Category: Vatican

Survivor Quits Pontifical Abuse Commission

One of the founding members and the last remaining abuse survivor on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has quit over what she described as resistance coming from Vatican offices against implementing...

Pope welcomes Vietnamese president to Vatican

As the Vatican and Vietnam continue discussions aimed at establishing full diplomatic relations, Pope Francis welcomed President Tran Dai Quang to the Vatican. The pope and president spent 15 minutes speaking privately before the...

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Decorating the Vatican Christmas Tree

A 25-metre spruce tree will be the centrepiece of the Vatican’s Christmas holidays, the governing office of Vatican City said. The tree was harvested in the Lagorai forest near Scurelle in the northern Italian...

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The Vatican Gardens: Gruesome Past into Green Haven

Today’s lush and immaculately manicured Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines. The wild, unpopulated landscape on the fringes of early Rome slowly shifted as...