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The Summer Estate Too Lavish For The Pope Is Now Open For Tourists

Pope Francis may be too humble to spend time at the lavish palace of Castel Gandolfo, but we aren’t. The Vatican announced on Friday that the papal 135-acre estate will now be open to the public for visits. Popes throughout the decades...Show More Summary

Open House: Vatican opens papal summer apartment to public

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Now this is an open house: The Vatican on Friday opened the private apartments at the papal summer retreat to the public, giving visitors a rare look at the bed where Popes Pius XII and Paul VI died and where John Paul II recovered from an assassination attempt in 1981.

Exclusive: Vatican and China in final push for elusive deal on bishops

ROME/HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Representatives from the Vatican and China are expected to meet before the end of the month in Rome in an effort to finalize a deal on the ordination of bishops on the mainland, a move aimed at ending a longstanding dispute, according to Catholic Church sources familiar with the negotiations.

Rome ‘decorum cops’ remove mural showing Pope Francis as graffiti artist

4 days agoReligion : FaithWorld

A larger-than-life mural showing Pope Francis as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on a wall near the Vatican was taken down by Rome's "decorum cops" on Wednesday just hours after it went up.

Pop art pope wins graffiti game of peace

VATICAN CITY — In a clandestine graffiti game of Tic-Tac-Toe, an artistic rendition of Pope Francis turns the O’s into peace signs and makes the win while a Swiss Guard acts as the lookout. Mauro Pallotta, who signs his work, “Maupal,” pasted his latest creation to a corner store wall near the Vatican today in […]

Only the Vatican Has More Christian Relics Than Pittsburgh

Troy Hill, population 3,000, is situated on a small plateau overlooking Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It’s a historically German, but quintessentially Pittsburghian, neighborhood characterized by cozy row houses, gritty neighborhood bars, cool new restaurants, and lovingly decorated front porches bedecked with Steelers flags and flower baskets. Show More Summary

Vatican Opens Castle Gandolfo To Visitors

6 days agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

In yet another break from tradition, Pope Francis has declined to use the Vatican's summer palace. Instead, the grounds will be open to visitors...

Foodie Pope Would Not Approve of a Vatican City McDonald's

The chain wants to sling Big Macs near the religious center McDonald’s has a knack for polluting beautiful historic sites with its greasy fries and special sauce. Last year, the chain caused outrage when it opened inside an historic Hangzhou villa. Show More Summary

Wikileaks Email Implies The Vatican Has Proof Of Alien Life

The fallout from the recent Wikileaks email releases continue to add to the mounting evidence that world governments and leaders are hiding knowledge of alien life from the general public. Among the emails released over the last few weeks is one which suggests that the Vatican has been...

Pope opens private summer apartments to tourists

Who needs a summer palace? Not Pope Francis, who has renounced the delights of Castel Gandolfo outside Rome and opened his private apartments to tourists, the Vatican said Friday. The Argentine has refused the traditional trappings of...Show More Summary

Pope Francis Calls For An 'Immediate Ceasefire' In Syria

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his strongest appeal to date on the conflict in Syria, on Wednesday called for an “immediate ceasefire” to allow for the evacuation of civilians. The war in Syria has escalated since efforts to reach a ceasefire collapsed in September. Show More Summary

Pope calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Syria

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" in Syria to allow for the evacuation of civilians.

Leaked Emails Reveal Former Astronaut Wanted To Meet With Obama Official About Alien Life

What does the Vatican know about alien life? And is there a threat of a war in space? These are among the issues that a former astronaut wanted to discuss with John Podesta, who was a top adviser to President Barack Obama and now serves...Show More Summary

Pope Francis 'Saddened' 2 Lesbian Nuns Marry Believing Their Love Is 'Gift of God'

Vatican leader Pope Francis was saddened by news of two former Roman Catholic nuns who married each other, calling their love a "gift of God."

Mauro Icardi describes Diego Maradona’s ‘traitor’ comments as tasteless [Sky Italia]

Inter Milan forward, Mauro Icardi. By Jack Martorana Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 00:03 Maradona calls Icardi a traitor When giving a press conference over in Italy for ‘Match for Peace’, which is organised by the Vatican, Diego Maradona called Mauro Icardi a ‘traitor’. Maradona refused to talk about Icardi, stating that he does not speak about traitors, […]

Witnesses To Priest Murdered By ISIS Detail His Last Moments

In July, Fr. Jacques Hamel was murdered while celebrating Mass at his parish in Normandy, France. Pope Francis recently announced that the Vatican...

Pope says will make new group of cardinals next month

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 17 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, including 13 who are under 80 years old and thus eligible to enter a conclave that will one day choose his successor.

Vatican blames the Lebanese for failure to elect a president

The Vatican held the Lebanese of  all different religions and political affiliations responsible for the delay in electing a new president , al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday. The Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches,...Show More Summary

Female sports pioneers carry message to Vatican conference

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

One in four IOC members are women, but only three are on the 14-member IOC executive board.

Female sports pioneers carry message to Vatican conference

Female sports pioneers Val Ackerman and Kirsty Coventry spread their appeals for equality at first global conference on faith and sports at Vatican        

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