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Vatican Car Used To Smuggle Drugs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion

Two Italians were arrested on Tuesday after French police found cocaine and cannabis in the Vatican librarian's car. The car belonged to retired 9...

Former Vatican City Governor Dies At Age 86

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John ...

20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Viator | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Viator

Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same.

This Country Consumes More Wine Per Person Than Any Other-- Of Course

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Tiny Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country in the world, according to information from the California-based Win...

John Kerry To Visit Vatican

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Vatican to discuss the Middle East peace process, poverty and humanitarian issues. S...

Man Sets Self On Fire In St. Peter's Square

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A man has doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. The Vatican said Thursday...

5 Free Things To Do In Rome

AP | MICHELE BARBERO | Posted 09.26.2013 | Travel

ROME -- Some of Rome's attractions are among the best-known spots on Earth. Few visitors need to be told to visit the Colosseum or the Trevi Fountain ...

Next U.S. Ambassador To The Vatican Is Former Charity Leader

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Catholic Relief Services head Ken Hackett to be the next ambassador to the Vatican. Hackett replaces Mig...

No Porters For This Pope

Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

The Pope is off to Rio for World Youth Day, his first trip abroad as pontiff. However, he doesn't seem to be letting the much-anticipated trip go to h...

To the Faithful: Pilgrimage Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

Where to go when in search of a LGBTQ-friendly higher power? Believe it or not, they are out there, but you have to know where to look, and how to peel away layer upon layer of spin doctoring to get to the fundamental truths.

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet Pope Francis and Get to Know Vatican City

Viator | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Viator

How much do you know about the new pope and Vatican City? Here's your infographic introduction to Vatican City and its new pope. 2013-04-09-vaticancity

LOOK: Where The Pope Shops For New Shoes

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

ROME -- When a future pope needed new soles, he strolled to a shoe repair shop practically around the corner from the Vatican. When he was pope and ne...

Who Is The New Pope?

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

White smoke emerged from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday evening, indicating that a new Pope had been chosen. The smoke appeared at 7:05 p....

If The Red Prada Shoe Fits: The Legacy Of Benedict XVI

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I believe that if a man robs a bank, kills the teller, runs out the door and jumps into the getaway car, the driver is an accomplice to the murder. In the context of the Catholic sex abuse crisis, Ratzinger was behind the wheel of the getaway car for 30 years.

Vatican Reveals New Moniker For Pope Benedict

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Two pontiffs, both wearing white, both called "pope" and living a few yards from one another, with the same key aide serving them...

Criticisms Of Cardinal Mahoney's Presence At Conclave Reach Vatican

Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The controversy over Cardinal Roger Mahony's vote in the conclave that will elect a new pope has now reached the Vatican, with at l...

Can You Show Me The Way To The Pope? Nope!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.15.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Popes only get our full attention when they're on the way in or on the way out. They're a lot like flashlight batteries -- most people don't notice them until they've expired.

PHOTOS: A Timely Tour Of Hawaii's Kalaupapa

Sandra Thomas | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

Standing in front of the simple white monument marking the original grave of Mother Marianne Cope at Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai on Oct. 12, some members of my tour group were visibly moved. For good reason.

How Tourism Leads To Economic Stimulus

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

OK, I get it now. Convincing the public to help with economic recovery requires the promise of immediate gratification -- beyond the threat of imminent economic armageddon. This could be huge for worldwide tourism industry.

Report: Vatican Bank Compliant On 9 Out Of 16 Core Standards

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The scandal-plagued Vatican Bank has a long way to go in order to comply with international standards ...

Vatican Asking Cardinals To Reach Out To Hip-Hoppers

Mark C. Miller | Posted 08.11.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

In a continuation of the work begun by the late Pope John Paul II, the Vatican, representing the wishes of Pope Benedict XVI, is asking Cardinals throughout the world to reach out to hip-hop artists.

Pope's Butler Vows To Help Vatican Scandal Probe

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.28.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The biggest scandal to rock the Vatican in decades widened Monday with the pope's butler, arrested for allegedly having confident...

Vatican Denies Any Cardinal A Suspect In Leaks Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, May 28 (Reuters) - The Vatican on Monday denied Italian press reports that a cardinal was among those being investigated in a scandal ...

Vatican In Chaos After Pope's Butler Arrested For Leaks

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's investigation into the source of leaked documents has yielded its first target with the arrest of the pope's butler...

Pope's Butler Arrested In Embarrassing Scandal

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's investigation into the source of leaked documents has yielded its first target with the arrest of the pope's butle...