- Jan 25, 2020
In a move cheered by Vatican City’s non-smokers, the world’s smallest country has applied its smoking ban to electronic cigarettes.
The Vatican’s Christmas tree will be adorned with energy-saving lights, the governing office of Vatican City said.
Francis hardly is the first pope to generate controversy, but he’s also a lightning rod, and not just in the United States.
On Wednesday a man described as “unstable” was reportedly arrested by Vatican police after tossing a candelabra off the main altar in St Peter’s Basilica.
The 145-year-old Vatican pharmacy has a new hire: a state-of-the-art robot working behind the scenes to manage the stockroom, retrieve medications and deliver the drugs quickly to the sales floor.
Vatican City State will have its own reporting system in place before the end of the year for flagging suspected cases of the abuse of minors and vulnerable people and instances of cover-up or negligence in handling such cases, the Vatican said.