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The French 19th-century three-masted barque Belem is seen from the Palais du Pharo in the southern port city of Marseille on May 8, 2024, before the Olympic Flame arrival ceremony, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Belem is set to reach Marseille on May 8 and ten thousand torchbearers will then carry the flame across 64 French territories.

Vatican prepares for summer Olympics with conference on faith and sports

May 8, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The three-day international conference on sport and spirituality is titled “Putting Our Lives on the Line.” Read more

Father Antonio Spadaro, SJ, former editor in chief of La Civilta Cattolica, was appointed undersecretary for the Dicastery for Culture and Education on Sept. 14, 2023.

Pope Francis appoints Father Spadaro to culture and education post

Sep 14, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Father Antonio Spadaro, known popularly as “the pope’s mouthpiece,” announced Thursday that he was leaving the Jesuit-run La Civiltà. Read more


Keep humanity the focus of tech innovations, says new Vatican-approved ethics guide

Jul 4, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“If we build the future badly, we will live in a terrible world,” the handbook warns Big Tech. Read more

Philosophical-Theological University of Bressanone in Italy.

Views on sexual morality halt appointment of new dean at Italian seminary

Jun 27, 2023

By AC Wimmer

The writings of Father Martin M. Lintner, OSM, have stirred controversy within Church circles. Read more

Pope Francis started his Canada trip by visiting the cemetery and chapel of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Maskwacis, Alberta, on July 25, 2022.

Vatican: ‘Doctrine of discovery’ is not Catholic teaching

Mar 30, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The legal concept of the “doctrine of discovery” is “not part of the teaching of the Catholic Church,” the Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis meets with participants of the Minerva Dialogues — a meeting of scientists, engineers, business leaders, lawyers, philosophers, Catholic theologians, ethicists, and members of the Roman Curia to discuss digital technologies — at the Vatican on March 27, 2023.

Pope Francis: An ethical AI respects human dignity

Mar 27, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning could be beneficial to society if they respect... Read more

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021.

Pope Francis names new head of Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education

Sep 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced on Sept. 26 that the pope appointed Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça as the prefect of the... Read more