Stories tagged: vatican
Sun., May 21, 2017, midnight
Parker: Godspeed, Mr. President, on your world tour
Out of respect for the purposes of Trump’s trip, we should only wish the president godspeed and, if you believe in a higher power, lend him your prayers.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Pope embraces those with Huntington’s disease in effort to end stigma
Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington’s Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Trump taps Callista Gingrich to be ambassador to the Vatican
The Trump administration has tapped the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, days before President Donald Trump embarks on his …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Vatican celebrates big bang to dispel faith-science conflict
The Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That’s not as out of this world as it sounds.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Trump to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia, Vatican, meet with pope
President Donald Trump said Thursday his first foreign trip as president will feature stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, where he will meet with Pope Francis, an ambitious …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk
Pope Francis is warning the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, in a TED talk in which he urges the world to show more solidarity with the poor and …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address
On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Pope visits Italian region rebuilt after deadly 2012 quakes
Greeted by tens of thousands of faithful, Pope Francis on Sunday visited a region of Italy that has largely been rebuilt after a pair of deadly earthquakes five years ago, …
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Pope’s sex abuse board vows to go on without survivor member
Members of Pope Francis’ sex abuse advisory board vowed Sunday to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel following the resignation of a respected child …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Abuse survivor quits pope’s panel, cites stonewall by Vatican
Frustrated by what she described as Vatican stonewalling, an Irish woman who was sexually abused by clergy quit her post Wednesday on a panel advising Pope Francis about how to …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome
Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy
Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Sparks fly as Vatican conference challenges China on organs
Participants at a Vatican conference on organ trafficking challenged China on Tuesday to allow independent scrutiny to ensure it is no longer using organs from executed prisoners, saying Chinese assurances …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Protagonist in Vatican leaks scandal leaks more in new book
“In the Name of Peter” hits Italian bookstores Tuesday, seven months after author Francesca Chaouqui received a 10-month suspended sentence for conspiring to pass confidential documents onto two journalists.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Pope and Palestinian leader meet, inaugurate embassy
The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that prospects for peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
McDonald’s heads to the Vatican
The historic arches of St. Peter’s Basilica have a new neighbor: McDonald’s golden arches.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Pope urges the faithful to help youth find purpose
Pope Francis strolled through St. Peter’s Square Saturday evening during the last frigid hours of 2016, exchanging New Year’s Eve greetings with the faithful.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 11:40 p.m.
Pope wishes peace for those scarred by war, terror
Decrying the suffering in Syria, Pope Francis on Sunday wished Christmas peace and hope for all those scarred by war and terrorism, which he said is sowing “fear and death …
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
In Christmas message, pope laments children in war, poverty
Pope Francis urged Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus by thinking about the plight of today’s children, bemoaning how some must escape bombs or flee in migrant boats and …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
Pope extends permission on abortion forgiveness
Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the “grave sin” of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 6 a.m.
Vatican’s order against scattering ashes unlikely to change views on cremation in Spokane
Last Tuesday, Catholics around the world received sobering news from the Vatican: No more storing cremated ashes at home, splitting them up amongst family members or scattering them in the …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues
Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Vatican shelves PwC external auditor, keeps as consultant
The Vatican has shelved plans to bring in an external auditor for its consolidated financial statements but has kept PricewaterhouseCoopers on for consulting services.
Sat., June 4, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Pope drops tribunal for prosecution of sex abuse; clarifies legal procedures for bishops instead
Pope Francis on Saturday scrapped his proposed tribunal to prosecute bishops who covered up for pedophile priests after it ran into opposition and instead clarified legal procedures to remove them …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Vatican tamps down expectations over women deacons
The Vatican is tamping down any expectations that Pope Francis is about to let women serve as deacons in the Catholic Church.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer
Saying cancer is a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research that benefits …
Sat., March 26, 2016, 9:25 p.m.
After bleak week, Pope Francis offers Easter message
Pope Francis concluded a bleak week in Europe with a message of hope during an Easter Vigil service Saturday, saying darkness and fear must not prevail and “imprison” the world …
Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 8:26 a.m.
Vatican prelate detained for stealing confidential papal papers
A Vatican official who was snubbed for promotion last year has been put in jail for leaking confidential papal papers to journalists, the Holy See said Monday, adding that a …
Wed., May 13, 2015, 8:06 a.m.
Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.
Mon., Feb. 9, 2015, midnight
Vatican has own World Cup
The Clericus Cup rule book is the Bible of soccer at the Vatican. And just like that other Good Book, it contains certain commandments. The first commandment is thou shalt …