Vatican

Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 20, 2017
“Not everything that is technically possible or feasible is therefore ethically acceptable.”
St. Peter's Basilica. New accusations of sexual abuse revolve around incidents that took place in a pre-seminary for young adolescents that, though run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, is located inside the Vatican.   ​​​​​​​(Photo: Ilya Yak/Unsplash) 
Politics & Society News
The Vatican announced it had launched a new investigation into reports about sexual abuse in a pre-seminary for young adolescents run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, but located inside the Vatican.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 19, 2017
“To love the poor means to combat all forms of poverty, spiritual and material."
Pope Francis meets participants in the International symposium on a nuclear-weapons-free world, at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew Christiansen, S.J.November 17, 2017
Pope Francis’ condemnation of deterrence is a strong challenge to nuclear strategies of the superpowers, including the United States.
Pope Francis is silhouetted after his private audience with President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Pope Francis said that priests must inform Catholic consciences “but not replace them.”
Faith News
Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes.