Vatican meeting with pope 'a great honour', Obama saysIdeological differences over abortion and birth control were among the topics raised as US President Barack Obama met Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday, al...
VATICAN - DRUGS
Cocaine-filled condoms found in package sent to VaticanGerman customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, the weekly 'Bild am Sonntag' reported on Sunday.
Paedophile priests: Is the Vatican doing enough?Today we look at what exactly the Catholic Church is really doing to tackle the problem of paedophile priests. While the UN has strongly criticised the Vatican for being more conce...
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Who drinks the most wine?Live from the newsroom, Florence Villeminot provides an exhaustive overview of world's newspaper headlines.
Pope Francis appoints his first 19 new cardinalsPope Francis appointed 19 prelates to the rank of cardinal on Saturday, with nine of the new appointees coming from South America, Africa and Asia. Former pope Benedict XVI, who re...
Vatican Bank: Cleaning house in a scandal-tainted institutionIn 2012, the Vatileaks affair shook the Vatican with revelations of nepotism and corruption. The following year, a high-ranking Vatican official was arrested while trying to smuggl...
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An uncensored look at the real SochiINTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 06/02/14: The Vatican has hit back after a scathing UN report about the Holy See’s handling of the clerical sex abuse scandal. Also, a race against ti...
UN - VATICAN
UN calls on Vatican to turn sex abuse suspects over to policeA UN rights committee on Wednesday called on the Vatican to turn over any clergy or lay employees suspected of abusing children over to the police to face possible prosecution.
François meets Francis for frank discussions at the VaticanA cool and unsmiling Pope Francis hosted François Hollande for the French President's first visit to the Vatican on Friday; we take a look at coverage. Meanwhile, Valérie Trie...
UN slams Vatican over handling of child sex abuseThe Vatican came under harsh criticism from a United Nations committee in Geneva on Thursday over its handling of the sexual abuse of children by clergy members, in what was its fi...
Vatican to face UN grilling over child sex abuse claimsThe Vatican will be grilled for the first time Thursday at a UN hearing in Geneva over its alleged protection of paedophile priests and its implementation of a UN convention that r...
Pope calls for peace in Central Africa, South SudanPope Francis, delivering his first Christmas message as Pontiff to thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, on Wednesday called for dialogue to end the wars...