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Vatican publishes list of synod participants, including papal nominees

VATICAN CITY -- To the list of members of the Synod of Bishops elected by national bishops' conferences, Pope Francis added cardinals from 14...

Dark to light: Buried under scaffolding, Holy Stairs set for resurrection

VATICAN CITY -- With large sheets of plain plywood blocking public access to the Holy Stairs, one woman lovingly touched a large color photograph...

Ex-Vatican diplomat Msgr. Capella found guilty of distributing child porn

VATICAN CITY -- A Vatican court found Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella, a former staff member at the Vatican nunciature in Washington, guilty of possessing...

Lesson for Vatican communications: Never alter an image

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest...

IOC invites Vatican to take part in Winter Olympics ceremonies

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- For the first time, the International Olympic Committee has invited a Vatican delegation not only to take part in...

Former head of Vatican hospital guilty of abuse of office

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A Vatican court found the former president of the Vatican-owned pediatric hospital guilty of abuse of office for using...

Vatican, former auditor give differing accounts of resignation

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The first person to serve as the Vatican's independent auditor said he was forced to resign after opponents of...

Vatican calls any nuclear threat against North Korea ‘deplorable’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Holy See ratified and signed the new U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the high-level...

Pope’s children’s hospital is fixing past problems, says cardinal overseer

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While there had been problems and complaints in the past, the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital was working resolve...

Reports say Callista Gingrich will be nominated as Vatican ambassador

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will be Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Holy...

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