The Vatican has governance norms when a pope resigns or dies, but none of those regulations apply to a sick, unconscious or hospitalized pope.
At least $17 million has been transferred from the Vatican's U.S.-based missionary fundraising coffers into an impact investing vehicle run by a priest, the former head of the U.S. organization.
The Vatican on Monday urged the Catholic faithful, and especially bishops, to be “reflective, not reactive” on social media, issuing guidelines to try to tame the toxicity on Catholic Twitter.
In his first interview since the report was released Tuesday, Cardinal Cupich expressed surprise that the 125 new cases involved some priests he had never heard of.
Pope Francis joined Giorgia Meloni in encouraging young Italians to have more children, saying, “Let us not resign ourselves to sterile dullness and pessimism.”
The Vatican’s main charitable organization, Caritas Internationalis, is hoping to open a new chapter this week, but the recently ousted head is fighting back, claiming the Vatican engaged in a “brutal power grab” fueled by a “colonialist” attitude.
“I’m available to do anything,” Pope Francis said. “There’s a mission that’s not public that’s underway; when it’s public I’ll talk about it.”
Vatican formally denounces 15th-century ‘Doctrine of Discovery,’ used to justify colonizing Indigenous peoples
A Vatican statement said the 15th-century papal bulls, or decrees, “did not adequately reflect the equal dignity and rights of indigenous peoples” and have never been considered expressions of the Catholic faith.
The number of women working in the Vatican has increased during Pope Francis' 10 years as pope, though women still face resistance from certain members of the church.