Vatican

July 20, 2019
July 20, 2019

Vatican opens ossuaries in search for missing bodies

Forensic experts extract bones from two ossuaries within the walls of the Vatican as part of an investigation aimed at resolving the case of a girl who vanished in 1983.

June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018

Ex Vatican diplomat found guilty of possessing child pornography

A Vatican court sentences a Catholic priest to five years in jail for possessing child pornography while he was based in the United States as a diplomat.

July 2, 2017
July 2, 2017

Pope dismisses doctrine chief in chaotic week for Vatican

Pope Francis has dismissed the church's chief of doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller -- one of the most powerful cardinals at the Vatican -- and appointed a Spanish archbishop to the role, the Vatican said Saturday.

June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017

Pope aide Pell charged with multiple child sex abuse

Cardinal George Pell, one of the most powerful figures in the Vatican and Australia's most senior Catholic, is charged with historical child sex offences, which he "strenuously denied".

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

Five on trial over Vatican leaks

Five people are set to go on trial in the Vatican accused of leaking and publishing secret documents revealing mismanagement in the Holy See.

September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

'Spectre' spends millions on blowing up cars

Director Sam Mendes says the team behind "Spectre" had destroyed 24-million pounds-worth of Aston Martin DB10 sports cars for the forthcoming movie.

June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015

Pope to urge swift action on global warming

Pope Francis will call for swift action to protect the Earth and fight global warming, according to a leaked draft of the pontiff's encyclical.

April 24, 2015
April 24, 2015

Vatican link in 'al-Qaeda' arrests

Suspected extremists being investigated in Italy over links to al-Qaeda may have been planning an attack on the Vatican in 2010, prosecutors say.

March 15, 2015
March 15, 2015

Vatican backs using force against IS

Vatican says force may be necessary to stop attacks on Christians and other Middle East minorities by Islamic State (IS) if no political solution is found.