Catholic clerics are being kept under quarantine at the Vatican before being elevated to cardinals.
Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died aged 54.
China criticised Pope Francis over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group.
Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the US police killing of George Floyd and has blasted Covid-19 sceptics and the media that spread their conspiracies in a new book penned during the Vatican’s coronavirus lockdown.
The Vatican on Tuesday will release its long-awaited report into what it knew about ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual misconduct during his rise through the church hierarchy, setting up a remarkable moment in the Vatican’s long reckoning with clergy sexual abuse and cover-up.
Pope Francis has given the Vatican secretariat of state three months to transfer all of its financial holdings to another Vatican office following its bungled management of hundreds of millions of euros in donations and investments that are now the subject of a corruption investigation.
Pope Francis has named 13 new cardinals, including Washington DC Archbishop Wilton Gregory.
Pope Francis has named 13 new cardinals.
Questions swirled on Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.
Pope Francis has endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.
Pope Francis has permanently removed a Polish bishop who was kicked out of his diocese a few months ago pending a Vatican investigation into allegations he covered up cases of sexual abuse by his priests.
Travellers to Scotland from Italy, San Marino and the Vatican will soon have to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.
Pope Francis apologised to the faithful for not being able to greet them and shake their hands as Italy posted a record spike in coronavirus infections that is threatening to once again spiral out of control.
The Vatican’s swirling corruption investigation has taken a mysterious new twist with the arrest on an international warrant of a Sardinian woman said to be close to one of the Holy See’s most powerful cardinals before his downfall.
Pope Francis has met with Cardinal George Pell in the Apostolic Palace after the cardinal’s sex abuse conviction and acquittal in Australia.
Pope Francis has held his first public general audience after a pause of nearly six months due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Comedian Stephen K Amos was ready to confront Pope Francis over homosexuality before a “life-changing” conversation.
Computer hackers have descended on the Vatican to help tackle pressing problems particularly dear to Pope Francis, including how to better provide resources for migrants and encourage solidarity for the poor.