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Pope Francis goes to Rome hospital for intestinal surgery

July 04, 2021 8:52 pm

The brief announcement from the Holy See's press office didn't say exactly when the surgery would be performed but said there would be an announcement when the surgery is complete.

Why is Kim Kardashian being panned for her Vatican outfit?

July 02, 2021 8:36 pm

In pictures shared on social media, the entrepreneur wrote that she had "adhered to the dress code" and was "fully covered up while inside St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel"

Vatican issues a street art stamp, ends up getting sued

May 25, 2021 1:59 pm

The Vatican is home to some of the greatest artworks ever made, and it vigorously protects its right to reproduce them by enforcing its copyright over everything from the Sistine Chapel to Michelangelo’s Pieta.

Vatican is said to be hacked from China before talks with Beijing

July 29, 2020 10:17 am

The Vatican and Beijing are expected to start talks in September over control of the appointment of bishops and the status of houses of worship.

Pope hails priests, health workers as 'the saints next door'

April 10, 2020 10:46 am

The pope began his off-the-cuff homily by honouring the memory of priests who gave their lives in service to others, singling out those who died after tending to sick people in Italy's hospitals.

Chinese, Vatican foreign ministers hold first meeting

February 15, 2020 2:29 pm

The People's Republic of China broke relations with the Vatican in 1951. The Vatican is the only European diplomatic ally of self-ruled Taiwan, which is viewed by China as a breakaway province awaiting reunification.

Freed from elevator, pope names new cardinals from Muslim, developing countries

September 02, 2019 10:36 am

After being trapped in an elevator due to a power outage, Pope Francis made it to his weekly Angelus prayers. There, he announced 13 new cardinals from the periphery of the church, some of whom have worked with refugees.

Pope Francis stuck in elevator for 25 minutes in Vatican, freed by fire brigade

September 01, 2019 4:51 pm

Pope Francis explained that there had been a electrical power problem in the Vatican and that he had been stuck in the elevator until freed by Vatican fire officers. "A round of applause for the fire brigade," he told the crowd.

Search for missing Italian teenager leads to empty tombs

July 12, 2019 3:58 pm

It was yet another strange turn for a family that has suffered false leads, red herrings and intense media attention since the girl, Emanuela Orlandi, disappeared at age 15 on June 22, 1983.

Ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell's child sex offence conviction should stand: Prosecutor

June 06, 2019 11:19 am

George Pell, the highest-ranking Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of child sex offences, is mainly appealing on the grounds that the verdicts were unreasonable.