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'I'm not much of a saint': Pope Francis makes TV talk show debut
The pope appeared remotely in an hour-long segment from his home in the Vatican, weighing in on the migrant crisis and his 'few but true' close friends.
Vatican condemns 'profane' faux baptism performance at Italy's Sanremo
A bishop spoke out after a performance at San Remo music festival featured a mock baptism. The performer insists it was a tribute to his mother.
A shouting man denouncing the Church disrupts an audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican
A shouting man denouncing the Church disrupts an audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican, before being escorted outside by police
Pope Francis prays for pandemic end as COVID-19 cases surge
Pope Francis asked for dialogues and peace during his "Urbi et Orbi address on Saturday, after an estimated 2,000 people attend midnight mass in St. Peter’s Basilica the night before.
EU draft pulled after Vatican complains Christmas 'cancelled'
Italian conservatives had voiced outrage about the document, claiming among other things that it was “cancelling Christmas.”
Vatican corruption trial related to London building resumes
The trial is the culmination of a two-year investigation and revolves mostly around the purchase by the Vatican of a €350m property in Chelsea with church money.
Pope Francis encourages policians to be 'courageous' on climate action
Pope Francis urged political leaders to show courage, hours after U.N. led-climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland ended.
Italian nun appointed by Pope as first ever female Vatican governor
The role of secretary-general of the Vatican governorate is usually held by a bishop.
Joe Biden meets Pope Francis in Vatican
U.S. President Joe Biden opened a five-day European trip Friday with an extended visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican, where the world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics ran overtime in talks expected to cover the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, poverty and more.
Visit this life-size replica of the Sistine Chapel - in London
Tottenham's answer to the Sistine Chapel is in town, and we went along to check it out.
Little boy steals the scene at Pope's audience
A 10-year-old boy interrupted Pope Francis' weekly audience on Wednesday after he walked on stage asking for the pontiff's white skullcap.
Merkel meets Pope Francis and Draghi on farewell visit to Italy
Her meeting with the pope centred on the issues of migration, climate change and COVID-19.
Merkel meets Pope Francis at the Vatican
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Thursday with Pope Francis, during her last visit to the Vatican as leader of her country.
Puppet depicting young refugee girl continues European journey
Little Amal, a giant puppet depicting a young Syrian refugee child created by Handspring Puppet Company, arrives in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.
'Resign? Forget about it': Pope Francis plays down health fears
"Now I can eat everything'
‘Priests bless guinea pigs’: Vatican’s same-sex unions stance slammed
"This bothers and annoys me," said Germany's health minister Jens Spahn. "But it does not lead to me turning away from my belief or the church."
Letter sent to Pope containing bullets intercepted by postal workers
A letter addressed to Pope Francis that contained bullets was intercepted by postal workers in Italy.
Vatican prosecutor seeks prison for priest in abuse trial
The case is the first to go to trial alleging sexual abuse within the Vatican's walls.
Pope Francis makes first public appearance since undergoing surgery
The 84-year-old pontiff addressed a crowd of well-wishers from the balcony of the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome and used the occasion to declare his support for public health services across the world.
Pope Francis had a temporary 'fever episode' after his recent surgery
Routine tests and scans proved negative after the pope developed the temporary fever. However, he is still eating and moving around unassisted.
Pope Francis 'reacted well' to intestinal surgery, Vatican says
It is the pope's first known hospital treatment since he was elected to the papacy in 2013.
German Catholics demand radical changes for a more inclusive church
On the back of resounding paedophilia scandals, the German Catholic church is going through a revolution that is unprecedented in Europe. This revolution started in Cologne in Germany. People concerned there give their insight into how things are unfolding.
Italian PM rebukes Vatican over LGBT bill criticism
The Holy See has objected to the formulation of an Italian bill that seeks to strengthen measures to prevent and combat discrimination and violence on the grounds of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.
Vatican accused of 'meddling' in Italy's LGBT bill
The Vatican sent a letter to Rome formally opposing a proposed Italian bill expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, according to media reports.
Founding father of EU Schuman moves ahead on sainthood path
Robert Schuman, an architect of European integration, has moved ahead on the Catholic church's path toward possible sainthood, the Vatican said.
Vatican to criminalise sexual abuse of adults by priests
The Catholic Church is changing its laws to explicitly criminalise sexual abuse of adults by priests, and to include laypeople who hold church office in sanctions for similar crimes.