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Pope continues reform of Vatican court system

In the latest move in his reform of the Vatican judiciary, Pope Francis has issued a new edict on the retirement age and benefits for cardinal judges and magistrates in the Vatican’s court system. Source: CNA.

Vatican Women

Pope, Council of Cardinals continue discussion of women in the Church

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals this week continued discussions about the role of women in the Church, listening to women experts, including a professor who spoke about how culture impacts women’s roles and status. Source: CNS.

Asia Vatican

Top Vatican diplomat arrives in Vietnam to cement ties

The Vatican’s top envoy has arrived on a six-day visit to Vietnam, aimed at further fostering full diplomatic ties with the communist country. Source: UCA News.

Bioethics Human Dignity Vatican

New Vatican document lists violations of human dignity

Being a Christian means defending human dignity and that includes opposing abortion, the death penalty, gender transition surgery, war, sexual abuse and human trafficking, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith says in a new document. Source: OSV News.


Vatican to release ‘very important’ document on human dignity

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith’s declaration on human dignity, which is said to include a faith-based critique of “gender ideologies” and surrogacy, will be released next week. Source: OSV News.

Families Vatican

Vatican calls for global ban on child surrogacy

The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations has pressed for an international prohibition against the practice of child surrogacy. Source: NCR Online.

Europe Vatican

German bishops in Rome for talks on Synodal Way

A delegation of German bishops is expected in Rome today for talks with the Vatican about the German Synodal Way. Source: CNA.

Holy Land Vatican

Vatican’s Good Friday collection to aid humanitarian efforts in Gaza 

This year, the Vatican’s annual Good Friday financial appeal for the Holy Land highlights the urgent humanitarian crisis facing the beleaguered population in Gaza and the Pope’s plea for peace. Source: CNA.

Safeguarding Vatican

Papal commission to submit first safeguarding report

The Pope’s commission for advancing the Church’s efforts to prevent the abuse of vulnerable persons is due to submit its first annual report on the state of safeguarding in the Church. Source: NCR Online.