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Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis appoints extra prosecutor to Vatican City court

Sep 28, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Monday named an Italian lawyer and professor of commercial law to work as an additional prosecutor in the... Read more

Pope Francis looks out a window of the apostolic palace March 18, 2020.

Vatican does coronavirus testing, says Pope Francis does not have virus

Mar 28, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican said Saturday Pope Francis does not have the coronavirus, and that recent testing of 170 Holy See employees... Read more

Skyline of the Octagonal Court in Pio-Clementino Museum, Vatican City.

Pope Francis reforms Vatican City courts with new law

Mar 16, 2020

The new law provides enhanced safeguards for the independence of judges and prosecutors in Vatican City.  Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican prosecutors conduct raid on Secretariat of State offices

Oct 1, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican prosecutors seized documents and electronic devices in a raid executed Tuesday at the offices of the most senior curial... Read more

Pope Francis May 22, 2018.

Pope Francis issues child protection laws for Vatican City State, Roman Curia

Mar 29, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Friday issued new laws and guidelines on the protection of minors for those working within Vatican City State... Read more

Józef Wesolowski, former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic.

Vatican postpones criminal trial of ex-nuncio on pedophilia charges

Jul 11, 2015

The criminal court of Vatican City State held on Saturday the first hearing in the trial of Jozef Wesolowski, the... Read more

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

Vatican judiciary report highlights increased international cooperation

Feb 2, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican enhanced international cooperation following the reform of the state's penal code and its anti-money laundering laws, according to... Read more