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Who am I to judge if someone is gay and reaches out to god: Pope

Jul 29, 2013

Who am I to judge if someone is gay and reaches out to god: Pope

In contrast his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. #NewsTracker #Gay #Sexual orientation #Vatican Church #Pope Francis #Gay priest
Pope Francis now has huge following of 6 mn on Twitter

Apr 24, 2013

Pope Francis now has huge following of 6 mn on Twitter

The Spanish version is reported to be the fastest-growing of the account's nine languages, with 2.046 million followers. #NewsTracker #Vatican Church #Pope Francis
Conclave to elect new pope to begin on Tuesday

Mar 11, 2013

Conclave to elect new pope to begin on Tuesday

The conclave date was set on Friday afternoon during a vote by the College of Cardinals. Tuesday will begin with a Mass in the morning in St Peter's Basilica, followed by the first balloting in the afternoon. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Pope Benedict XVI #College of Cardinals #Papal conclave #Vatican Church
Sistine Chapel closed ahead of conclave to elect new Pope

Mar 06, 2013

Sistine Chapel closed ahead of conclave to elect new Pope

In a message on its website, the Vatican Museums said it would still be possible to visit the complex but the renaissance Sistine Chapel, the Borgia Apartment and the modern religious art collection would be off-limits to tourists. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #Pope #Pope Benedict #Sistine Chapel #Vatican Church
College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

Mar 04, 2013

College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

The idea is to have the new pope elected during next week and officially installed several days later so he can preside over the Holy Week ceremonies starting with Palm Sunday on 24 March and culminating in Easter the following Sunday. #NewsTracker #Vatican City #College of Cardinals #Vatican Church #Roman catholicism #Holy Week #Palm Sunday

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College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

Aug 18, 2014

Pope Francis extends olive branch to China

Francis used remarks at a meeting of 80 Asian bishops in South Korea to express a desire to improve ties with China, which has long had a tense relationship with the church and has no diplomatic link with the Vatican...
College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

Aug 23, 2014

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel reproduction can be found in Goring, Sussex

Sign-writer Gary Bevans, 60, spent five-and-a-half years painting the ceiling at the English Martyrs Catholic Church after being inspired on a pilgrimage to the Vatican...
College of Cardinals start papal vote preparations in Vatican

Aug 22, 2014

Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86

(AP) -- Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi... #Detroit, MI #Michigan #Pope John Paul II #Grand Rapids, MI #Detroit Free Press #Vatican City