Mother Teresa is put on track for sainthood

Dec 18, 2015

Mother Teresa is put on track for sainthood

Pope Francis has recognized a second medical miracle attributed to the late Mother Teresa, clearing the path for the beloved nun to be elevated to sainthood next year, Catholic newspaper Avvenire reported Thursday. Mother Teresa, celebrated for her work with the poor in Kolkata, ...

Dec 15, 2015

Vatican praised for efforts to combat money-laundering

Vatican prosecutors have launched 13 new investigations into suspected money-laundering this year, and currently have frozen some €11 million ($12.1 million) as part of beefed-up measures to prevent illicit activity at the Vatican’s scandal-marred bank, according to a report released Tuesday. The Council of ...

Dec 6, 2015

Pursuing transparency, Vatican orders external audit of assets

The Vatican said Saturday it had ordered the first external audit of its assets as part of a drive by Pope Francis to bring transparency to its finances where millions of euros have gone unrecorded without any central oversight. Papal spokesman Federico Lombardi said ...

'Brotherhood of crime' to stand trial for Vatican leaks

Nov 22, 2015

'Brotherhood of crime' to stand trial for Vatican leaks

The Vatican said Saturday it has charged five people over a damning leaks scandal at the heart of the Catholic Church, accusing the alleged ringleaders of forming a “brotherhood of crime.” Magistrates on Friday “notified the accused and their lawyers of the charges filed ...

Vatican internal intrigue revealed in alleged wiretaps of pope

Nov 4, 2015

Vatican internal intrigue revealed in alleged wiretaps of pope

Wiretaps of the pope’s private conversations allegedly recorded by a racy social climber and a Spanish prelate are rocking the Catholic Church after confidential information including claims of theft and debauchery was passed to investigative journalists. Two books by the investigative journalists set to ...