VATICAN CITY (RNS) Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived more than an hour late at the Vatican on Wednesday (June 10) to meet Pope Francis, with pressure mounting on the pontiff to take a hard line on Moscow’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.
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(RNS) Pope Francis has approved the first-ever system for judging, and possibly deposing, bishops who fail to protect children from abusive clerics, a major step in responding to Catholics who have been furious that guilty priests have been defrocked while bishops have largely escaped punishment.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has released an Arabic-language guidebook, the first of its kind, which aims to bring the culture of the Catholic Church to a new audience. Titled “The Vatican, its Significance and its Monuments,” the book hit bookstores around the Holy See late last month.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has decried the “filth” of online pornography and warned people against wasting time on their computers.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Friday met Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, while outside in St. Peter’s Square anti-abortion protesters drew attention to one of the most controversial topics up for discussion between the two leaders.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Pope Francis on Wednesday (June 10), with pressure on the pontiff to speak up about the Kremlin’s role in the Ukraine conflict.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The prisoners’ children will have a midday meeting with Francis and be given colored kites.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican spends almost 70 million euros, or $76 million, each year on its media services and employs 600 people.
The Vatican Secretary of State told Vatican Radio the resounding success of the vote for same sex marriage in Ireland was more than just “a defeat for Christian principles.”