Pope Francis was merely praying in a video that allegedly shows him performing an exorcism on a Mexican pilgrim, the Vatican says. In the video—broadcast on a TV station owned by the Italian Bishops' Conference—the man convulses and then goes limp after the stern-faced pontiff places his hands...
Here’s a scaly humanoid from the same bestiary in the Vatican Library (and clearly not intended to be a merman as its hands are not webbed and it has normal legs instead of a fish-tail). A severe case of ichthyosis, perhaps, as exhibited by certain supposed ’fish boys’ displayed at various travelling sideshows and carnivals of the past?
Here's a curious illustration from a medieval bestiary in the Vatican Library. I've seen attempts on various websites to identify it as a sea-lion, though its trunk is surely more suggestive of an elephant seal - but what about its hoofed forelimbs?? Weird.
Pope Francis may have performed an exorcism on this man on Saturday—but the Vatican insists that if he did it was by accident.
By Dan Merica, CNN (CNN) – A Vatican spokesman on Tuesday refuted claims that Pope Francis performed an exorcism on a man in St. Peter’s Square after Mass on Sunday. But he did not altogether deny the encounter. “The Holy Father had no intention to perform any exorcism,” the Rev. Federico Lombardi said in a statement. […]
The Vatican Museums held a day-long seminar on Tuesday on Michelangelo's Pieta, the attack on it in 1972 and what subsequently became one of the most delicate and controversial art restorations in history.
A crazed man dealt 12 hammer blows to the famous sculpture.
Did Pope Francis perform an exorcism? The Vatican says he did not intend to do one... Plus: The Way of St. James, a 1,200-year old pilgrimage Full story: Religion News Briefs, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Having closely monitored the development of Saint Death's burgeoning cult on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, I had expected a condemnation by the Vatican, although I am somewhat surprised that it came before any such statement made by U.S. bishops.
So the Vatican has given Cardinal Keith O'Brien his marching orders to leave Scotland without investigating or reporting on the allegations of inapparopriate sexual conduct - which led to the Cardinal's resignation in the first place. Show More Summary
by Austin Ruse ROME, May 16, 2013 (C-FAM.org) - Pro-lifers held their breath the day the world received a new Pope. They did not question his pro-life credentials but wondered if he would speak forcefully. An old quote soon surfaced and concerns faded. “Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute…
The Vatican (CFAM/LifeNews) –Pro-lifers held their breath the day the world received a new Pope. They did not question his pro-life credentials but wondered if he would speak forcefully. An old quote soon surfaced and concerns faded. “Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you [...]
With the release of the Vatican’s artist list for the Venice Biennale, we finally know which artists are endorsed by God. Turns out, there’s only three.
Mark Neveldine is directing this thriller about a woman who becomes possessed by a demonic force more powerful than the Vatican can imagine. [...]
Le Vatican est un peu chez moi, il y a toujours une invention pour sauver ou damner les âmes. Le Purgatoire n'existe pas chez les autres. A rome, il faut mentir avec un peu de piment. Sinon, se repentir avec une autre sauce blanche. La vita nova c'est l'aroma nova. Show More Summary
Catholic leader urges world leaders to do more to help the poor as secretive Vatican Bank plans to boost transparency.
Lakeshore Entertainment has set a July start of production in Los Angeles on the story of a 27-year-old woman whose erratic behavior invites attention from the Vatican only for the exorcists to conclude that an ancient satanic force is at work. Screen Daily reports that rights have closed in Canada (eOne), Australia (eOne/Hopscotch), Germany (Universum),... Read More