Vatican summons US, Israeli envoys over annexation moves

The Vatican appealed to Israelis and Palestinians to do everything possible to reopen the process of direct negotiations.

The SS and the Vatican

What role did Erich Priebke play? The Pope Pius XII Archives may tell us.

Priest Don Giuseppe Castelvecchio and Mayor of San Fiorano Mario Ghidelli wear masks as they wait ou
Public Masses in Italy to resume May 18, ending bitter Church-state rift

Catholics have been following Masses on television or on the internet as priests said them in empty churches.

Pope Francis takes part in the penitential procession on Ash Wednesday in Rome, Italy, February 26,
Pope cancels appearances in public to avoid crowds amid coronavirus

The participation of the faithful at the pope's morning Mass in his residence has been suspended until March 15.

Is the Vatican trying to distort how Pius XII behaved towards Jews?

A day after the opening of the archives about the controversial pope who served between 1939 and 1958, an archive official paints an apologetic picture and the chief rabbi of Rome denounces it.

The Vatican unseals secret archive on Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII

The Vatican unsealed its secret archive relating to the controversial Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII.

Pius XII attitude towards Jews will remain controversial, experts say

The Vatican will open its archives on the pontificate of Pius XII (1939-1958), a figure who repeatedly failed at taking a strong stance against Hitler.

Raphael's tapestries return to the walls of the Sistine Chapel

The first few tapestries were completed in December 1519, and brought to the chapel immediately thereafter. However, Raphael died in the months following and never got to see the complete collection.

Deaf Argentine victims of clergy sexual abuse protest at Vatican

The case in Argentina and a similar one at a school for the deaf in Italy have prompted outrage because of the vulnerability of the children and their difficulty in communicating about the crimes.

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