• Vatican reopens clinic, offers museums’ visits to health workers

    Vatican reopens clinic, offers museums’ visits to health workers

    • Jun 4, 2020

    Continuing a phased reopening, the Vatican’s free pediatric and maternal health clinic began welcoming patients again June 3 and, as an expression of gratitude, the Vatican announced all medical personnel would enjoy free admittance to the Vatican Museums and to the papal summer villa at Castel Gandolfo.

  • Pope enacts new procurement law to combat deficits, corruption

    Pope enacts new procurement law to combat deficits, corruption

    • Jun 1, 2020

    Officials say the new rules, described as four years in the making, bring the Vatican in line with “the most advanced international legislation in the area,” including the UN’s 2003 Convention against Corruption. It’s also intended, according to a synthesis provided by the Vatican News Service, to “combat illicit deals and corruption,” as well to achieve significant cost savings though “economies of scale.”

  • Vatican Museums, archive, library prepare to reopen

    Vatican Museums, archive, library prepare to reopen

    • May 31, 2020

    The Vatican Museums, Vatican Apostolic Archives and Vatican Library will reopen June 1, almost three months after being closed as part of the lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.