturday at Gemelli Hospital in Rome after a short illness.
Jul 13, 2019 - 08:37 am .- The Vatican has found two ossuaries which may belong to the German noblewomen whose tombs were found empty earlier this week.
Jul 11, 2019 - 10:35 am .- The opening of two tombs on Vatican property revealed both graves to be completely empty, providing no answers in the unsolved disappearance of an Italian girl 36 years ago, the Vatican reported Thursday.
Jul 10, 2019 - 10:06 am .- Authorities will open two tombs in a cemetery on Vatican property Thursday in order to perform testing in connection with the unsolved disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi in June 1983.
Jul 10, 2019 - 06:33 am .- Fr. Massimo Palombella has ceased his position as director of the Sistine Chapel Choir, according to the Vatican. The music teacher had been under investigation for financial fraud.
Jul 8, 2019 - 11:07 am .- The Holy See has announced it has revoked the diplomatic immunity of the apostolic nuncio to France, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, clearing the way for the diplomat to face criminal charges in that country.
Jul 8, 2019 - 11:03 am .- Pope Francis Monday appointed 23 new members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, among them six women religious superior generals and one head of a women’s secular institute.
Jul 8, 2019 - 04:56 am .- Pope Francis called Monday for an end to the rhetoric which views migrants as something ‘other,’ saying they are human beings and among those Christ has commanded his disciples to love and assist.
Jul 7, 2019 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the victims of the airstrike that hit a migrant detention center in Libya, and called upon the international community to condemn the violence.
Jul 6, 2019 - 10:45 am .- One day following his private audience with Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis met Friday with leaders of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, encouraging them to persevere in hope and prayer amid the conflict in Donbas.
Jul 6, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis approved the miracle attributed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen Friday, making possible the American television catechist's beatification.
Jul 5, 2019 - 02:47 pm .- Recently published remarks from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano take aim at two situations described by the former nuncio as “allegations of offenses against minors during Pope Francis’ tenure.”
Jul 5, 2019 - 08:00 am .- In the debate between bishops and the faithful, both sides accept the need for transparency but have very different understandings of the word.
Jul 4, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The recent history of Church synods suggests that the results of the Amazon meeting will likely not match the intensity of the rhetoric preceding it. But the rhetoric- and what it can teach us about the state of the Church - matters.
Jul 4, 2019 - 08:30 am .- Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis at the Vatican July 4 for a 55-minute private discussion about international affairs.
Jul 3, 2019 - 10:50 am .- Pope Francis gave unexpectedly a reliquary containing what are believed to be bone fragments of St. Peter to Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, an ecumenical gesture that has generated controversy among some Catholics.
Jul 2, 2019 - 03:15 pm .- A recent draft of a new Vatican consitution proposes a consolidation of power in Rome unprecedented in the modern era.
Jul 1, 2019 - 09:30 am .- The head of the Vatican’s Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Penitentiary released a note Monday reaffirming the inviolability of the seal of confession and the importance of other forms of secrecy in the life of the Church.
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