Vatican

Gerard O’Connell July 16, 2020
The handbook contain the most up-to-date norms and practices that bishops and superiors of religious orders should follow.
People visit Hagia Sophia in Istanbul June 30, 2020. (CNS photo/Murad Sezer, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell July 12, 2020
Pope Francis' brief words at the Sunday Angelus are the Vatican's first public response to the Turkish president's move to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.
The Vatican was committed to discussing solutions to "mass migration and refugee movements, with the goal of preserving human lives and dignity, alleviating suffering and advancing an authentic and integral development."
A Vatican task force considering the issues concerning the world today is urging an end to arms production in favor of tackling the problems of human health, peace and security.
Msgr. Georg Ratzinger and his brother, now-retired Pope Benedict XVI, are seen in 2006 praying at their parents' grave in Pentling, Germany. Msgr. Ratzinger died July 1 at the age of 96. (CNS photo/Wolfgang Radtke, KNA)
Gerard O’Connell July 02, 2020
In the letter, Francis reveals that Benedict was the first to inform him of the sad news.
A demonstrator holding a Palestinian flag stands amid Israeli border police during a protest against Israeli settlements and U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. The protest was in the Jordan Valley, part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Feb. 25, 2020. (CNS photo/Raneen Sawafta, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell July 01, 2020
The late-evening statement signaled the Vatican’s wish to let the whole world know that it fundamentally disagrees with any annexation.