Vatican

Vatican investigating abuse at pre-seminary

Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, author of "Merchants in the Temple," arrives for the "VatiLeaks" trial at the Vatican July 7, 2016. Nuzzi's …

Christianity

Pope urges police to show 'mercy' in traffic stops

VATICAN CITY (AFP) -<p>Pope Francis on Monday called on police to show "mercy" during traffic stops while standing firm against those who use the streets as their own Formula 1 race track.<p>Meeting with representatives of the Italian traffic and railway police, the Argentine-born pontiff spoke of an …

Christianity

ISIS Recruitment Posters Show Pope Francis Beheading, Threats Against Christmas

The pro-ISIS Wafa’ Media Foundation is distributing a propaganda poster showing a beheaded Pope Francis poster just days after releasing a video …

World News

Pope: Are you afraid of God? If so, you don't really know who he is

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2017 / 05:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday cautioned against having a “mistaken” idea of God as harsh and …

Christianity

Happy Birthday Fanisinaflashbulb!

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Camera], ca. 1935 (437.2005)<p>Nine years ago today Fansinaflashbub was born. It premiered with the …

Sri Lanka

Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honour for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, …

Christianity

Vatican investigating sex abuse claims against teen altar boy turned priest

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said on Saturday it had opened an investigation into reports that a former teenage altar boy, who allegedly repeatedly …

Christianity

New revelations on the “blockages” at the Vatican: what you need to know

Nuzzi's third book on the Vatican also addresses Benedict XVI's resignation<p>The Italian investigative journalist, Gianluigi Nuzzi, has published his …

Christianity

Pope: not everything technically possible is morally acceptable

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2017 / 05:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis praised the achievements of scientific and technological …

Scientific Research

Compassion is the heart of healthcare, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2017 / 05:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday sent a message to health workers and organizations, saying …

Christianity

Vatican: New probe begun into alleged sex at youth seminary

VATICAN CITY – The Holy See says a fresh investigation has been opened into allegations a future priest had sex with a fellow student at its youth seminary in Vatican City.<p>The Vatican on Saturday said there were "signals" starting in 2013, some of them provided anonymously, about the case at St. …

World News

Tobin and Cupich: Battling the bullies; creating a culture of encounter

BALTIMORE – On the morning of November 19, 2016, Pope Francis created Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago a cardinal. That very evening, he took the …

Christianity

Pope Francis calls out 'growing inequality in healthcare' in rich countries

• <b>Pope Francis condemned healthcare inequality in rich countries, saying "costly treatments are available to ever more limited and privileged segments of the population."</b>• <b><br>The Pontiff also made clear that it's ok to not take "dissproportionate measures" in extending the life of a terminally ill patient.</b><p>…

Christianity

Burma’s cardinal defends Suu Kyi against ‘very unfair’ criticism over Rohingya crisis

VATICAN CITY—Burma’s Catholic cardinal on Friday defended Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi against “unfair” criticism over the military crackdown on …

Asia

Will a Vatican conference on nuclear arms bring a diplomatic breakthrough?

A Vatican conference held Nov. 10 to 11 on nuclear disarmament and development was a serious diplomatic event that gave Pope Francis the opportunity …

International Relations

Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special Sunday lunch, Mass

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people — homeless, migrants, unemployed — a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.<p>Francis begins the events Sunday with a Mass …

Christianity

New museum tells the story of the Bible — chapter and verse

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Hey, Smithsonian, there's a new kid on the block.<p>It's the Museum of the Bible, just a few blocks from the National Mall in …

Museums

Here are the details about Pope Francis' special edition Lamborghini Huracan

Sotheby's will auction off the car in May 2018.<p>Lamborghini gifted Pope Francis a special set of wheels from their collection of road-legal sports …

Sports Cars

What does the Church really teach about nuclear war?

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2017 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican conference discussing “A World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” held Nov. 10-11, is the …

Christianity

Ahead of Myanmar visit, Pope says he's coming to promote peace

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2017 / 05:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday Pope Francis sent a video greeting to the people of Myanmar ahead of his Nov. 27-30 …

Christianity

All the Da Vincis in the world: rated

As Salvator Mundi, his potent depiction of Christ, becomes the most expensive artwork ever, here’s our guide to every Leonardo painting in existence, from the masterpieces to the less-than-perfects<p>The Annunciation (1472)<p><b>On display at the Uffizi, Florence</b><br>In this dazzling performance, created when he …

Art

Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-awaited Museum of the Bible is opening in Washington.<p>The $500 million museum traces the history and extensive influence of the Bible. The building includes restaurants, a theater and clear views of the Washington Monument and Capitol.<p>The project is largely funded by the …

U.S. Politics

Lamborghini Gives Pope Francis a Huracan

Holy bull to be auctioned for charity<p>Lamborghini presented Pope Francis with a special white and golden yellow Huracan. Since the humble Pope has no business riding around in a six-figure sports car, the Huracan will be auctioned off to benefit a number of charities.<p>The bespoke Huracan pays tribute …

Autos

Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes': pope

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Denying climate change or being indifferent to its effects are "perverse attitudes" that block research and dialogue aimed at protecting the future of the planet, Pope Francis said on Thursday.<p>Francis, a strong defender of environmental protection, made his comments in a …

Climate

End of life care must acknowledge our mortality, Francis reminds physicians

Vatican City, Nov 16, 2017 / 03:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a message to medical professionals Thursday, Pope Francis said that when it comes to …

Health Care

Lamborghini makes an offering to Pope Francis — a Huracán LP580-2

‘Tis the season for giving thanks and counting our blessings as we approach Thanksgiving week here in America, only to transition into the holiday …

Autos

An ISIS-affiliated group threatened a Vatican attack on Christmas

A propaganda poster released by a pro-Islamic State group this week called on followers to attack the Vatican on Christmas, the SITE Intelligence …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Doctors at Vatican to debate ethics of euthanasia

The World Medical Association (WMA)has gathered at the heart of the Catholic Church to debate its policy on end-of-life care, 17 November 2017. …

News (South Africa)

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2017 (AFP)

Lamborghini gave Pope Francis a personalised white supercar on Wednesday, but he put it up for auction to raise money for charity.<p>The Huracan sports …

Harley Davidson

Godspeed . . . Pope gets £150,000 Lamborghinis

Pope Francis