Who can take Holy Communion? If people were honest, almost nobody you know.
As ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, conquer huge swathes of land in Iraq and Syria, the risk of a terror attack on mainland Europe becomes more and more of a worry within the security and intelligence communities. Various media...Show More Summary
popeSecurity in the Vatican has been increased after intelligence agencies reportedly intercepted an unspecified threat against Pope Francis, on the eve of his visit to Muslim-majority Albania. The number of uniformed and plain clothes...Show More Summary
Pope Francis made a very important progressive pick, one that may impact how the Vatican treats LGBT followers in the future. read more
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago. Cupich, 65, who is seen as aShow More Summary
A Vatican press release confirmed a meeting between Pope Francis and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan Friday morning, during which they paid “special attention” to the plight of “Christian communities and other religious minoritiesShow More Summary
It's a bad day when someone knocks on your door and says, "Papa Francesco wants to see you. And bring your playbook." A report from Vatican observer Sandro Magister appears to have broken open a rumor that's been bouncing among Catholic insiders for...
"I am not the target, the target is another."
"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome ROME -- Who's awake when Francis rises? Unlike New York, Rome is a city that does sleep. Show More Summary
Here is a picture of Cardinal Raymond Burke, whose grand title of Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura is matched only by the magnificence of his ecclesiastical dress. He is famous… Continue reading The post Fear and loathing in the Vatican appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Pope Francis will still travel to Albania this weekend despite warnings from Iraq's ambassador to the Vatican that there are clear assassination threats coming from Islamic State militants.
Who, you ask? You know, Platina! The guy who wrote what is considered the first cookbook...? Oh come on, you don't know who Platina was? The Italian Renaissance humanist writer and gastronomist? Really? Where've you been? Well, neither...Show More Summary
Pope Francis may be about to removed homophobe Cardinal Raymond Burke from his position as head of the Vatican’s “Supreme Court,” relegating him to a largely ceremonial role as head of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Days before the upcoming Vatican summit on marriage, a group of five cardinals have released a book reaffirming traditional Catholic teaching on marriage and divorce. Speculation concerning possible changes in Catholic teaching and practice...Show More Summary
The church reforms promised by Pope Francis continue their inexorable march forward, and now the Vatican will begin revamping its public relations operations. In a briefing on September 17, Father Federico Lombardi, head of the Vatican...Show More Summary
The cocaine found in a car with Vatican diplomatic plates by French cops is valued, they say, at more than $800,000. The four kilos of cocaine was found in the car at a checkpoint. The car is assigned to a 91-year-old cardinal who is the former Vatican librarian. But he was not one of the […]
“Games have rules,” they, or more likely, the curmudgeon trying to ruin the game being played with a lax appreciation for rules would say. I’m thinking of the hypothetical recess monitor who righteously tries to explain how the rules...Show More Summary
Iraq’s envoy to the Vatican, Habeeb Al Sadr, believes there are “credible" and alarming "reports" that ISIS is hell-bent on assassinating Pope...
The leader of the Greek main opposition party SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, will travel tomorrow to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. The meeting, requested by Tsipras, is scheduled to take place in the Pope’s office at 10:00 am. Talking...Show More Summary
Two Italian nationals were arrested when a diplomatic car with Vatican plates which was registered to 91-year-old Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Melia was found to be hauling nine pounds of cocaine, an estimated street value of approximately $650,000 dollars. Show More Summary