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History of Catholicism in Korea on display at the Vatican
VATICAN CITY: An exhibition showing the history of Catholicism in Korea is currently on display at the Vatican. The Martyrs Exaltation Committee of Seoul Archdiocese opened the exhibition "On Earth as it is in Heaven: Seoul and 230 years of history of the Catholic Church in Korea" with a Mass at St.
Indian priest says Yemeni captors did him no physical harm
VATICAN CITY - A Catholic priest from India who was freed after being held 18 months in Yemen says he was never physically harmed during his captivity, even if his captors feigned hitting him on videos seeking ransom. The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil told reporters Saturday that his kidnappers "have not inju
Amid Pornography Case, Vatican Recalls Priest From Washington Embassy
The Vatican said a diplomat recalled from its embassy in Washington would face an investigation in Vatican City.Credit Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has recalled a high-ranking priest working as a diplomat in the Holy See's embassy in Washi
Next Year in Jerusalem: 2018 Giro d'Italia Will Begin in Jerusalem, End in Vatican City
Major cycling has always been an exclusively European affair, that is, until now. The Giro d'Italia, one of Europe's three major cycling events, will begin in Israel in 2018. The race will mark the first time that one of cycling's three major races will begin outside Europe. A press conference will
Secret Vatican manuscript's mysterious purple spots decoded
About 800 years ago, a teenage soldier named Laurentius Loricatus accidentally killed a man. He spent the next 34 years in a cave in Italy atoning for his crime, burning his face with a hot iron and wearing a hooked chain-mail shirt directly on his skin as penance. Continue Reading Below Loricatus'
Beautiful churches around the world
1/58 SLIDES Brian Lawrence/Getty Ima Hallgrmskirkja, Iceland Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Italy Sanctuary of Las Lajas, Colombia 4/58 SLIDES GUSTAU NACARINO/Newscom/Reuters La Sagrada Familia, Spain Heddal Stave Church, Norway St. Basil's Cathedral, Russia 7/58 SLIDES Image Broker/Rex Featur
They've got bad habits! Hilarious photographs show nuns playing ice hockey, eating KFC and wielding guns
From gun practice to seaside jaunts and basketball games, these candid photos reveal what nuns really get up to in their free time. Clearly distinguishable in their calf-length habits and cowls, the sisters are seen out and about in various locations, from the Philippines to Lisbon and America. One
Nolte: Those 40-Foot Vatican Walls Are Logs in the Eyes of Bannon-Bashing Bishops
Settled in the middle of Rome, Vatican City serves as the Catholic Church's headquarters and is also the Church's very own 110-acre sovereign state. And while you are always welcome to enter St. Peter's Square, that is as far as you are ever going to get. The rest of the city, the remaining 99 perce
Iran, Vatican City Discuss Plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
Iranian foreign minister and Vatican City's secretary for relations with states have conferred on the desperate situation of Muslims in Myanmar, calling for an international effort to end the plight. In a Wednesday meeting with Vatican City's Paul Richard Gallagher in Tehran, Iran's Foreign Minister
Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Vatican City
Often, thinking of the Holy See, what comes to mind is the Pope's speeches, Saint Peter's Square and Michelangelo's fresco embellishing the Sistine Chapel. However, this is just the starting point of any Vatican visit. It's a real treasure trove of artwork, the site of important historical events si
Pope Francis Saw Psychoanalyst Weekly to 'Clarify Some Things'
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis says that when he was 42 he had sessions weekly with a psychoanalyst to "clarify some things." It wasn't specified what the future pontiff wanted to explore. The revelation came in a dozen conversations Francis had with French sociologist Dominique Wolton, writing a so
Atheists Hate to Admit That This 1 Tower Changed Humanity Forever
Advertisement - story continues below It is a well known fact that atheists tend to turn up their nose at any religious discoveries, however if it were not for the Vatican city building the Tower of Winds our calendars may still be incorrect. This is truly astonishing. From 1578 to 1580, the Tower o
POPE'S MESSAGE | God wants people to dream big, not listen to cynics
VATICAN CITY - God wants people to live with hope and joy - not bitterness - and to dream with Him of a better world, Pope Francis said. "Please, make sure we do not pay attention to disappointed and unhappy people; let us not listen to those who cynically plead not to cultivate hope in life," he sa
Coolest Pope Ever? Pope Francis Just Made SoBe The Official Drink Of Vatican City
Well this is just radical. During Wednesday's Papal Audience, Pope Francis notified all in attendance that he is making SoBe the official drink of Vatican City. Yep. That's right. The same beverage company that sponsors the X-Games is now the official beverage of the Vatican. Pretty freaking cool.
Ex-Press Secretary Sean Spicer Just Got His Payback On Trump
After being famously snubbed from the Trump administration's visit with the Pope, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer finally got to meet the leader of the Catholic faith. Spicer was one of several members of a U.S. delegation to the International Catholic Legislators Network in Vatican C
Pope Francis to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh in late 2017
Europe Online Vatican City (dpa) - Pope Francis will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh later this year, the Vatican announced. Francis will be in Myanmar during November 27-30, visiting the cities of Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, and in Bangladesh from November 30 to December 2, stopping in Dhaka, a statemen
Vatican guards: ISIS attack 'only a matter of time'
(CBN) - The head of the Vatican's Swiss Guard expects an ISIS terror attack on Rome and Vatican City, but says, "We are prepared." Commander Christophe Graf told the Swiss Catholic website cath.ch "It is maybe a matter of time until an (ISIS) attack happens in Rome." The 'Pontifical Swiss Guard' is
Mother Teresa's 107th birth anniversary celebrated
Special masses and prayers were held on Saturday at the Missionaries of Charity's Mother House (MoC) to mark the 107th birth anniversary of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa. Hundreds of nuns took part in the prayers. On September 4, 2016, Vatican City had witnessed the canoniz
Italy Installs Barriers At Tourism Sites To Block Terror Attacks
Concrete blocks already surround Via della Conciliazione that leads to St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Photo: DAVID ILIFF (License: CC-BY-SA 3.0) Concrete barriers are fast going up around Milan's Duomo cathedral and the Galleria Vittorio Emanual, the city's 19th century shopping arcade, to miti
Prophetic words against the evil of racism
VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Here are some quotes on racism, from Pope Francis and from the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. They are not listed in any particular order. "Strengthening our relationship of belonging to the Lord Jesus, the Spirit enables us to enter into a new experience of fr