Missing teen mystery deepens as Vatican dig reveals empty graves

World Jul 12, 2019

Missing teen mystery deepens as Vatican dig reveals empty graves

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Italian teenager 36 years ago deepened Thursday after two graves at the Vatican thought to possibly hold her remains were discovered to be empty. Not only was Emanuela Orlandi's body not found, the tombs did not even hold ...

Putin meets pope and Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

World Jul 5, 2019

Putin meets pope and Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis for "substantive talks" at the Vatican Thursday, and thanked the pontiff for discussions on a range of topics, including Ukraine and the Catholic Church in Russia. Francis received Putin in an hour-long audience at the Vatican Apostolic ...

World Jul 3, 2019

Tombs to be opened in Vatican City in 1983 missing teen case

In a new twist to one of Italy's most persistent mysteries, a pair of tombs in a tiny cemetery in Vatican City will be opened next week to determine if they contained the remains of a 15-year-old girl who vanished in Rome in 1983. Relatives ...

Brazil indigenous chief Raoni meets pope as Amazon threat rises

World / Social Issues May 28, 2019

Brazil indigenous chief Raoni meets pope as Amazon threat rises

Pope Francis on Monday met Brazil's legendary indigenous chief Raoni, who is on a European tour to highlight increasingly acute threats to the Amazon since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took power. The elderly Kayapo chief, internationally recognizable through his traditional lip plate and feather headdress, ...