A week of high-level meetings has brought the Holy See and Armenia ever closer.
It would be the U.S. president’s first official visit to the Vatican since his inauguration.
There are signs that it could be a layman.
The pope toured the Bethlehem Center, which has helped the homeless since 1997.
The Slovakian politician was the first person to hold the post.
The last pope to visit Slovakia was St. John Paul II in 2003.
The pope will visit the central European nation on Sept. 12-15.
According to an Argentine priest who has known Pope Francis since his days in Buenos Aires, "there is only one reason why Pope Francis would resign: so that he can influence the process to choose his successor."
Pope Pius XII was not silent in front of the Shoah nor inactive. He was, instead, very much committed to saving Jewish families, spoke out constantly against the Nazi Regime, and set up a series of formal and informal initiatives that show that he was anything but "Hitler's Pope."
There is a remarkable amount of hidden choreography behind the scenes.
The Catholic community will not leave unless it is ‘obliged to.’
The new secretary and undersecretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship both have studied at the Pontificio Ateneo Sant'Anselmo, an institute in Rome whose school of liturgy has had increasing influence in liturgical norms coming from the Vatican.
The country is under fire for a new law touching on homosexuality.
The unprecedented indictment of a cardinal and nine people in the so-called Vatican-London deal is noteworthy as much for what is missing in it as for what it contains.
The statement by a group of U.N. experts will ‘give the Holy See a pie in the face.’
As the completion of curia reform approaches, Pope Francis would be moving towards some changes. The pope's next moves might be the appointment of a new Master of Ceremonies and the appointment of a president for the Committee to prepare the Jubilee 2025.
News of the inspection emerged days before the appointment of the congregation’s new prefect.
The Congregation for the Divine Worship might soon issue a document modifying some of the provisions of Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, a source within the congregation told CNA.
According to sources from the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the first meeting between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden might take place on June 15.