Pope Francis today recruited a veteran Vatican diplomat to be his top aide, replacing the Holy See’s secretary of state who in recent years increasingly became a divisive figure in a church hierarchy mired in embarrassing scandal and financial probes.
Sat, 31 Aug, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram of condolence today to Indian officials following the country's devastating monsoon, saying he was praying for the hundreds of victims as well as those involved in the massive relief and rebuilding effort.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2005
The Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, celebrated a Mass for the repose of Pope John Paul II’s soul today on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica, calling on the tens of thousands of people gathered there to pray for “our beloved John Paul".
Sun, 03 Apr, 2005