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Pope Francis prays to empty the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square

How Easter is approaching, pictures of an empty Friday mass in St. Peter’s Basilica paint a strong portrait of the Vatican, which was affected by the corona virus together with the surrounding Italy. During the rain-soaked prayer of Urbi and Orbi, Pope Francis stood under a canopy as he served an empty St. Peter’s Square. The Pope compared the coronavirus …

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Pope no longer declares the Vatican Secret Archives so secret

Pope Francis has stated that the Vatican Secret Archives are not so secret. On Monday, Francis officially changed the name of the Archives of the Holy See to remove the "negative" connotations of having "secret" in his name. From now on, the vast collection of documents, manuscripts and papyrus of past popes is officially called the "Vatican Apostolic Archive". In …

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The mystery of Emanuela Orlandi was extended when the Vatican says that bones are not missing teenagers

An anonymous reference to Orlandi's family led to the Vatican launching an investigation in the Germanic cemetery to determine if the daughter of a Vatican writer who mysteriously disappeared at the age of fifteen was buried there. An analysis of "several hundred partially intact bone structures" and "thousands of fragments" uncovered during the search was conducted on July 27 and …

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According to experts, the Vatican Room contains dozens of bones to solve the girl's disappearance in 1983

A geneticist hired by the family of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared in 1983 said on Saturday that an underground room near a Vatican cemetery contains thousands of "adult and non-adult" bones that seem to be missing Dozens of bones come from individuals. The bones under the German College were uncovered when Vatican-hired experts began to catalog remains discovered nearby …

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The Vatican finds bone and deepens the mystery in search of a girl who disappeared 36 years ago

The Vatican reported a new turn on Saturday in the mysterious, decades-long disappearance of a teenage girl. Near the graves of two 19th-century German princesses, two bones were found Remains of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee, said a representative of the Vatican. The graves were opened earlier this week and found empty. The bones were discovered …

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The Vatican issues guidelines that challenge modern gender identity

<img class = "js-image-replace" alt = "Protesters of the Rome Pride will be photographed in 2019 with the sign" Love your sisters, not just your cister "month The Vatican has published a new document questioning modern concepts of gender identity. The 31-page Teaching Guide published on Monday bears the title "Men and Women He Created". He speaks of an "educational …

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The archbishop did not tell the fallen bishop the whole story of the Vatican

FILE was found. In this file, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori takes a photo to a funeral mass in Baltimore. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Lori published a report on an investigation by former Roman Catholic bishop Michael Bransfield of West Virginia, which found a "consistent pattern" of sexual allusions and encouraging comments and actions against subordinates. (AP Photo / Patrick …

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The Vatican shows the Holy Stair for the first time in 300 years

Written by Delia Gallagher, CNN Rome At Easter, Rome visitors can have a unique experience: they must climb the original staircase on which Jesus allegedly walked His way to be by Pontius Pilate to be judged before his crucifixion. The Holy Stairs – known in Latin as Scala Sancta – have been clad in wood planks for over 300 years, …

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