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Critic of Vatican refuses to step down from sex abuse commission

Reuters - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY A prominent and outspoken British member of a papal advisory commission on sexual abuse by the clergy on Saturday refused to step down despite a no-confidence vote, and said only Pope Francis could dismiss him.
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Vatican updates papal itinerary for Cuba, Mexico visit

Catholic News Service - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis is scheduled to have more than two hours alone with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Cuba in addition to signing a declaration with the patriarch before flying on to Mexico for a Feb. 12-17 visit.
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'Risen' star Joseph Fiennes meets Pope Francis in Vatican City - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Joseph Fiennes, star of the biblical drama Risen, met Pope Francis in Vatican City this week.
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Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba

Reuters - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a landmark step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.
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Padre Pio arrives back at the Vatican nearly 50 years after death

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The embalmed body of a revered Roman Catholic monk who died nearly 50 years ago has arrived back at the Vatican to be blessed by the Pope in St Peter's Basilica in front of thousands of worshipers.

Promoter of Justice delivers report

Vatican Radio - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
In the report Milano noted that the reforms initiated by Pope Francis profoundly affect the internal life of the Vatican City State, its legislative, judicial and administrative activities. "They also affect the level of relations with other ...
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Vatican City: Leonardo DiCaprio greets pope in Italian before discussing the environment

The National - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
ACTOR Leonardo DiCaprio has met Pope Francis at the Vatican, discussing their shared concern over the environment and giving the pontiff a cheque from his charitable foundation.
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Vatican official: Pope's post-synod doc will be released in March

Catholic News Agency - ‎Jan 27, 2016‎
Vatican City, Jan 27, 2016 / 01:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on family life following last year's synod will be published in March, says Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the ...

VATICAN SPLENDORS: Franklin Institute in Philadelphia hosting hundreds of objects from the historical and cultural ...

Bucks Local News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The Franklin Institute is the only stop on the East Coast for the exhibition on its two-city North American tour. It will also appear at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
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Woman to lead theological-pastoral aspect of Vatican communications

Catholic News Service - ‎19 hours ago‎
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The director of the new theological-pastoral department of the Vatican Secretariat for Communications is Natasa Govekar, a theologian who specializes in the communication of faith through images.

Pope Francis will go 'Beyond the Sun' in new movie

The Yucatan Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 27: Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he. Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he drives around St Peter's Square ahead of his first weekly general audience as pope on March 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by ...
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Pope tells confessors set to fan out across globe to show merciful face to sinners

The Japan Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
VATICAN CITY - A specially recruited group of priests received last-minute instructions from Pope Francis Tuesday before fanning out through the world to show a more merciful face of the Catholic Church to sinners.
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Chilean alleges sex abuse cover-up, asks pope to sack bishop

Reuters - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY A man who says he was sexually abused by a priest on Sunday delivered two letters addressed to Pope Francis from Chilean Catholics asking him to remove a Chilean bishop accused of protecting a notorious pedophile.
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Pope Francis surprises jubilee pilgrims in visit to Vatican departments

Catholic News Agency - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Vatican City, Feb 4, 2016 / 05:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday the “Pope of Surprises” made an unscheduled stop at the welcoming center for pilgrims in Rome for the Jubilee of Mercy, before heading to three Vatican departments for a lengthy visit ...

Voices of Unity choir begins fundraising for Journey to the Vatican European Tour

WANE - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne's Voices of Unity will take off for its first ever European Tour this summer. The choir will perform in Rome, Vatican City, Venice, Graz, Austria and Budapest, Hungary in July. For the next several months, Unity ...
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UK's top female tennis player renews Asics deal - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
UK's top female tennis player renews Asics deal. February 06, 2016 (Vatican city). Japanese multinational athletic equipment company Asics has announced that Britain's top ranked female tennis player and Australian Open semi-finalist , Johanna Konta ...

Pope names top Vatican official from US to be nuncio in South Africa

Catholic Chronicle - ‎7 hours ago‎
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Pope Francis named Msgr. Peter B. Wells, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the next papal nuncio to South Africa and Botswana.
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A hellish time at the movies: Satanists and the Vatican compete for filmgoers

Toronto Star - ‎17 hours ago‎
On Wednesday, the Satanic Temple begins “the Sabbat Cycle,” a four-city U.S. tour - New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Detroit - combining screenings of The Witch with “interactive performances” aimed at broadening public acceptance of “Satanic values.
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Vatican Radio Highlights Morocco's Leadership in Combating Religious Extremism

Morocco World News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Vatican City - Vatican Radio hailed Morocco's leadership in combating religious extremism, highlighting the various initiatives taken by King Mohammed VI in this regard.

'Industry of Death': Pope Francis on Arms Dealers and Causes of World War III

National Catholic Register - ‎13 hours ago‎
VATICAN CITY - Faced with cataclysmic violence in the Middle East, which he terms a “piecemeal” World War III Pope Francis has not shied away from suggesting a major cause of deadly international conflict: financial interest.