Vatican

Former Pope Benedict Recovering From 'Painful' Condition

(CNN) - The former pope has had some health issues recently. Exactly what those are though; isn't clear. The Vatican would only say former Pope Benedict the 16th is recovering from what they're calling a painful condition,  but they…

Pope Issues New Spending Regulations

(CNN) - Pope Francis has issued new regulations for Vatican spending. The move is an attempt to boost transparency following a financial scandal last October involving a secret $200 million London property purchase. The new regulations are also aimed…

Vatican Closes St. Peters Square To Tourists

(CNN) - The Vatican has closed Saint Peter's Square and Basilica over concerns about the coronavirus. The Vatican press office press said in a statement that the Vatican is coordinating with Italian authorities to combat the spread of the…

Pope Lifts Secrecy Rules For Sex Abuse Cases

(CNN) - Pope Francis issued a declaration to lift Vatican secrecy rules for sex abuse cases. The Vatican made the announcement Tuesday on the Pope Francis' 83rd birthday. The move will allow the Catholic church to provide documents related…

Pope Francis: New Guidelines On Sex Abuse

(CNN)- On Friday, the Vatican published new laws and guidelines against the sexual abuse of minors for employees and residents in the Vatican city state. The laws were signed personally by Pope Francis. In 2013, Pope Francis updated the…

NYT: Vatican Admits Secret Rules For Priests Who Have Kids

(CNN) - A report in the New York Times says the Vatican maintains secret guidelines for priests who father children despite their vows of celibacy. Vincent Doyle, a man whose father was a catholic priest, told the times that…

Vatican Remove Remarks About Psychiatry, Gay Children

(CNN) - The Vatican has removed a section from the transcript of Pope Francis' Sunday remarks on the topic of gay children. The pontiff was asked what he would say to a father who's child is gay. The Pope…