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Vatican criticizes lack of prosecutions for human trafficking

The dignity and rights of trafficking victims requires the international community to do more to prosecute and bring down traffickers,... Read more

People pass in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the end of May.

Vatican: No active coronavirus cases among employees

The Vatican said Saturday the city state no longer has any active positive cases among employees, after a 12th person... Read more

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Holy See donates to WHO fund for medics on pandemic front line

The Holy See has pledged to contribute to the World Health Organization’s emergency fund supplying protective equipment to medics fighting... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Vatican ‘acknowledges the court's decision’ to dismiss Cardinal George Pell's appeal

The Vatican said Wednesday it acknowledges the decision by the Court of Appeals in Victoria to uphold the conviction of... Read more

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Holy See to participate in Olympic opening ceremony, IOC strategy session

A delegation from the Holy See is in South Korea this week to participate in the opening of the Winter... Read more

Vatican to UN: We must work together to eliminate causes of human trafficking

The international community must join forces to eliminate human trafficking and its root causes, the Vatican’s representative to the United... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Jan. 25, 2015.

Vatican responds to allegations that ex-auditor was ousted

The Vatican has issued a response to allegations made by former auditor general Libero Milone, who, three months after mysteriously... Read more

Nuclear explosion.

Vatican at UN: Nukes won't save us – let's seek a better path

Nuclear weapons are a force for instability and any claims they promote peace are chasing illusions, the Holy See's Secretary... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Vatican to crack down on illegal sale of papal symbols, coat of arms

On Wednesday the Vatican announced plans to monitor with a more careful eye those who print official images of the... Read more

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas inagurates the new Palestinian Embassy to the Holy See Jan. 14, 2017.

Middle East peace center of meeting between Francis, Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited the Vatican Saturday before inaugurating his country’s new embassy to the Holy See, where he... Read more

Vatican speaks out on unapproved bishop ordinations in China

After the recent unauthorized ordination of bishops in China, which falls just ahead of a major meeting for Chinese Catholic... Read more

A Christian refugee family of eight living in a construction site in Erbil, Iraq. Courtesy of International Christian Concern.

What will ensure the survival of Middle East Christians?

Christianity is at a crossroads in the Middle East, and only a dedicated campaign of aid and activism can help... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Vatican sentences cleric, laywoman in second 'Vatileaks' trial

After an eight month trial weighing the guilt of five individuals in the leaking and disseminating of confidential financial documents,... Read more

UN flag outside the United Nations headquarters in New York.

When terrorism destroys religious cooperation: the Holy See's message to the UN

Terrorism in the name of religion is a lie, the head of the Holy See’s mission to the United Nations... Read more

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No to nuclear weapons, yes to nuclear technology – the Holy See's stance

In an effort to abolish the production of nuclear weapons worldwide, the Holy See is pushing an agreement – with... Read more

An estimated 2.2 million people are said to be displaced within Congo.

Vatican to the world: Displaced immigrants deserve your attention

Noting an alarming increase in forcibly-displaced migrants around the world, the Holy See has asked the United Nations to take... Read more

Felice Gaer speaks during a panel on January 21, 2013.

Critic: UN abortion controversy shows push to exclude Catholics

U.N. anti-torture committee member Felice Gaer’s statement to a Holy See delegation equating opposition to abortion and torture is part... Read more

The United Nations flag flies outside UN Headquarters, September 20, 2011.

Critics warn of bias in UN anti-torture committee member

A U.N. committee member who insinuated that the Catholic position against abortion violates an anti-torture agreement signed by the Holy... Read more

U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, whom Pope Francis will meet May 9, is shown addressing the Human Rights Council, Sept. 10, 2012.

Pope's upcoming meeting with UN officials presents opportunity

Pope Francis will meet with United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon May 9, as well as with the Chief Executives Board... Read more