By Alessandro Speciale| Religion News Service




Stories by By Alessandro Speciale| Religion News Service
New Vatican sex abuse prosecutor praises media

VATICAN CITY — In his first public appearance since arriving in Rome, the new Vatican prosecutor for sexual abuse cases … Continued

Vatican signals options for protecting gay couples

VATICAN CITY — A high-ranking Vatican official on Monday (Feb. 4) voiced support for giving unmarried couples some kind of … Continued

Vatican shoots down claim that Iran backed John Paul assassination attempt

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Friday (Feb. 1) dismissed a claim by the man who tried to kill Pope … Continued

Vatican admits it doesn’t fully understand youth culture

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s culture ministry warned on Thursday (Jan. 31) that the Catholic Church risks losing future generations … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI says lack of ‘faith’ could be used in marriage annulments

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Vatican’s highest appeals court to consider reviewing church rules on marriage … Continued

Vatican defends pope’s Twitter account despite attacks

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Thursday (Jan. 24) defended the pope’s choice to open a Twitter account even if … Continued

Lutherans warn Vatican against simpler conversions

VATICAN CITY — Lutheran leaders have warned the Vatican that the creation of a structure to welcome conservative Lutherans into … Continued

Vatican admits stalemate in talks with traditional SSPX group

VATICAN CITY — A senior Vatican official admitted that years of talks between the Vatican and a breakaway group of … Continued

Vatican criticizes European religious freedom ruling

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Wednesday (Jan. 16) criticized a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights that … Continued

Europeans launch campaign to declare life starts at conception

VATICAN CITY — Anti-abortion groups from 20 different countries have launched a petition to ask the European Parliament to recognize … Continued