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Asteroid named for Jesuit priest to honor life’s work

The honor came as a surprise to the Vatican astronomer.

Is the Vatican its own country?

Vatican City is the smallest independent country in the world, covering roughly 100 acres and surrounded by the city of Rome.

Cardinal Pell’s ‘prison journal’ to be published

Publisher says he expects it will be a "spiritual classic."

Vatican renews call to divest of fossil fuels, supporting ”Laudato si”

The new book will serve as a manual for implementing environmental and social change.

A lucky few are the first to be admitted to reopened Vatican Museums

After being closed for three months due to the coronavirus, art galleries show off newly restored Raphael paintings.

Vatican Museums unveil paintings newly determined to be by Raphael

Art institution hopes to share with public what has so far been viewed by only a handful of people.

Some Vatican officials donate two months’ salary to COVID-19 fund

On behalf of Pope Francis, papal almoner solicited donations during Holy Week for victims of coronavirus.

Vatican museums to reopen with anti-coronavirus measures in place

Temperature scanners and mandatory face masks will make opening the museums possible

The Knights of Columbus are stepping up to help the Vatican during pandemic

The Catholic fraternal organization is underwriting Easter broadcasts, and helping treat sick children in Rome.

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