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Feb 25, 2021 - 08:00 am .- Witnesses at the fifth hearing in a trial for alleged abuse and cover-up at a Vatican youth seminary testified Wednesday to an unhealthy culture of ridicule and abuse of power, and said that reports of sexual abuse were ignored or dismissed by authority figures, including the cardinal in charge of St. Peter’s Basilica. 
Feb 24, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday named a specialist in aging to be his personal doctor, after his previous physician died earlier this year.
Feb 24, 2021 - 05:00 am .- A robust understanding of the right to religious freedom is being eroded in the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican’s foreign minister said in a video message to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday.
Feb 24, 2021 - 04:15 am .- Pope Francis expressed his condolences on Tuesday after three people were killed in an attack on the United Nations convoy traveling in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Feb 22, 2021 - 05:30 am .- The penance called for in the Christian life, and accentuated during Lent, can help us make sense of the sacrifices we have been called on to make during the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican cardinal has said.
Feb 19, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- A Vatican cardinal on Friday congratulated the new leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church on his election and said he hoped that relations with the Catholic Church would “continue to grow.”
Feb 19, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis said on Friday that participation in sports can help people to grow in holiness, stressing the importance of teamwork.
Feb 19, 2021 - 05:40 am .- The Vatican said on Friday that it expects to record a deficit of around $60 million in 2021 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 19, 2021 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis has given each member of the Roman Curia a book to include in their spiritual reading for their Lenten retreat this year.
Feb 18, 2021 - 08:30 am .- In a decree issued earlier this month, the cardinal who heads the Vatican City State said that employees who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when deemed necessary for their work could face penalties up to termination of employment.
Feb 17, 2021 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican’s Council for the Economy met on Tuesday to discuss the details of the annual budget for 2021.
Feb 17, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued guidelines on Wednesday for the celebration of Holy Week this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 17, 2021 - 02:00 am .- Italy’s new prime minister -- an economist nicknamed “Super Mario” -- has Vatican ties that date back many years.
Feb 16, 2021 - 06:10 am .- Pope Francis on Tuesday made several modifications to the Vatican’s criminal code, citing “changing sensibilities” requiring updates to an “outdated” law.
Feb 12, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis has encouraged people to have resilience in the fight against world hunger, drawing inspiration from the hardiness of legumes.
Feb 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- In approaching the penitential practices of Lent, Catholics can learn a lot from persecuted Christian communities, an advocate for Aid to the Church in Need said at the Vatican on Friday.
Feb 12, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to practice charity in Lent this year by caring for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 10, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis was presented on Wednesday with a historic Aramaic prayer manuscript rescued from the Islamic State’s destructive occupation of northern Iraq.
Feb 10, 2021 - 11:00 am .- At a hearing on Wednesday in a trial for alleged abuse and cover-up at a Vatican youth seminary, a defendant asserted his innocence, imputing abuse accusations to jealousy and divisions within the institution.
Feb 10, 2021 - 09:00 am .- A Vatican cardinal has responded to a German theologian who criticized him for opposing a proposal for a “Eucharistic meal fellowship” between Catholics and Protestants.