A Vatican Observer

Despite major successes, the EU let the office of the Special Envoy for the promotion of Religious Freedom and Belief outside of Europe expire,... (Read more)
Pope Francis' reform of the Vatican City State judicial system is mostly insider stuff. A look under the hood of the reform law could help... (Read more)
It turns out, a motu proprio by Pope Francis will be needed after all, to make effective the General Directorate for Personnel — essentially a... (Read more)
The Holy See has attacked the latest UN report on religious freedom. Decrying particularly the document's many references to gender ideology, the... (Read more)
The opening of the archives on Pius XII’s pontificate could show that the Vatican's so-called Ostpolitik began much earlier than previously... (Read more)
Five principles, a motto, a name — which means  ”future” in Lithuanian — and 110 years of history: on Feb. 19, 2020, Lithuania’s Ateitis... (Read more)
An Italian appeal court gave its verdict in a criminal case against two former officials of the Holy See’s Institute for the Works of Religion —... (Read more)
Recent reports claiming some basis in a leaked draft of the post-Amazonian synod exhortation raised fresh and further fears Pope Francis may  bow... (Read more)
The selection of new bishops has been a central topic of discussion during the meetings of the C6 Council of Cardinals, tasked with drafting the... (Read more)
Pope Francis has not officially scheduled any trips for 2020. In his traditional new year’s speech to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy... (Read more)