Vatican prosecutors seize data from St. Peter's Basilica

World / Crime & Legal Jun 30, 2020

Vatican prosecutors seize data from St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See. The Vatican said Tuesday that Pope Francis also named a special commissioner to run the ...

Pope names first woman to senior Vatican diplomatic post

World / Politics Jan 16, 2020

Pope names first woman to senior Vatican diplomatic post

Pope Francis on Wednesday named the first woman to hold a high-ranking post in the Secretariat of State, the male-dominated Vatican's diplomatic and administrative nerve center. Italian lay woman Francesca Di Giovanni, 66, will assume a newly created post in a division known as the ...

'Don't bite!' quips pope as he kisses nun

World Jan 9, 2020

'Don't bite!' quips pope as he kisses nun

Pope Francis warned a nun not to bite him Wednesday in a joking reference to his run-in with an overly zealous pilgrim last week that saw him slap the woman's hand. "I'll give you a kiss, but you must stay calm. Don't bite!" he told ...

Pope brings Christmas message of 'unconditional love'

World Dec 25, 2019

Pope brings Christmas message of 'unconditional love'

Pope Francis ushered in Christmas on Wednesday for the world's 1.3 billion Catholics with a message of unconditional love, saying "God continues to love us all, even the worst of us." "You may have mistaken ideas, you may have made a complete mess of things, ...

Pope Francis meets with victims of Japan's 3/11 disasters

National Nov 25, 2019

Pope Francis meets with victims of Japan's 3/11 disasters

Pope Francis on Monday met with victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, a day after railing against the destructive power of nuclear weapons in the atomic bomb-hit cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The gathering in Tokyo was set because ...