Meet the Vatican's Cricket Team
Jun 24, 2014
World | Reuters | Sunday October 19, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 18, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Friday October 17, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Monday October 13, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 7, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 6, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Sunday October 5, 2014
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.
World | Agence France Presse | Thursday October 2, 2014
Pope Francis said on Thursday that guardian angels exist and people who listen to their advice are less likely to make the wrong decisions.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 1, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Sunday September 28, 2014
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".
World | Reuters | Friday September 26, 2014
Pope Francis has dismissed a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people, the Vatican said on Thursday.
Press Trust of India | Sunday September 21, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Sunday September 21, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 20, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 16, 2014
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.
World | Agence France Presse | Sunday September 14, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 23, 2014
IS militants, which have been active in the Syrian conflict for several years, have made headlines in recent months after grabbing large swathes of northern Iraq and declaring a caliphate spanning the territory they hold in both countries.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 22, 2014
Australia's leading Catholic cleric George Pell, a top Vatican official, came under fire on Friday after drawing an analogy between the church's response to child abuse and a trucking company.
World | Associated Press | Thursday August 14, 2014
Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big-shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 13, 2014
On his way to South Korea, Pope Francis will get a rare opportunity to directly address China's leadership as he flies over the country, whose communist government does not allow Catholics to recognise his authority.