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Pontiff underwent intestinal surgery in Rome hospital last night. Pope Francis is “in good condition, alert and breathing on his own,” according to the Vatican, a day after the 84-year-old pontiff underwent surgery at R...
Pontiff hospitalised for first time since his election in 2013. Pope Francis has "responded well" to colon surgery at Gemelli hospital in Rome, according to a statement released by the Vatican just before midnight last...
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Rome marks Festa di SS. Pietro e Paolo on 29 June.   Rome celebrates its patron saints, Peter and Paul, with a public holiday in the Italian capital on Tuesday 29 June, with many Romans taking Monday off to make a four-...
Faithful can begin attending papal audience in person from 12 May. Pope Francis will resume his weekly in-person audience with the faithful, beginning on Wednesday 12 May, the Vatican press office has announced. The...
Vatican changes schedule of 2021 Holy Week ceremonies due to Italy's covid-19 restrictions. The Holy Week and Easter ceremonies presided over by Pope Francis have been changed in line with covid-19 restrictions, for the...
God "cannot bless sin" said Vatican's doctrinal office. The Vatican has ruled that the Catholic Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions, saying that God "does not and cannot bless sin." The ruling, is...
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is near Porta di Roma. Europe's largest Mormon temple can be found in the north-east fringe of Rome, just inside the city's ring road, where it opened in early 2019 following...
Pope Francis sends best wishes to Vatican Radio staff on milestone anniversary. Vatican Radio celebrates its 90th anniversary today, 12 February, with Pope Francis encouraging its staff to continue the mission of carryi...
Baptisms will take place in babies' home parishes instead of Vatican. Pope Francis will not carry out the traditional baptism of babies on Sunday 10 January due to concerns over covid-19, the Vatican has announced. T...
Vatican Secretary of State to celebrate New Year's Day Mass instead of Pope Francis. Pope Francis will not preside over the Vatican's New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrations due to "painful sciatica," the Vatican...
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Pope will not read Urbi et Orbi message from the balcony of St Peter's this year. Pope Francis will deliver his traditional Christmas message indoors this year instead of from the outdoor central balcony of St Peter’s B...
Pope Francis turns 84 today.  Born in Buenos Aires on 17 December 1936, the son of Italian emigrants, Jorge Mario Bergoglio celebrates his birthday at the Vatican by going about his ordinary life.  His advanced age...
The blood of Naples' patron saint has failed to liquefy, causing unease among some superstitious Neapolitans who see it as a bad omen.The blood of S. Gennaro, the patron of Naples, failed to liquefy on 16 December in a r...
Nativity scene in St Peter's Square sparks widespread criticism.The Vatican's unconventional Nativity scene in St Peter's Square has provoked a wave of criticism in the press and has been ridiculed widely on social media...
Vatican to hold 'Midnight Mass' at 19.30 on Christmas Eve. Pope Francis will celebrate the traditional Christmas Eve Mass two hours earlier than normal to keep in line with Italy's covid-19 curfew, announced the Vatican...
Christmas magic comes to Piazza S. Pietro. The Vatican will light up its 2020 Christmas tree and inaugurate its Nativity scene in St Peter's Square at 16.30 on Friday 11 December, reports Vatican News. The monumental...
Vatican had announced that pontiff would not be making traditional pilgrimage to avoid covid-19 contagion among crowds. Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the statue of the Immaculate Conception near the Spanish Step...
Annual religious procession was cancelled due to covid-19. When covid-19 caused the cancellation of an annual procession to venerate Saint Barbara, the patron of the central Italian town of Rieti, disappointed residents...
100 Presepi moves to colonnade of Piazza S. Pietro. The 2020 edition of 100 Presepi, Rome's international Nativity crib exhibition, will be held under the colonnade of St Peter's Square, from 13 December until 10 Januar...
Pontiff will not make annual pilgrimage on 8 December this year, breaking a tradition dating back to 1953. Pope Francis has cancelled his annual pilgrimage into the centre of Rome for the feast of the Immaculate Concept...
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