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Asking European leaders for “creative efforts for peace” in Ukraine, the Vatican Secretary of State said the Holy See “will continue to do its part”. Source: NCR Online.
The Vatican is cooperating with a new inquest by the City of Rome into the 1983 disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, the teenage daughter of an employee of the Prefecture of the Papal Household whose family lived in a Vatican apartment. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis has issued a new constitution of the Vatican City State that further emphasises the power of the Pope over the sovereign state. Source: CNA.
Two popes sat side by side before a crowd of rain-soaked pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City yesterday. Source: OSV News.
The Vatican office in charge of coordinating plans for the Holy Year 2025 is launching a new website and an app to help people register and to guide them along their pilgrimage in Rome. Source: OSV News.
The Pontifical Academy for Life says its president is against assisted suicide but thinks it is possible to have a “legal initiative” that would allow it to be decriminalised in Italy under “specific and particular conditions”. Source: CNA.
With the Church’s Jubilee in 2025 rapidly approaching, Italian and Vatican officials have met to discuss ongoing preparations, announcing that a slew of ambitious and costly city renovations are set to begin. Source: Crux.
The Pontifical International Marian Academy has created a commission to study and monitor cases of possible Marian apparitions and other mystical phenomena. Source: NCR Online.
Pope Francis has named Dominican Sister Helen Alford, dean of the faculty of social sciences at the Angelicum University in Rome president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Source: CNS.