Category: Vatican

Human Bones Discovered at Vatican Nunciature in Italy

The Vatican press office confirmed news reports that human bones had been found during reconstruction work in a building connected to the Vatican Embassy to Italy. Italian media immediately surmised that the bones could...

McCarrick Case: Vatican Acknowledges Mistakes

Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct...

Open skies: Vatican Observatory’s Public Stargazing Tour

When people ask why the Vatican has an observatory, one Jesuit priest says it’s because it cannot afford a particle accelerator. The nerdy quip by the Vatican Observatory’s vice director, Jesuit Father Paul Mueller,...

How the Church Changed After World War I

World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover again the authentic meaning...

Vatican Official Hails Lay Leaders in the Church

Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, secretary of the Congregation of the Evangelisation of Peoples, leads Mass in Gaborone’s Christ the King cathedral on a pastoral visit to Botswana and Namibia. By Sr Phatsimo Ramokgwebana SC – A...

Stephen Hawking and the Vatican

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who said he did not believe in God, was still an esteemed member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and fostered a fruitful dialogue between science and faith.