Pope issues new ‘fundamental law’ for Vatican City State

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis updated the “Fundamental Law of Vatican City State,” opening the possibility that laypeople can be members of its governing commission and emphasizing that the independence of the city-state is essential for the mission of …

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Vatican to bring pope’s encyclicals to life in architecture exhibit 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Commemorating 10 years since the election of Pope Francis, the Vatican will physically represent the teachings of his encyclicals at the Venice Biennale international architecture exhibition May 20 to Nov. 26. The Vatican’s exhibit, titled “Social …

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St. John Paul II’s secretary denies pope’s role in missing ‘Vatican girl’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — St. John Paul II’s longtime aide denied the “vile insinuations” that the former pope was maliciously involved in the case of Emanuela Orlandi, a Vatican schoolgirl whose 1983 disappearance is the focus of an ongoing Vatican …

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Pope says be close to those ‘abandoned’ like Christ: unborn, migrants

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The unborn, migrants, the elderly and the disabled are “living icons” of Jesus that call Christians to draw close to those who feel abandoned just as Christ did on the cross, Pope Francis said. In his …

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Pope Francis walks in Rome | Photography by Stefano Spazian

Pope Francis So Far

In the past 10 years, Pope Francis has been both celebrated and vilified. But he remains on task for reforming the Church.

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Vatican funding for charitable works totals $10.7 million in 2022; $2.2 million alone goes to needs in Ukraine

KRAKOW, Poland (OSV News) — It was a sunny day in Rome Jan. 13 when a truck was fully loaded with supplies. Thermal clothing, power generators and food were put inside with the help of a papal official: Cardinal Konrad …

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