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Will the Vatican ever pay Israel taxes due?

Ever since the creation of the State of Israel, the Catholic and other Christian churches have refused to pay taxes due to Israel and its municipalities on church-owned properties and income.

By DAVID S. LEVINE
09/10/2021

Napoleon, Hitler, Vatican: All collectors - opinion

We have all been collectors at one time or another, whether it was baseball cards, dolls, stamps, coins, art, etc. Napoleon, Hitler, and the Vatican were three of the most infamous collectors.

By DAVID S. LEVINE
18/09/2021

Pope responds to Israeli criticism over comments on Jewish law

For his part, the pope appeared to go out of his way in his last two public appearances to try to clear up what the Vatican considers a misunderstanding.

By REUTERS
06/09/2021

Pope Francis restricts Latin Mass that caused controversy with Jews

Francis said he was restricting use of the Latin Mass out of concern that those who favor it also reject Vatican II.

By BEN SALES/JTA
19/07/2021

Pope alert and in good condition after intestinal surgery, Vatican says

Pope Francis underwent surgery for symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon

By REUTERS
05/07/2021

Cardinal among 10 indicted by Vatican for financial crimes

Cardinal Angelo Becciu, formerly a senior official in the Vatican administration, as well as two top officials at the Vatican's Financial Intelligence Unit will go on trial on July 27.

By REUTERS
03/07/2021

Pope revises Church law, expands rules on sexual abuse

The revision, which has been in the works since 2009, involves all of section six of the Church's Code of Canon Law, a seven-book code of about 1,750 articles

By REUTERS
01/06/2021

Pope to hold crisis summit with Lebanon Christian heads

Lebanon's three main Christian denominations are Maronite Catholics, Eastern Orthodox and Melchite Catholics. There are a number of other smaller Protestant, Orthodox and Catholic denominations.

By REUTERS
30/05/2021

Pope, in Easter message, slams weapons spending in time of pandemic

This year has been the second consecutive Easter that all papal services are being attended by only about 200 people in a secondary altar of St. Peter's Basilica.

By REUTERS
04/04/2021

Vatican: Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions

Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director of the gay Catholics group New Ways Ministry said "it will not stop the Catholics in the pews, nor many Catholic leaders, who are eager for such blessings."

By REUTERS
15/03/2021
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