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The Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, the seat of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope Francis updates norms on crimes judged by Vatican’s doctrinal office

Dec 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The norms address the delicts of schism, sacramental desecration, and abuse of minors Read more

Journalist blasted for lying in confessional, recording priests' answers

Mar 13, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The confessional is one of the most private and privileged places in the world. So when an Italian journalist violated... Read more

St. Peter holds the keys in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

With new team, Vatican ups efforts to fight clerical sex abuse

Nov 11, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis established on Tuesday a new judicial body within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith with responsibility... Read more