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  • Vatican Lit Up by Christmas Hope and Love

    Vatican Lit Up by Christmas Hope and Love

    The Christmas lights came on at the Vatican Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message of "light, hope and love" at the end of an extraordinary year for the Catholic Church.

  • No More Blessings: Nearly 500 Artisans Set to Lose their Jobs in Vatican

    No More Blessings: Nearly 500 Artisans Set to Lose their Jobs in Vatican

    Calligraphers and painters will have to lay down their tools on December 31, as Pope Francis tries to ensure the Church's apostolic benedictions, which were first issued about 100 years ago under Pope Leo XIII, raise as much money as possible for the...

  • Francis Reclaims Vatican's Role as Diplomatic Mediator

    Francis Reclaims Vatican's Role as Diplomatic Mediator

    Perhaps the timing was purely coincidental. But a day after he was credited with helping broker the historic diplomatic breakthrough between Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis began his Thursday morning by greeting a new crop of Vatican diploma...

  • Pope Francis Gets a Tango Treat on 78th Birthday

    Pope Francis Gets a Tango Treat on 78th Birthday

    Thousands of people sang "Happy Birthday" and danced a mass tango on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of the first Latin American pope.

  • Vatican to Open Pope's Farm to Public

    Vatican to Open Pope's Farm to Public

    The Vatican is planning to open the farm at Castel Gandolfo to the public next year, after finding success with its guided tours of the surrounding gardens, fountains and Roma-era archaeological treasures.

  • Pope Francis Offers US Help in Closing Guantanamo

    Pope Francis Offers US Help in Closing Guantanamo

    The Vatican on Monday offered to help the United States in its efforts to close Guantanamo prison, a goal fervently supported by Pope Francis.

  • Pope Francis Discusses Italy's Economic, Social Woes With Italy's Prime Minister

    Pope Francis Discusses Italy's Economic, Social Woes With Italy's Prime Minister

    Pope Francis met today with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy, whose "economic and social" problems topped the agenda, the Vatican said.

  • Pope Declines to Meet Dalai Lama, Reports Say

    Pope Declines to Meet Dalai Lama, Reports Say

    A gathering of Nobel Peace Prize laureates opened in Rome on Friday, overshadowed by a dispute with the Vatican over reports that Pope Francis had refused to grant an audience to the Dalai Lama, the 1989 laureate, for fear of offending China.

  • No Pope Meeting For Dalai Lama As Vatican Eyes China Ties

    No Pope Meeting For Dalai Lama As Vatican Eyes China Ties

    Pope Francis will not meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader visits Rome this weekend, a Vatican spokesman said today- a decision apparently seeking to avoid upsetting China.

  • Vatican Cricket Team Honours Phillip Hughes

    Vatican Cricket Team Honours Phillip Hughes

    Team captain, the Rev. Anthony Currer, presided over the Tuesday evening service at the Venerable English College, the main English seminary in Rome. He said the team wanted to show its closeness to Hughes' family "bringing his life before God and br...

  • Pope Francis Becomes First House Guest in Controversial Erdogan Palace

    Pope Francis Becomes First House Guest in Controversial Erdogan Palace

    The vast gates swung open and the host personally welcomed his distinguished visitor with all the pride of someone who has just acquired a new home.

  • Pope Francis Heads to Strasbourg to Reinvigorate 'Tired' Europe

    Pope Francis Heads to Strasbourg to Reinvigorate 'Tired' Europe

    Pope Francis heads to Strasbourg today for a lightning visit to the European Parliament, where he hopes to help reinvigorate a "tired" Europe, hit by economic crises and surging nationalism.

  • Vatican Confers Sainthood on Priest, Nun From Kerala

    Vatican Confers Sainthood on Priest, Nun From Kerala

    In a ceremony watched closely by thousands in Kerala, a Catholic priest and a nun from the state - Father Kuriakose Chavara and Sister Euphrasia - were conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican's St Peter's Square on Sunday.

  • Two Indians Declared Saints by the Vatican

    Two Indians Declared Saints by the Vatican

    In a ceremony which was watched closely by thousands in Kerala, a Catholic priest and a nun from the state - Father Kuriakose Chavara and Sister Euphrasia - were conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday.

  • Pope Francis to Urge Europe to Tackle Racism, Religious Intolerance

    Pope Francis to Urge Europe to Tackle Racism, Religious Intolerance

    Pope Francis is expected to take Europe to task over racial and religious intolerance during a visit to the European parliament Tuesday, as the crisis-hit continent battles with growing populism and the spectre of radicalisation.

  • Pope Francis Meets with Autistic Children

    Pope Francis Meets with Autistic Children

    Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition.

  • Egyptian President to Meet Pope Francis Monday: Report

    Egyptian President to Meet Pope Francis Monday: Report

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday, religious news agency I.Media said, citing diplomatic sources.

  • He Tried to Assassinate Pope John Paul II. 31 Years Later, He Wants to Meet Pope Francis

    He Tried to Assassinate Pope John Paul II. 31 Years Later, He Wants to Meet Pope Francis

    Turkish extremist Mehmet Ali Agca, who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II more than three decades ago, has asked the Vatican for permission to meet Pope Francis when he visits Turkey next week, reports said on Wednesday.

  • Pope Francis Says Will Visit United States Next Year

    Pope Francis Says Will Visit United States Next Year

    Pope Francis announced on Monday that he would visit the United States next year, his first trip there as leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church.

  • Cardinal Urges Vatican Action in US Child Abuse Case

    Cardinal Urges Vatican Action in US Child Abuse Case

    It's high time for the Vatican to tackle the case of an American bishop convicted of shielding an abusive priest, Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley has said.

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