• Key figures in pope’s financial reform carry some baggage

    Key figures in pope’s financial reform carry some baggage

    • Jul 16, 2016

    Pope Francis was elected in March 2013 on a reform mandate, and quickly got to work trying to clean up Vatican finances. The effort has been beset with headaches and tensions, however, and two new key figures who’ve faced questions marks themselves are now set to play a more prominent role.

  • Gammarellis now in sixth generation of dressing popes

    Gammarellis now in sixth generation of dressing popes

    • Jul 15, 2016

    For five generations, the Gammarelli family has dressed and shod popes, beginning with Pope Pius IX in 1846, and stretching up to Pope Francis. The family business has now passed to a sixth generation, which stands ready to keep tailoring for popes from their perch near Rome’s Pantheon.

  • Pope condemns ‘homicidal folly’ of Nice massacre

    • Jul 15, 2016

    “We condemn in an absolute manner every manifestation of homicidal folly, hatred, terrorism, and attacks against peace,” a Vatican spokesman said Friday, after 84 were killed when a 31-year-old Tunisian plowed a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, a French national holiday.