ROME (RNS) Some 735,000 people attended Vatican events during each of the nine months of Pope Francis’ papacy, according to information released Thursday by the Holy See. It’s the highest average recorded in recent years.
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ROME (RNS) The Advocate’s recognition of the pontiff is significant because an LGBT publication is such an unlikely place to find homage to a pope.
ROME (RNS) As part of Pope Francis’ pastoral reforms, all 44 members of the Roman curia, or governing body, must take turns hearing confession at a church near the Vatican.
ROME (RNS) Paul VI was a pivotal pope for the Roman Catholic Church, even as he is sometimes overshadowed by the more charismatic papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II.
ROME (RNS) “It’s about marketing,” said Piero Pazzi, the photographer behind the annual calendar featuring attractive priests of Italy. “It’s a souvenir, not a statement of any kind.”
ROME (RNS) Francis is the third pope to be honored by Time since the magazine began selecting Person of the Year in 1927, following Pope John XXIII in 1962 and Pope John Paul II in 1994.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The “Metamorphosis of Space” exhibit featuring the works of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava marks the first time the Vatican has organized a show on a living architect.
ROME (RNS) Pope Paul VI declared that the relics believed to belong to St. Peter were “identified in a way that we can consider convincing” — the closest thing to a statement of authenticity the bones ever received from the Vatican.