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Pope Francis approved document on 31 October. The Vatican's doctrine office has said that it is permissible, under certain circumstances, for transgender adults to be baptised as Catholics and to serve as godparents....
Basilica to host religious and cultural events until 9 November 2024. Rome's papal Archbasilica of St John Lateran, or San Giovanni in Laterano, will mark its 1,700th anniversary with a year of special events starting w...
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Pontiff to celebrate All Souls' Day Mass in Rome War Cemetery. Pope Francis will celebrate All Souls' Day Mass at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the Testaccio area of Rome on Thursday 2 November....
Skulls and bones of Capuchin friars on Via Veneto in Rome. The vaults and walls of the crypt in the Capuchin Church of S. Maria della Concezione on Rome's Via Veneto are decorated with the bones and skulls of some 3,700...
Eternal City prepares for millions of pilgrims in 2025. Rome has unveiled plans to pedestrianise Piazza Pia, near the Vatican, as part of a major €70 million project ahead of the Jubilee Year in 2025. A busy thorough...
Rome recreates a miracle snowfall every August. Rome celebrates La Madonna della Neve (Our Lady of the Snows) by recreating a miracle snowfall outside the Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore during the height of summer. Th...
Pontiff admitted to Gemelli hospital in Rome. Pope Francis was admitted to Rome's Gemelli hospital on Wednesday to undergo intestinal surgery and is expected to be hospitalised for several days, the Vatican said. The...
Vatican police fired shot at vehicle. A man was arrested on Thursday evening after he drove at high speed through one of the gates into Vatican City, forcing his way through two checkpoints and reaching a central courty...
New UK embassy building to reinforce relationship with Holy See. UK minister for Europe, Leo Docherty, on Thursday opened new offices of the British embassy to the Holy See, together with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagh...
Cardinal Parolin to make history by attending coronation. The Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, is to represent Pope Francis at the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in Westminster Ab...
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Pontiff plans to take part in Palm Sunday Mass, Vatican says. Pope Francis is set to be discharged from hospital on Saturday, the Vatican has confirmed, after the 86-year-old pontiff was hospitalised on Wednesday with a...
Vatican says pontiff "rested well during the night". Pope Francis' health is improving after he was admitted to Rome's Gemelli hospital with respiratory problems on Wednesday, the Vatican has confirmed. Vatican spoke...
Pontiff faces several days in hospital. Pope Francis has a respiratory infection and will need to spend "a few days" in hospital, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday evening. The pontiff was admitted to Rome's Gemelli...
Cardinals can no longer live rent-free in Vatican. Pope Francis has ended the practice of allowing cardinals and senior church officials to live rent-free in Vatican-owned properties, as part of new cost-saving measures...
Rome mayor presents Jubilee 2025 projects. Rome has unveiled dozens of major infrastructural projects to be carried out ahead of the Vatican's Jubilee Year 2025 when millions of pilgrims are set to arrive in the Italian...
Pell's 2018 conviction for child sex abuse was later overturned. Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s highest ranking Catholic prelate, died in Rome on Tuesday evening at the age of 81. Pell was the most senior Catholic...
Former pope's tomb is in crypt of St Peter's. The tomb of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI can be visited in the Vatican crypt, beneath St Peter’s Basilica, from Sunday 8 January. The public can visit the former pope's tom...
Pope Francis on Saturday paid tribute to his "dearest" predecessor Benedict XVI, who died earlier in the day aged 95. Pope Francis paid homage Saturday to "noble" and "kind" ex-pope Benedict XVI, who has died at the a...
Pope Francis will preside over the funeral for former pope Benedict XVI, who has died at the age of 95, on January 5, the Vatican said Saturday. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dies in Vatican at 95 "On Thursday January...
Catholics and tourists visiting St Peter's Square on Saturday expressed sadness and admiration for former pope Benedict XVI, following news of his death aged 95. How to dress for the Vatican  "We are distraught.....
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