Category: Vatican

Vatican: No to Killer Robots

Fully automated and autonomous lethal weapons systems must be banned now before they become a reality in tomorrow’s wars, a Vatican representative said. The development of robotic weapons or “killer robots” will provide “the...

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...