Pope Francis: “Let us remember that the church always has difficulties, always is in crisis, because she’s alive. Living things go through crises. Only the dead don’t have crises”
The Vatican revealed its real estate portfolio for the first time—and it includes over 5,000 properties around the world
APSA’s budget summary, made public for the first time, offered a glimpse into the Vatican’s investments and real estate holdings, which often have been shrouded in mystery and subject to much speculation.
A Vatican prosecutor requested that Father Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexually abusing a younger student at the St. Pius X Pre-Seminary, be sentenced to six years in prison if convicted.
In the assessment released on June 9th, the European Watchdog committee states that the Vatican's efforts towards investigating potential crimes committed by senior officials needs improving.
The life and works of the famed Italian poet Dante Alighieri remain a lasting treasure that embodies the virtue of hope, Pope Francis said.
In the wake of the economic fallout due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy said it expects a multimillion-dollar deficit.
“2021 is a time that must not be wasted,” Pope Francis said during his annual meeting with diplomats accredited to the Holy See. “I am convinced that fraternity is the true cure for the pandemic and the many evils that have affected us.”
Pope Francis has approved changing the liturgical feast of St. Martha to include her sister and brother, Mary and Lazarus.