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Vatican bank shakeup expected as Pope Francis mulls reform

Jul 02, 2014

Vatican bank shakeup expected as Pope Francis mulls reform

It was this time last year that the top two managers at the Institute for Religious Works were forced out after a Vatican monsignor with millions deposited in the bank was arrested in an alleged money-smuggling plot. #World #India #NewsTracker #Pope Benedict XVI #Pope Francis #Vatican bank #Von Freyberg
Pope Francis to meet child sex abuse victims at the Vatican

May 27, 2014

Pope Francis to meet child sex abuse victims at the Vatican

Pope Francis announced on Monday that he would meet soon with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican and declared "zero tolerance" for any member of the clergy who would violate a child. #World #NewsTracker #Vatican #Pope Francis
UN panel slams Vatican on priest sex-abuse scandal

May 24, 2014

UN panel slams Vatican on priest sex-abuse scandal

In a report that could expose the Catholic Church to new legal arguments by clerical sex abuse victims, a UN committee found on Friday that the Vatican does exercise worldwide control over its bishops and priests and must comply with the UN's anti-torture treaty. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #Vatican #Felice Gaer
Pope Francis presides over historic day of four popes

Apr 27, 2014

Pope Francis presides over historic day of four popes

Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. #NewsTracker #Pope Benedict XVI #Vatican #Pope Francis #John Paul II #John XXIII
Two living popes to honour two dead ones: All you need to know

Apr 27, 2014

Two living popes to honour two dead ones: All you need to know

In a historic match-up of papacies past and present, Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI will honor Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes. #World #NewsTracker #Pope Benedict XVI #Vatican #Christianity #John Paul II #Pope Franics #John XXIII

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Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Mar 14, 2013

Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Many have already dismissed Frank as a conservative and homophobe. I'm not sure who atheists, liberals and others expected as Pope - Lady Gaga? #HowThisWorks #Vatican #Gender Rights #Pope Francis #Saint Francis of Assisi #Catholicism

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Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Jul 10, 2014

Papal World Cup party unlikely: Vatican

Pope Francis said he won't be praying for his home team, while his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, isn't much of a sports fan. The Vatican said both men would want the best team to win...
Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Jul 09, 2014

Pope Francis names new head of scandal-plagued Vatican bank

The Vatican named a new head and board for its scandal-plagued bank Wednesday, capping a cleanup campaign overseen by Pope Francis that has seen hundreds of suspect accounts shut down...
Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Jul 09, 2014

Pope Francis Names New Leadership for Vatican Bank

The pope continued his drive to revamp the Vatican’s murky finances, a source of displeasure for many cardinals and a target of financial regulators... #Roman Catholic Church #Vatican City
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