Hopes of finding the remains of a missing Vatican teenager in the tombs of two 19th-century German princesses have been dashed.
A prominent Anglican convert, John Henry Newman, who later became a Catholic cardinal and was hailed by the Vatican for improving relations between religions, will be made a saint in October.
The Vatican has declared “unacceptable” any efforts by politicians or politicians to force priests to violate their sacred obligation to keep secret what faithful tell them in confession.
Pope Francis has complimented the people of Mexico during his weekly audience, praising them for being “so welcoming to migrants. God bless you”.
The Vatican has issued an official document rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual “complementarity” of men and women to make babies.
Pope Francis has given a joyride in his popemobile to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya.
Pope Francis has ordained 19 men to the priesthood during a ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica.
Pope Francis has issued a new law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities.
Pope Francis has carried a lit candle up the main aisle of a darkened St Peter’s Basilica in a dramatic Easter Saturday vigil.
The Pope’s gardens in the Vatican were given a new lease of life thanks to gardener who grew up in Falkirk
SHE’S the Englishwoman brought up in a Scottish town, who has transformed Italy’s grandest gardens — including the Pope’s at the Vatican.