A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Fri, 08 May, 2020
New guidance for Catholic schools issued by the Vatican rejecting the idea that people can self-declare their gender “ignores the real and legitimate experiences” of young trans people, according to Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
The Vatican has issued a document rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
The Vatican has for the first time opened its own investigation into the case of Emanuela Orlandi, a 15-year-old Vatican citizen who disappeared in the summer of 1983.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
Church leaders from around the world are gathering after Pope Francis summoned them for a summit on how to deal with cases of sex abuse by clergy.
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019
Pope Francis has defrocked former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said today.
Sat, 16 Feb, 2019
The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into alleged "sexual aggression" by Luigi Ventura, the Vatican's envoy to France, according to a judicial official.
Fri, 15 Feb, 2019
The Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States, Carlo Maria Vigano, has accused Pope Francis and other officials of covering up that they were aware of sex abuse allegations against Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop of Washington.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2018
While I welcome the Pope to Ireland, he is also the head of the Vatican, the bizarre state created in a 1929 pact with Mussolini.
Sat, 18 Aug, 2018
All of Chile's bishops have offered to resign over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, in what is one of the biggest shake-ups in the Catholic Church's long-running abuse saga.
Fri, 18 May, 2018
Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, must stand trial on sexual assault charges, a court has ruled.
Tue, 01 May, 2018
President Michael D Higgins said he was “concerned and upset” when the Vatican barred former president Mary McAleese from taking part in a conference.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2018
A Vatican magazine has denounced the treatment of nuns as indentured servants by cardinals and bishops.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2018
The special envoy sent to Chile by the Pope to investigate allegations of a sex abuse cover-up is in hospital after taking ill in the country.
Wed, 21 Feb, 2018
Pope Francis has revived a sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members, after coming under fire for his handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.
Sat, 17 Feb, 2018
An organisation that represents the children of priests has said the Vatican will have to directly address the issue after it emerged Pope Francis’s committee of advisers on protecting children is already looking at the rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests.
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017
New guidelines approved by the country’s Catholic bishops for priests with children could be adopted by the Vatican, it has emerged.
Wed, 23 Aug, 2017
International efforts to intervene in the case of Charlie Gard gathered pace as the Vatican's children's hospital offered to take the terminally-ill boy in.
Wed, 05 Jul, 2017
Irish abuse survivor Marie Collins has challenged a claim by a senior Vatican figure that his office cooperated with the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Sat, 18 Mar, 2017
The Government is on a collision course with the Vatican over the funding of redress payments to sex abuse victims, saying it wants to seize lands owned by the Church.
Mon, 13 Mar, 2017
Clerical abuse survivor and campaigner, Marie Collins, said she resigned from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors because a group of people in the Vatican had been obstructing its work, including not following recommendations from the Pope.
Thu, 02 Mar, 2017
Irish abuse survivor Marie Collins has resigned from a Vatican panel set up to fight sex abuse in the church.
Wed, 01 Mar, 2017
Silenced priest Fr Tony Flannery defied Vatican orders yesterday by saying Mass for the first time in five years.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2017
Mon, 12 Dec, 2016
Pope Francis has declared Mother Teresa a saint, honouring the nun who cared for the world's most destitute.
Sun, 04 Sep, 2016
The Vatican has recognised the “moral courage” of an Irish priest who helped save thousands of Jewish people and Allied PoWs from the Nazis during the Second World War in occupied Rome.
Tue, 10 May, 2016
The Vatican is investigating two former officials about claims that money for a children’s hospital was used to refurbish a cardinal’s luxury apartment.
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
The Vatican said on Thursday that its prosecutor is investigating two former officials of a Vatican-owned children's hospital over renovations at the penthouse apartment of the city-state's former secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.
Thu, 31 Mar, 2016
Pope Francis has imposed new financial accountability regulations on the Vatican's multimillion-dollar saint-making machine after gross abuses were revealed in two books.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2016
A Dublin priest has been made a Bishop in the Vatican.
Sat, 27 Feb, 2016
The Vatican has said pregnant women exposed to the Zika virus and who may be carrying foetuses with serious brain defects should not be allowed have abortions.
Fri, 19 Feb, 2016
A homeless woman who gave birth near St Peter’s Square has been offered a place to stay by the Vatican.
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
An Italian monsignor who was fired from his job as a Vatican accountant has been acquitted of corruption.
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
The Vatican newspaper has criticised French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo for depicting God as a Kalashnikov-carrying killer, saying it was “woeful” and disrespectful to true believers of all faiths.
Thu, 07 Jan, 2016
Pope Francis warned against a society “intoxicated by consumerism” as he celebrated Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican.
Fri, 25 Dec, 2015
Tue, 22 Dec, 2015
Tens of thousands of Catholics queued at the Vatican for the strictest security checks in living memory as Pope Francis began a Holy Year with a call to set aside “fear and dread”.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2015
Pope Francis, galvanised by a scandal over Vatican finances, has ordered the most powerful bodies in the city-state to launch an unprecedented audit of its wealth and crackdown on runaway spending.
Wed, 02 Dec, 2015
A Vatican judge has granted more time for the defence to prepare for a trial over the leak of confidential documents.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Two Italian journalists who wrote books detailing Vatican mismanagement are to face trial, along with three people accused of leaking them the information.
Wed, 25 Nov, 2015
A Vatican judge has indicted five people, including two journalists and a high-ranking Vatican monsignor, in the latest scandal involving leaked documents that informed two books alleging financial malfeasance in the Roman Catholic Church bureaucracy.
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
An Italian journalist who is under criminal investigation by the Vatican for publishing a book about scandals at the Holy See said on Tuesday he refused to answer the prosecutor’s questions during an interrogation this week, citing his right under Italian law to protect his sources.
Tue, 17 Nov, 2015
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015