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Vatican to U.N.: No sustainable development without ‘absolute respect for life’ in ‘all its stages’

For any development to be truly 'sustainable,' it must be founded on an 'authentic and absolute' respect for life.

Vatican Makes It Harder to Be Canonized as a Saint for Alleged Miracles in New Rules

Pope Francis has announced new regulations surrounding the Roman Catholic practice of declaring saints, most often due to miraculous healings that cannot be explained by science, by revealing that such miracles will need to be affirmed by two-thirds of medical panel experts.

Pope meets Congo’s Kabila, but Vatican displeasure evident

16 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis has met with Congolese President Joseph Kabila, with the Vatican insisting that Congo’s government use respectful dialogue to end violent clashes with opposition forces over delayed elections.

Pope offers comfort to friends and relatives of Nice attack victims

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday sought to comfort relatives and close friends of the more than 80 victims of the attack in Nice in July, who were run down by a man driving a truck as they celebrated France's national day.

Pope receives relatives of Nice attack victims at Vatican

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis met one by one with relatives of the victims of this summer’s truck attack in Nice, France, at the Vatican Saturday, encouraging them to resist what he called the great temptation to “respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence.”

Pope Francis says journalism can be a 'weapon of destruction'

"You can kill a person with your tongue," Pope Francis said. That's just one of the powerful things Pope Francis said to a group of journalists in Vatican City on Thursday. During his speech to members of the Italian Council of the Order of Journalists, the pope compared stories based on rumors to terrorism. Show More Summary

Vatican makes new rules for miracles for sainthood

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The Vatican issued new rules for the process to determine if healings qualify as miracles for sainthood.        

Vatican endorses 40 Days For Life in lead-up to massive UNITED campaign

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, sent an unsolicited letter of support to the pro-life group.

Vatican makes new rules for miracles in saint-making

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Vatican has issued new rules for the process to determine if healings qualify as miracles for sainthood, including safeguards against possible financial abuses.

Pope: Irresponsible Journalism Is A Form Of 'Terrorism'

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Journalism based on gossip or rumors is a form of “terrorism” and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively, Pope Francis said on Thursday. Francis, who made...Show More Summary

U.S. bishop makes ‘erotic’ sex-ed mandatory, cites Vatican sex-ed to parents wanting opt-out

Nashville Bishop David Choby told parents in a letter that children must meet the sex-ed 'requirements' while attending Father Ryan High School.

Pope Francis Insists Welcoming Refugees 'Is Our Greatest Security Against Terrorism'

Vatican leader Pope Francis told hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools that welcoming refugees and helping them settle into society is the "greatest security" people have against terrorism.

Guam's Catholic Church in crisis over child sex claims

A Vatican administrator has urged Rome to remove the head of the Catholic Church in Guam over child sex allegations, warning the scandal could bankrupt the church in the deeply religious Pacific territory. Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai...Show More Summary

Former Vatican exorcist dies

The former exorcist of the Vatican and the Diocese of Rome, Gabriele Amorth, has died aged 91, Italian media on Sunday quoted his entourage as saying. Amorth, who had been suffering from pulmonary problems, entered the priesthood inShow More Summary

Pope makes surprise visit to Rome hospitals

Pope Francis made surprise visits to two Rome hospitals on Friday, the Vatican said, continuing his monthly series of unannounced trips. "Days after canonising Mother Teresa a ""who gave great service in favour of life," the Argentinian pontiff wanted to visit "two very symbolic buildings." the Vatican statement said. Show More Summary

Conference: Our Common Home

I was blessed to be invited to a conference at the Vatican on Laudato Si, the Papal Encyclical on creation care. Called Our Common Home, I presented a reflection on Laudato Si using the teachings of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (AS). The conference ended with an audience with the Pope. Audience...

Priest Murdered by ISIS Already on Path to Sainthood

An 85-year-old French priest murdered in his own church by Islamic militants in July is already being prepped for sainthood, Reuters reports. Speaking during a Mass Wednesday at the Vatican, Pope Francis called Jacques Hamel a "good, humble man" and a martyr. "He gave his life for us so as...

Now you really can do Rome in a day thanks to new queue-skipping tickets to landmarks like Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum

It's now possible to book a full day's tour of Rome, featuring some of the city's top attractions like the Colosseum, through a new service that let's you skip the queues as well.

Pope to honour slain French priest with Vatican mass

Pope Francis will celebrate mass on Wednesday in honour of Jacques Hamel, the French priest who died in July after having his throat slit by Islamist militants.

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