• Vatican cop says defendant in leaks trial admitted guilt

    Vatican cop says defendant in leaks trial admitted guilt

    • May 25, 2016

    ROME — A former consultant to a pontifical commission who denied to a Vatican court that she leaked documents about the Vatican’s financial reform to an Italian journalist admitted to sending the documents when she was first interrogated, a Vatican policeman said Tuesday. Stefano DeSantis, an officer investigating the leaking

  • Holiness sometimes means biting your tongue, pope says

    • May 24, 2016

    VATICAN CITY — Holiness doesn’t depend on superhuman powers, but rather demands a heart filled with courage, hope and grace that strives for conversion each and every day, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass on Tuesday. In fact, holiness is reached by taking tiny steps, like biting your tongue

  • Pope Benedict could make rare public appearance June 29

    Pope Benedict could make rare public appearance June 29

    • May 24, 2016

    ROME — Former Pope Benedict XVI could appear in public once again on June 29, the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination. Speaking after the May 20 presentation of a book dedicated to Benedict XVI’s pontificate, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the Pontifical Household and private secretary to the retired Pope,