VATICAN CITY (RNS) An overhaul of the Vatican’s legal system has been long awaited — the Vatican still uses an 1889 Italian criminal code that was adopted after the creation of the Vatican State in 1929.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) According to the “List of Issues” submitted by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Vatican will have to explain the measures it has put in place to “ensure that no member of the clergy currently accused of sexual abuse be allowed to remain in contact with children.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican must adopt “effective” cost reduction measures in the wake of the global economic crisis, Pope Benedict XVI’s No. 2 official warned on Tuesday (Dec. 18). By Alessandro Speciale
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI's former butler started serving his jail sentence in the Vatican after being convicted in the Vatileaks affair. By Alessandro Speciale.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope's former butler goes to trial on Saturday, an unprecedented test for the legal system of the world's smallest state — and a chance to restore the Vatican's credibility. By Alessandro Speciale.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) A federal judge on Monday (Aug. 20) dismissed the Vatican from a lawsuit filed by a former Portland teenager who says he was sexually abused by a pedophile priest, ruling that the accused priest did not work directly for the Holy See. By Aimee Green.
(RNS) Likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney unveiled his Catholic outreach team today – with some prominent names on the list.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican posted its highest loss in more than a decade last year, blaming mostly the “negative trend of global financial markets.” But the Vatican City State, which is run by a different administration, reported a sizable profit, thanks to the record numbers of the Vatican Museums. By Alessandro Speciale.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The president of the Vatican Bank was forced to resign Thursday after a months-long dispute over implementing new financial transparency rules to bring the Vatican in line with other institutions. By Alessandro Speciale.