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The Best Destination Wedding Venues in Rome

It's easier to opt for a photoshoot outside the Pantheon than to try and book it as a venue | kirkandmimi/Pixabay Steeped in history and brimming with beautiful architecture, Rome is an enchanting location for a wedding. From antique palazzos to luxury villas nestled in verdant parkland, the city of

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Dolores O'Riordan, singer of The Cranberries, dead at 46

VATICAN CITY - DECEMBER 3: Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan performs at the Vatican Christmas Concert, the annual fundraiser raising funds to build churches in outlying neighbourhoods of Rome, at the Paul VI Hall on December 3, 2005 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images) (CBS News) LO

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Pope Francis hails Amir's global peace role

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis meets with Badr Al-Tunaib, Kuwait's Ambassador to Switzerland and non-resident envoy to the Vatican. - KUNA VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has praised His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his paramount role in promoting peace and dialogue and co-ex


Vatican takes over Peru-based movement on eve of pope's trip

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is taking over a controversial Peru-based Catholic movement, the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, whose founder was accused of sexual and psychological abuse. The announcement Wednesday came days before Pope Francis is due to begin a trip to Chile and Peru where the sexual ab


Pope urges efforts to rebuild trust in North Korea, Syria

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis urged concerted international efforts Monday to rebuild trust on the Korean peninsula and in Syria, using his annual foreign policy address to demand that political leaders put the dignity of their people before war, profit or power. In a wide-ranging speech to ambassador


Landmark Vatican Conference On Nuclear Disarmament Brings Breeze Of Expectation

There was an air of surprise when religious leaders and representatives of civil society, officials of State and international organizations, eminent academics, Nobel Laureates, and students, gathered in the Vatican City against the backdrop of an escalating face-off between the U.S. and North Korea


Pope on Epiphany says don't make money, career your whole life

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Saturday advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one's whole life, urging in his Epiphany remarks to also resist "inclinations toward arrogance, the thirst for power and for riches." During a homily at Mass in St. Peter's Basil


This Is the Only Country in the World That Is Recognised by the UN but Has No Land

Hold on a second... a country with no land? Are you serious? Absolutely! While the United Nations has 193 recognised countries, it also has two observer states, namely Palestine and The Vatican City. But there is a little-known third entity which also holds observer status in the UN. Yes, get ready


What Daily Life Looks Like In Vatican City, The Smallest Non-Sovereign Country in the World

The wonderfully informative series The Infographics Show explains through entertaining animation, what daily life looks like in Vatican City, the smallest non-sovereign country in the world, in terms of its government, its population, its money, its workforce population and its financial reliance up


Pope seeks peace in Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis waves from the balcony of St Peter's basilica during the traditional 'Urbi et Orbi' Christmas message to the city and the world yesterday in St Peter's Square. -AFP VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis yesterday called for peace in Jerusalem in his traditional Christmas address and


Pope laments 'winds of war' blowing around the world

Vatican Swiss guards march toward the St. Peter's Basilica prior to the start of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world') Christmas' day blessing at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) VATICAN CITY (AP) As Christians around the world celeb


'Christmas a time to make space for immigrants': Pope

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis used his Christmas Eve Mass to defend immigrants around the world. He compared them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem saying faith demands foreigners be embraced. Francis celebrated his fifth Christmas as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Cat


A Woman Now Leads the Vatican Museums. And She's Shaking Things Up.

Barbara Jatta, the first female director of the Vatican Museums, in the Hall of Animals of the Pio Clementino Museum this month.Credit Mattia Balsamini for The New York Times VATICAN CITY - Vatican City has been governed by men since it was established as an independent state in 1929. A year ago, h


Religion News Briefs

Sainthood closer for two Catholics VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has moved two major 20th-century Catholic clergymen on the road to possible sainthood: The Rev. Patrick Peyton, the "Rosary Priest" who preached to millions on radio, TV and film; and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, mentor to the future Pope


Curia exists for service, not for glory, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The people who work at the Vatican and in the Roman Curia are supposed to be "sensitive antennas" that faithfully transmit the desires of the pope and receive information from dioceses and Eastern Catholic churches around the world, Pope Francis said. Remembering that the Curia


Pope upbraids Vatican bureaucracy: Serve the world, not 'degraded logic of small cliques'

Pope Francis speaks during his annual pre-Christmas meeting with top officials of the Roman Curia and Vatican City State and with cardinals living in Rome in the Clementine Hall Dec. 21 at the Vatican. At left is is Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household. (CNS/Reuters pool/Claudi


The Latest: Victims say they won't mourn Law

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Latest on the death of Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston who was a central figure in the clergy sex abuse scandal. (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Alexa MacPherson, who says she was a victim of clergy sex abuse for six years as a small child, says s


Bernard Law, Powerful Cardinal Disgraced by Priest Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86

Cardinal Bernard F. Law, whose stature as archbishop of Boston and America's senior Roman Catholic prelate was shattered in a maelstrom of scandal, acrimony and resignation in 2002 after it was revealed that he had protected abusive priests for years, died on Wednesday in Rome. He was 86. The Vatica


Cardinal Bernard Law Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Getty Former Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Bernard Law attends a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI during the second anniversary celebrating the life of Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square on April 2 2007, in Vatican City. Cardinal Bernard Law, whose lengthy tenure at the helm of the Cathol


#SantaPuig's latest stop on his vacation tour was Vatican City

The winter months are the perfect time for the baseball world to participate in some much-needed rest and relaxation. And Yasiel Puig is taking full advantage of the downtime with his offseason tour overseas. He and his mom (#MamaPuig) recently spent some time in Madrid doing some sightseeing and p