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British nun becomes member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Appointed by Pope Francis, she is currently the fourth woman to join the ordinary members of this academy.

Vatican Library introduces new and improved searchable website

The library’s revamped online services features a more powerful search tool to make it easier to conduct research.

What if marriage prep included the first 10 years of married life?

The Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life has come up with an interesting idea.

The little-known Botticelli fresco in the Sistine Chapel

"Temptations of Christ" is considered the Renaissance master's “trial” work to prove himself to Pope Sixtus IV.

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.

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