Posts Tagged ‘Vatican’

Vatican makes statement on Emanuela Orlandi kidnapping Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Claims of a stolen Vatican document about the 1983 Emanuela Orlandi kidnapping are “false and ridiculous,” Vatican spokesman Greg Burke says. Orlandi was the daughter of a Vatican employee. She was 15 when she vanished from the street in 1983. Her fate has been the subject of much speculation. In the latest round of speculation Read more

Let’s talk sex youth tell Vatican Comments 1

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Young people helping the Vatican hierarchy prepare for next year’s Synod say the bishops should be open to hearing young people talk about sex, love and sexuality. The theme for the October 2018 conference is “Young people, faith, and vocational discernment”. To involve young people in planning and preparation for the conference, the Secretariat General of Read more

Vatican recalls child pornography diplomat from Washington Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Vatican is investigating a Holy See diplomat accused of accessing child pornography while stationed in Washington DC. Last month the United States government notified the Holy See of  “a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images” by a priest working as a diplomat in Washington. Despite the US State Department asking the Read more

Belgian religious hospitals defy pope on euthanasia Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Belgian Brothers of Charity will continue offering euthanasia to the mental health patients they care for, despite being ordered by the Vatican to stop by the end of August. Raf De Rycke, who is the head of the province’s board of directors, says the order’s leadership has not been able to resolve the dispute, which Read more

Vatican reform nears completion Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Major Vatican reform is almost finished says Secretary of the Pope’s international Council of Cardinals, Bishop Marcello Semeraro. Adding, the work is “nearly complete at the level of proposals made to the Pope. “I think that within a few months this revision will be more or less complete. “Then the Pope will have at his disposition Read more

Science, to become ‘intimate’ with God, by Brother Consolmagno, SJ Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

“Science is a wonderful way to experience an intimate sentiment with Creation and, by it, to become intimate with the Creator,” said the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno. In the pages of the Italian daily La Repubblica, he revealed that he venerates “the God of joy” through science. The American astronomer spoke about Read more

The pope’s runners debut at a marathon this month Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The pope’s runners will debut the Vatican colours on 17 September in an interreligious marathon. About 30 Vatican employees, both men and women, have created a track-team, the Athletica Vaticana or (as they call themselves) the pope’s runners. Read more Related Posts:Vatican’s first female-only association gets the nodPope Benedict the GreenPope Francis will definitely visit Read more

World looking to religious leaders for leadership Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

When Pope Francis and the Korean Council of Religious Leaders met in the Vatican on Saturday, he told them the world was looking for leadership from religious leaders. “…the world is looking to us; it asks us to work together and with all men and women of good will,” Francis said. The representatives came from Read more

Vatican and European Jewish leaders discuss mutual interests Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The President of the Conference of European Rabbis says the Jewish rabbinic leadership has several common causes with the Catholic Church and improved relations will help improve collaboration on those issues. Read more Related Posts:Catholic and Jewish exhibition at Vatican shows…Canada’s faith leaders seek help for faminesA million Syrian children’s call for peace…Anti-Semitism on rise Read more

ISIS video targets Pope, Vatican, Italy Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) video has been sent to the Vatican with a warning that Pope Francis and visitors to the Vatican could be targets of an ISIS terrorist attack. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin says he has seen two videos from ISIS over the past few days. One threatens Italy with a Read more