Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. She is pictured as her husband speaks at Peachtree Academy in Covington, Georgia, in this Feb. 29, 2012, file photo. (CNS photo/Erik S. Lesser, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 16, 2017
23 senators voted against Ms. Gingrich’s confirmation, a departure from previous nominations that faced little opposition.
Giuseppe Profiti, second from right, former president of Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, and Massimo Spina, right, former treasurer of the hospital, are pictured during their sentencing at the Vatican court Oct. 14. Profiti was found guilty of illicit appropriation and use of funds belonging to the Bambino Gesu Foundation. He was given a suspended sentence of one year in jail and a 5,000 Euro fine. Spina was absolved of the charges. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) 
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It's not the first time Profiti faced charges of financial crimes.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 14, 2017
The Vincentians, founded by St. Vincent de Paul, traveled to Rome to celebrate their 400th anniversary with Pope Francis.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 12, 2017
The Vincentian family was founded 400 years ago.
A woman holds a child during an immigration rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington Sept. 26. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
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“The migrant family is a crucial component of our globalized world,” said Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Vatican observer to U.N. agencies in Geneva.
Cardinal George Pell meets the media, at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
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SYDNEY (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic official to face sex offense charges, was jeered by protesters as he made a court appearance in his native Australia on Friday in a case that has rocked the Vatican and placed scrutiny on the pope's stance against abusive clergy.