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History Vatican

Pope returns Parthenon marble fragments to Greece

Expressing his desire to bear witness to “the truth”, Pope Francis is returning three marble fragments originally from the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, according to the Vatican. Source: CNS.

Pope Francis Vatican

Council of Cardinals discusses Synod, safeguarding and climate change

Pope Francis met with his international Council of Cardinals at the Vatican this week, discussing the Synod on Synodality, safeguarding and the United Nations climate change summit. Source: NCR Online.

Governance Vatican

Pope moves to improve financial accountability at the Vatican

Pope Francis issued a decree yesterday aimed at improving the financial accountability of funds, foundations and other legal entities inside the Vatican. Source: CNA.

Advent Vatican

Creche helps us rediscover true richness of Christmas: Pope

Stopping to gaze at and perhaps pray before a Nativity scene is one of the best ways to remember the real meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.


Prefect of Vatican economy office steps down, citing illness

Three years after Pope Francis appointed him to speed up financial reforms, transparency and budget controls at the Vatican, Fr Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves SJ has resigned for health reasons. Source: NCR Online.

China Vatican

China vows more ‘friendly consensus’ after Vatican complaints

After complaints from the Vatican that Beijing was violating a 2018 interim accord, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the country is willing to expand the “friendly consensus” achieved with the Vatican over bishops’ nominations. Source: AP.

Finance Vatican

Vatican offers guidelines for ethical investing

No investment of money is morally neutral; “either God’s kingdom is being advanced by the assets we deploy, or it is being neglected and undermined”, said a new Vatican document. Source: Franciscan Media.

China Vatican

Vatican says China violated terms of agreement with bishop installation

The Vatican said on Saturday that Chinese authorities had violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops. Source: CNA.

Peace Vatican

Peace can be attained only through dialogue: Archbishop Gallagher

War can be prevented by promoting social progress for the new generations, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States and International Organisations Archbishop Paul Gallagher said this week. Source: Vatican News.