Vatican sounds alarm over US bishops’ potential plan to deny Biden communion in pro-life fight

The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office is warning U.S. bishops to deliberate carefully and minimize divisions before proceeding with a possible plan to rebuke Roman Catholic politicians such as…

Vatican coronavirus conference features Fauci, Francis — and Aerosmith

ROME – The CEOs of vaccine-makers Pfizer and Moderna joined cardinals, academics and the lead guitarist of Aerosmith in opening a unique Vatican conference on COVID-19, other global health threats…

Pope taps Chilean sex abuse whistleblower for Vatican panel

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Wednesday named a Chilean survivor of clerical sex abuse to serve on a Vatican commission that advises the pontiff on how to protect children…

Vatican cardinal defends ban on priests from blessing same-sex unions, despite backlash

A cardinal close to Pope Francis defended a recent Holy See pronouncement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions as the Vatican faced outright dissent from some Catholic clergy and questions…

Vatican: Catholic priests, ministers can’t bless same-sex unions

The Vatican decreed Monday that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.”  The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a formal…

Pope Francis receives coronavirus vaccine as Vatican begins rollout: reports

Pope Francis received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday as the Vatican began its vaccination campaign, according to reports. The inoculation of the 84-year-old pontiff was first reported…