Vatican

Pope at Angelus: 'the line between good and evil runs through the heart of each of us'

2017-07-23 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> on Sunday reminded the faithful of God’s infinite patience and of the fact that “we are all …

Christianity

St. Peter's Square fountains being shut off due to drought | Miami Herald

The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought.<p>Vatican Radio on Monday said …

Christianity

Pope calls for "moderation" after Jerusalem shrine violence

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appealed for moderation after recent killings at a Jerusalem holy site.<p>Francis told faithful Sunday in St. Peter's Square that he was following "with trepidation the grave tensions and violence" unleashed at a contested shrine. Last week Arab gunmen, shooting …

Israel

Pope Francis appoints new bishop in India’s Bettiah Diocese

2017-07-22 Vatican Radio<p>Pope Francis on Saturday appointed a new bishop to the Diocese of Bettiah in eastern India’s Bihar state. <b>Fr. Peter Sebastian</b> …

Christianity

Pope Francis donates €25 thousand to ease East Africa famine

2017-07-21 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has donated €25 thousand to the efforts of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture …

Africa

Top US Ambassador in Rome to engage in Catholic peacemaking efforts

2017-07-20 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Moral leadership and the work of faith-based organizations in bringing warring parties to the negotiating …

Christianity

AB Jurkovič to UN: ‘Family important to understanding migration vulnerabilities’

2017-07-20 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, has addressed a UN panel on …

Pope Francis

Shelling From Royal Caribbean’s M.S. ‘Allure’ Sinks Carnival Cruise Vessel That Crossed Into Disputed Waters

KYOTO, JAPAN—Saying the move to the assisted care facility was the right decision after so many years of operation, members of the Akiyama family …

North Korea

By the numbers: President Trump’s first 6 months

<b>Today marks President Trump’s 182nd day in office</b>, capping six-months since he was inaugurated. While reporters don’t catch wind of every meeting …

The White House

Pope Francis encourages fight against mafias on anniversary of brutal murders

ROME – Nearly a quarter of a century has passed since several Italian judges who had been active in the fight against the Mafia were killed along …

Christianity

Trial begins for ex-execs in charge of Vatican children's hospital

Two former executives of a Vatican children's hospital were set for trial on charges of embezzlement after a Vatican court rejected dismissing the case on Tuesday<p>The pair are accused of using more than $500,000 in hospital donations to renovate a top cardinal's penthouse.<p>Lawyers for former hospital …

Children's Hospital

Corruption trial of former Vatican hospital officials begins

Vatican City, Jul 18, 2017 / 11:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- One year after Vatican City charged a priest and a laywoman in the second “Vatileaks” trial, …

Corruption

Angelus: As the sower Jesus performs a spiritual radiography of our heart

2017-07-16 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) During his Angelus address on Sunday to the pilgrims and tourists who braved the heat in St Peter’s Square, …

Christianity

Vatican-Vetted Magazine Accuses Steve Bannon of ‘Apocalyptic Geopolitics’

A close confidant of Pope Francis, writing Thursday in a Vatican-approved magazine, has condemned those within American presidential administrations who espouse the ideology of "Christian fundamentalism" — naming White House chief strategist Steve Bannon as a proponent of such "apocalyptic …

News

13 of the Most Fascinating International Borders in the World

Borders usually clearly delineate two entities apart — whether they be towns, cities, states, countries or continents — but some borders around the …

Maps

Pope urges governments to take the lead in caring for creation

2017-07-14 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Respect, responsibility and relationship are the three themes highlighted by <b>Pope Francis</b> in a message …

Christianity

Pope tacks sign on his apartment door: 'No Whining'

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - If anyone had any doubts how Pope Francis feels about people who always complain, the answer is now tacked to the door of his frugal suite in a Vatican residence: "No Whining".<p>Under the explicit warning, the red-and-white Italian language sign goes on to say that "violators …

Christianity

Let It Be Known the Pope Has the Most Hilarious Office Sign

(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis hasn't lost his sense of humor despite a rough few weeks of clamorous exits of top Vatican officials and some other …

Christianity

Dallas Cowboys: Weird but true Cowboys stories: Fake autographs, Pearson's epic troll, big-time bus racing | SportsDay

Weird but true Cowboys stories: Fake autographs, Pearson's epic troll, big-time bus racing<p>This Story is About...<p>The Dallas Cowboys are always in the …

Dallas

Room with a view: 2 ex- Vatican hospital officials charged

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The scandal was remarkable even by Vatican standards: The president of the "pope's hospital" for sick children had taken nearly a half-million dollars in hospital donations and used them to spruce up the penthouse apartment of the Vatican cardinal who had appointed him.<p>On …

Corruption

Two Unknown Paintings by Raphael Discovered on the Vatican's Walls | Mental Floss

The Vatican Museums are home to numerous famous art treasures, created by masters like Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Now, artnet …

Cool Stuff

Art experts solve Renaissance mystery in papal palace

Vatican City, Jul 12, 2017 / 04:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two works painted by Renaissance master Raphael have been newly identified after art experts …

Rome

Former doctrine chief denies false account of papal meeting

Cardinal Muller (CNS/Paul Haring)<p>By Junno Arocho Esteves<br>Catholic News Service<p>VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The former head of the Vatican’s doctrine office …

Christianity

Congregation for Clergy hosts course on priestly formation

2017-07-13 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) More than one hundred seminary rectors from throughout the English-speaking world gathered in Rome earlier …

Christianity

Pope endorses campaign to put 'Laudato Sì' into action

2017-07-13 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Following the 2nd anniversary of the publication of his encyclical “<i>Laudato Sì – On Care of our Common Home</i>”,</b> …

Christianity

Pope Decrees Saving Lives a Path to Roman Catholic Sainthood

<b>Vatican City</b>: Pope Francis made one of the most significant changes in centuries to the Roman Catholic Church’s saint-making procedures on Tuesday, …

Christianity

Pope opens new path to sainthood

For centuries, the consideration for sainthood in the Catholic Church necessitated martyrdom, living a life of heroic Christian values or having a …

Christianity

My Visit With the Pope: The Weeknd Manager SAL Talks Vatican Visit

If you ever text with <b>Wassim "SAL" Slaiby</b>, manager of The Weeknd, French Montana, Belly, Massari, and others, he often ends his message with the …

Christianity

The Evil That Kings Do: Kingship, Tyranny and William I in Hugo Falcandus

<b>The Evil That Kings Do: Kingship, Tyranny and William I in Hugo Falcandus</b><p>By Francesca Petrizzo<p>Paper given at the 2015 International Medieval Congress …

Medieval

Pope to beatify Colombian martyrs during visit

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will beatify a priest and a bishop martyred in Colombia when he visits the country in September, a Vatican spokesman said.<p>…

Christianity