Vatican

Pope Francis and Spain's prime minister meet maskless at Vatican

Throughout the pandemic, Francis has received world leaders and posed with them for photos, as he did with Sanchez, often posed nearly shoulder-to-shoulder and without wearing a mask.

published on : 24th October 2020

Media report pope met COVID-19 infected bishop at Vatican

Australian authorities say a diplomat who flew into Sydney on Oct. 9 had tested positive to the coronavirus. They won’t reveal the diplomat’s identity.

published on : 23rd October 2020

COVID-19 case detected in Vatican City hotel where Pope resides

The Vatican said Saturday that the resident of the Domus Sanctae Marthae has moved out temporarily and is in isolation, as are all the people who came into direct contact with him.

published on : 18th October 2020

Woman close to Vatican cardinal arrested in corruption probe

Italian newspapers in recent weeks have reported that Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the onetime No. 2 in the Vatican secretariat of state, had wired hundreds of thousands of euros.

published on : 14th October 2020

Pope Francis commits to clean finances amid scandal in backyard

Vatican prosecutors have been investigating the London investment for over a year, but haven’t handed down any indictments.

published on : 8th October 2020

Pope Benedict XVI approved bishop accord with China: Vatican

The Vatican is seeking to extend the deal with China, which envisages a process of dialogue in selecting bishops.

published on : 3rd October 2020

Church says Cardinal George Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

Pell’s return follows Francis last week firing one of the cardinal’s most powerful opponents, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, over a financial scandal.

published on : 28th September 2020

Assisted suicide, euthanasia 'intrinsically evil', says Vatican

It said those who participate in it, including medical personnel, are committing 'homicide' and that lawmakers who approve it 'become accomplices of a grave sin.'

published on : 22nd September 2020

Pope Francis set to make first trip outside Rome since COVID-19 pandemic

The encyclical is expected to stress the value of brotherly relations during and after the pandemic, a theme Francis evoked repeatedly during the pandemic.

published on : 5th September 2020

Former pope Benedict XVI's ailing brother dies

Georg Ratzinger went on to conduct the 1,000-year-old Regensburg cathedral choir, known as the Regensburger Domspatzen.

published on : 1st July 2020

Pray that decision makers act to eliminate of inequality and poverty: Pope Francis

A few dozen faithful, wearing masks and sitting one to a pew, attended the ceremony as part of safety measures to avoid spreading COVID-19.

published on : 31st May 2020

Italy, Vatican open new post-COVID lockdown phase with churches resuming public Masses

Guards in hazmat suits took the temperature of the faithful entering St. Peter's Basilica, where Pope Francis celebrated an early morning Mass for a handful of people in a side chapel.

published on : 18th May 2020

Pope Francis urges for following COVID-19 lockdown amid church-state debate

Some Catholic conservatives and traditionalists have bristled at the closures and framed them as a violation of their right to religious liberty.

published on : 29th April 2020

'Time has come to eliminate inequalities': Pope Francis dreams of post-virus world where poor are not left behind.

“This is not some ideology,” Francis said. “It is Christianity.”

published on : 19th April 2020

Vatican official tests positive for coronavirus

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni has confirmed news reports earlier in the week that an official of the Holy See's secretariat of state office tested positive for the coronavirus.

published on : 28th March 2020
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