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LCWR accuses Vatican investigation of using 'flawed process'

The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is arguing that the Vatican’s recent assessment of the organization was... Read more

\Pope Benedict XVI at the April 18, 2012 general audience.

Pope is saddened by 'Vatileaks' case but trusts God

In a rare statement after today's general audience, Pope Benedict XVI said that while he is distressed by the “Vatileaks”... Read more

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

Reasons for dismissal of Vatican Bank boss emerge

The Vatican Bank’s president was dismissed for failing to carry out “basic duties,” giving people inaccurate information about the institution... Read more

Vatican conference to examine 'language of the body' in marriage

This coming September an international colloquium in Vatican City will consider how men and women become "one flesh" in marriage,... Read more

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, former president of the Vatican Bank.

Vatican Bank boss fired over alleged mismanagement

The President of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, has been fired from his post following a vote of no-confidence... Read more

Father Federico Lombardi

Police arrest suspect in 'Vatileaks' case

A person suspected of leaking sensitive internal Vatican documents has been arrested and is currently being detained “in a secure... Read more

A window in Ireland's Tuam Cathedral shows St. Marguerite Marie Alacoque receiving a private revelation of the Sacred Heart.

Vatican publishes guidelines on apparitions, private revelations

The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has published guidelines to help the Church worldwide handle claims of... Read more

Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates winning the UEFA Champions League Final.

Vatican pays tribute to soccer star Didier Drogba

The Vatican’s sports office has paid tribute to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba after the Catholic soccer star gave credit to... Read more

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi

Holy See eyes legal action over continued 'Vatileaks'

The Vatican says it considers the continued leaking of confidential documents, including private correspondence belonging to Pope Benedict XVI, a... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI prays in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope praying for renewal of US women religious

Pope Benedict XVI says he is praying that a renewal of female religious life in the United States will “recapture... Read more

Sua Santita, His Holiness, Gianluigi Nuzzi.

Italian journalist publishes book of Vatican leaks

Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi reveals private Vatican correspondence in a new book containing a collection of letters titled, “Sua Santita... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica and Square.

Vatican laicizes Canadian bishop convicted for child pornography

The Vatican has dismissed from the clerical state a Canadian bishop who pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography.  Read more

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the Society of St. Pius X.

Vatican splits negotiations with Pius X Society

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has announced it will hold separate talks with the superior general... Read more

Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula and members of the Pontifical Academy for Life participate in a conference on motherhood in Sept. 2011.

Head of pontifical academy offers apology, affirms pro-life commitment

The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has expressed his full commitment to the “Gospel of Life,” and apologized... Read more

The Blessing of the Child in the Womb and Archbishop Gregory Aymond.

Bishops publish blessing for unborn child

Ahead of Mother’s Day, the U.S. bishops’ conference has published a prayer to bless an unborn child, the child’s pregnant... Read more

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Pope advances causes of two possible US saints

Two figures in U.S. Catholic history, a 19th century bishop and a 20th century religious sister, moved closer to possible... Read more

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller preaches March 15 at the tomb of St. Peter during the Region X ad limina visit.

Texas bishops hear call to unity at St. Peter's tomb

Bishops must strengthen their bonds of unity in order to evangelize the world, San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said in... Read more

Hackers allegedly crash Vatican website

An affiliate of the loose-knit hacker group Anonymous has claimed it attacked and took down the Vatican’s website on March... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square

Noisy world is enemy of prayer, says Pope Benedict

The constant noise that accompanies modern life is an enemy of God’s word being heard in prayer, Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

The General Assembly Hall at the opening of the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Feb. 27, 2012.

Holy See calls attention to plight of rural women

In a March 6 address, the Vatican’s delegation to the United Nations highlighted the important role of women in society... Read more