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Why the Vatican thinks priests should learn about art, beauty

Ugly churches with bad acoustics don't do justice to the richness and beauty of the liturgy – and it's this... Read more

A group of disabled pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the General Audience, June 3, 2015.

How can disabled persons be more integrated into the Church?

A Vatican conference dedicated to the up-and-coming 'theology of disability' aims not only to end common stigma surrounding persons with... Read more

Pope Francis meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other participants in the Cellular Horizons conference at the Vatican April 29, 2016.

Pope advocates for 'globalization of empathy' in curing rare diseases

On Friday Pope Francis told participants in a Vatican stem cell summit that a renewed sense of empathy ought to... Read more

Msgr. Melchor Sanchez, undersecretary at the Pontifical Council for Culture, holds a sign with the hashtag in front of the Vatican.

Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final

The Pontifical Council for Culture has launched an effort designed to unite the world in asking for peace in warring... Read more

Olympic medalist Jason Gardner in St. Peter's Square Oct. 20.

Olympic gold medalist credits nuns for inspiration

At a Vatican athletic event promoting the connection between faith and sports, British Olympic gold medalist runner Jason Gardener credited... Read more

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi appears at a Vatican press conference on May 14, 2013.

Children's journey of beauty ends with papal visit

This coming Sunday, almost 500 disadvantaged children will arrive at the Vatican on a special red train, where they will... Read more

Ciaran Finn Lynch and his mom and dad pose with his Pontifical Hero Award on April 12, 2013 in Vatican City.

Vatican honors boy for courage during trachea transplant

During the Second International Adult Stem Cell conference at the Vatican, a boy who had his windpipe replaced with one... Read more

Terry, Elizabeth and Mary Lobato pose with the Pontifical Hero Award on April 11, 2013.

Adult stem cells helping teen with 'brittle bone disease' grow

A girl whose bones used to break every two months was awarded for her courage in successfully battling her disease... Read more

Msgr. Tomasz Trafny, Dr. Robin Smith, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and Fr. Ciro Benedettini present the Second International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference April 9, 2013 at the Holy See press office

Vatican stem cell event aims for wide cultural impact

The Vatican's upcoming conference on adult stem cell research aims to influence culture by promoting dialogue between politicians, medical researchers,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in Clementine Hall on Oct 20, 2012.

Pope stresses Church's hope in young people

“The Church has confidence in the young” and needs their lively participation, Pope Benedict XVI insisted, while also underscoring the... Read more