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  • Vatican's Sistine Chapel Dazzles After Technological Makeover

    Vatican's Sistine Chapel Dazzles After Technological Makeover

    High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.

  • Pope Says Big Bang Theory Does Not Contradict Christianity

    Pope Says Big Bang Theory Does Not Contradict Christianity

    Pope Francis on Monday said the "Big Bang" theory as a model for the origin of the Universe "does not rule out the intervention of a divine Creator, but rather demands it" and that "the origin of the world is not a product of chaos, but is derived di...

  • Pope Francis Plays Long Game to Reform Catholic Church

    Pope Francis Plays Long Game to Reform Catholic Church

    After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis.

  • Vatican Warns of 'New Genocide' by Islamic State

    Vatican Warns of 'New Genocide' by Islamic State

    The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians...

  • Church Should Not Fear Change, Pope Says at Synod Close

    Church Should Not Fear Change, Pope Says at Synod Close

    Pope Francis on Sunday closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to reach out to homosexuals and divorced people, saying the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.

  • Pope Faces Key Test With Vote on Divorcees, Gays

    Pope Faces Key Test With Vote on Divorcees, Gays

    Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays.

  • Vatican Waters Down Gay References in Translation of Divisive Paper

    Vatican Waters Down Gay References in Translation of Divisive Paper

    The Vatican made key changes to an English translation of passages about homosexuality in a divisive document on Thursday, watering down a message that had been seen as a major shift in its tone on gay people.

  • Vatican Document Challenges Church to Change Attitude to Gays

    Vatican Document Challenges Church to Change Attitude to Gays

    In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognise positive aspects of same-sex couples.

  • Pope Francis to Visit France in 2015

    Pope Francis to Visit France in 2015

    Pope Francis will visit France next year, the Vatican said on Tuesday, at a time when French politics is increasingly divided over social reforms such as gay marriage.

  • Pope Accepts Resignation of British Bishop Who Quit After Affair

    Pope Accepts Resignation of British Bishop Who Quit After Affair

    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a British bishop who stood down after admitting to an affair with a married parishioner, the Vatican said on Monday.

  • Pope Seeks 'Sincere, Open' Debate on Family Issues

    Pope Seeks 'Sincere, Open' Debate on Family Issues

    Pope Francis says he is looking for a "sincere, open and fraternal" debate about divisive family issues that opens on Sunday with progressives hoping for change and conservatives intent on keeping the status quo.

  • Guardian Angels Exist, Pope Says

    Guardian Angels Exist, Pope Says

    Pope Francis said on Thursday that guardian angels exist and people who listen to their advice are less likely to make the wrong decisions.

  • Pope Summons Mideast Envoys to Rome Over Islamist Advance

    Pope Summons Mideast Envoys to Rome Over Islamist Advance

    Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

  • Two Popes Attend Gathering of Wise and Wrinkled at the Vatican

    Two Popes Attend Gathering of Wise and Wrinkled at the Vatican

    Elderly people, including former Pope Benedict, attended a gathering of the wise and wrinkled at the Vatican on Sunday, where Pope Francis denounced the neglect and abandonment of the old as "hidden euthanasia".

  • Pope Sacks Paraguayan Bishop Accused of Protecting Abuser Priest

    Pope Sacks Paraguayan Bishop Accused of Protecting Abuser Priest

    Pope Francis has dismissed a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people, the Vatican said on Thursday.

  • Vatican Cricket Team's First Foreign Tour Ends 2-3

    Vatican Cricket Team's First Foreign Tour Ends 2-3

    The Vatican cricket team - which has seven Indians, two Sri Lankans, one Pakistani and an Englishman - played formidable cricket in England, only to lose their final match against Church of England.

  • Argentine President Says She Received Islamic State Threats

    Argentine President Says She Received Islamic State Threats

    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said during a trip to the Vatican on Saturday she had received threats by the Islamic State due to her friendship with compatriot Pope Francis and for recognizing both Israel and Palestine.

  • Security Upped at Vatican Over Islamic State Attack Fears: Report

    Security Upped at Vatican Over Islamic State Attack Fears: Report

    Security has been tightened in Saint Peter's Square after intelligence services intercepted a possible plan to attack the Vatican, Italian media reported on Saturday, increasing fears Pope Francis could be in danger.

  • Holy Smoke: Vatican Car Seized With Cocaine, Cannabis

    Holy Smoke: Vatican Car Seized With Cocaine, Cannabis

    The Vatican was left red-faced Tuesday after it emerged that a car bearing its diplomatic plates had been stopped in France with four kilogrammes of cocaine on board.

  • Pope Francis Breaks Taboo by Marrying Couples Who Lived 'in Sin'

    Pope Francis Breaks Taboo by Marrying Couples Who Lived 'in Sin'

    A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together "in sin" were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday.

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