Pope appeals for political dialogue in Venezuela

“Once again”, Pope Francis said on Sunday, “I would like to express my closeness to the beloved people of Venezuela, who have been particularly hard … Read more

Do the right-wing victories mean that Pope Francis has lost the battle against the alt-right Christians? – Fr Joe Borg

St Pope John Paul II seems to have had more electoral successes than Pope Francis. This opening sentence will probably surprise many given that popes … Read more

A new mystery has surfaced in the Emanuela Orlandi case

Another twist emerged on Saturday in the puzzle surrounding the disappearance 35 years ago of Emanuela Orlandi, a Vatican employee’s 15-year-old daughter.

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Vatican tombs in Orlandi search found empty

The tombs of two princesses in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetry, opened in a search for the body of Emanuela Orlandi, have been found empty, her … Read more

Photo Story: ‘Emanuela Orlandi’ demonstration at the Vatican


A woman with a t-shirt ‘You said She is in heaven, but where is her body?’ during a demostration in front of the Sant’Uffizio … Read more

The Vatican revokes diplomatic immunity of Nuncio to France, following investigation for sexual attacks

The Vatican on Monday revoked the diplomatic immunity of papal nuncio to France mons. Luigi Ventura, who is under investigation for “sexual attacks,” the French … Read more

Photo Story: Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the sixth anniversary of his visit to Lampedusa

A handout picture provided by the Vatican Media shows Pope Francis celebrating the Holy Mass on the sixth anniversary of his visit to Lampedusa, Vatican … Read more

Pope Francis expresses his hope for humanitarian corridors for migrants

Pope Francis on Sunday invited the faithful to join him in prayer for the “poor, unarmed people who were killed or injured by an air … Read more

Photo Story: Putin Lands in Rome


Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) disembarks from a plane as he arrives at Rome’s international airport in Fiumicino, Italy, 04 July 2019.

Putin is … Read more

Putin to meet the Pope today

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Pope Francis on Thursday, amid speculation that the visit could be a prelude to the first trip … Read more

Vatican court orders opening of 2 tombs in Emanuela Orlandi case

The Vatican court’s ordered two tombs in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery to be opened after a petition from the family of a 15-year-old girl who … Read more

Vatican insists that priests cannot reveal confession secrets

The Vatican on Monday strongly reaffirmed Catholic teaching that priests cannot reveal what they learn in confession, in an apparent response to moves in Australia … Read more

Pope praises Trump-Kim meeting

Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would … Read more

Tension between the Vatican and China

The Vatican has told bishops and priests in China that they must follow their own consciences in deciding whether to register with the government, and … Read more

Photo Story: The Pope and the Grand Master

Current Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto (L) kisses the hand of … Read more

Pope saddened by image of dead migrant father and baby at US-Mexico border

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Pope Francis is profoundly saddened by the death … Read more

Vatican reported to be considering ordaining married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon

The Vatican has said it would consider ordaining married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon, in a move that could help tackle … Read more

Scicluna urges Polish bishops to do what is needed to fight pedophilia

The Vatican’s leading sexual abuse investigator on Friday urged stronger action from Poland’s Catholic bishops who are under growing public pressure over a pedophilia scandal.… Read more

Pope Francis decries modern ‘culture of insults’ on social media

The Pope warned that the more people use online platforms the less social they become, and criticized the trend “to hurl adjectives” at each other.… Read more

Pope appeals for more vocations


Pope Francis told participants at a Congress for the Pastoral Care of Vocations in Europe not to be afraid to take up the challenge … Read more

Pope and Putin to meet again in July

Pope Francis will receive Russian President Vladimir Putin in an audience in the Vatican on July 4, Vatican spokesperson Alessandro Gisotti told reporters on Thursday.… Read more

Vatican mourns Dutch teenager’s ‘euthanasia’ death

The Vatican on Wednesday mourned the death of Noa Pothoven, a 17-year-old girl from the Netherlands who reportedly ended her life via legal euthanasia on … Read more

Pope pays tribute to Christians in Romania killed or persecuted under Communism


Pope Francis paid tribute to Christians in Romania killed or persecuted under Communism as he warned against any new ideological attempt to sow fear … Read more

Pope Francis urges journalists to persevere with the reports of the forgotten people who suffer

In an address to the Foreign Press Association at the Vatican on Saturday, Pope Francis urged journalists to reject fake news and to persevere with … Read more

Photo Story: Children saved from Libya go for a drive with Pope Francis

Pope Francis gave a lift to eight children who only last month were airlifted out of Libya.

Pope Francis took eight children rescued from crisis-hit … Read more