Vatican security escorted away a man who managed to climb up on top of the colonnade at St. Peter’s Square during a canonisation mass led by Pope
September 27, 1590. Pope Urban VII dies just 13 days after being elected as successor to Pope Sixtus V, making his the shortest ever term in papal
The Vatican has rejected accusations from Ireland that it had tried to cover up child sex abuse by its priests.
In July the Irish parliament passed
The Pope has sent his first tweet, using the occasion to announce the Vatican’s new Internet information portal.
The Twitter message read Dear
The sky is no longer the limit for Pope Benedict XVI.
He has become the first pontiff to call space, speaking directly with crew members onboard
The Vatican says bishops should hand over priests accused of sexually abusing children to the authorities so they can face legal action.
The remains of the late Pope John Paul II have been moved to a new resting place under the altar of a side chapel in Saint Peter’s Basilica, near
There was a festival atmosphere in St Peter’s Square for the late Pope John Paul II’s beatification.
Many people had spent hours waiting for the
In front of one million faithful Pope Benedict XVI celebrated beatification mass for John Paul II at the Vatican.
The late Pope, John Paul II, has been beatified at a special mass in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, effectively setting him well on the way to
The late Pope Jean Paul the 2nd has been beatified at a special mass in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, effectively setting him well on the way to
To learn more about the officially ‘Blessed’ John Paul’s legacy today, in the city he served before becoming a pope, euronews went to Krakow, to talk
Some 200,000 people have been holding a candlelit prayer vigil in Rome’s Circus Maximus in preparation for today’s beatification of Pope John Paul
Tens of thousands of people streamed into St Peter’s in Rome on Saturday for the beatification of John Paul the second.
Many are expected to take
Pope John Paul the second’s great press while alive helped boost his beatification credentials. His second world war, divided Europe roots meant
One day before the event, preparations for the beatification of John Paul II at the Vatican were in full swing.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will attend Sunday’s beatification for the late John Paul II, the Vatican said on Friday
Mugabe, who has ruled
The Vatican is preparing for a very big day. On 1st May thousands of Catholics will descend upon Rome to celebrate the beatification of Pope John
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Mass in Rome.
The pope focused on suffering being endured in the world during his Easter Day ‘Urbi et Orbi’ address at the Vatican.
Before a congregation of
Pope Benedict XVI led a crowd of Catholic faithful in Palm Sunday Mass.
A usually staid weekly Papal audience was spiced up with an acrobatic performance by a troupe of topless men.
Many Catholics have reacted positively to the Pope’s comments on the use of condoms. In a book due to be published on Tuesday, Pope Benedict, says
Pope Benedict XVI has condoned the use of condoms in exceptional cases in a move described as an historic shift for the Roman Catholic Church.
For the first time Cardinals from all over the world have been invited by the Pope himself to participate in a reflection and prayer day at the
Victims of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have held a candlelight protest near St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
They had come from a dozen