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From the Netflix documentary series, "Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi" | Netflix

Netflix Series "Vatican Girl" Offers up Conspiracy Theories in the Style of Dan Brown

Oct 20, 2022

The true-crime documentary series “Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi,” which premieres on Netflix today, suggests, among other theories, that “someone close to the pope” may have been involved in the possible murder of a missing teenage girl.

Holy Mass celebrated in Sao Tomé and Principe. Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Enters into Agreement with São Tomé and Príncipe on Catholic Church Recognition

Aug 20, 2022

The Vatican has signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe on the recognition of the Catholic Church and her ecclesiastical institutions as a “juridical personality” in the African Island country.

The Vatican Museums. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Full Vaccination or Recovery among New COVID-19 Rules for Visitors to Vatican Museums

Jan 13, 2022

The museums are a major source of revenue for the Holy See.

Sr. Raffaella Petrini meets Pope Francis. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis names Franciscan sister to No. 2 position in Vatican City State

Nov 4, 2021

Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Franciscan Sister Raffaella Petrini to the second-ranking position in the government of the Vatican City State.

People wearing face coverings walk past St. Peter’s Basilica. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Clarifies COVID-19 Vaccine Pass Rules for Employees, Visitors of City State

Sep 28, 2021

From Oct. 1, all visitors and personnel will be required to show proof of vaccination.

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Pope Francis Nominates New Prosecutor, Judges for Vatican Court of Appeal

Feb 5, 2021

Pope Francis on Friday tapped a long-time Rome prosecutor to be public prosecutor for the Vatican City State’s Court of Appeal.

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Vatican City Set to Launch COVID-19 Vaccinations This Month

Jan 3, 2021

Coronavirus vaccines are scheduled to arrive in Vatican City next week, according to the Vatican director of health and hygiene.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims wearing face masks at the general audience Sept. 30, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Vatican City State Makes Masks Compulsory Outdoors

Oct 6, 2020

Face coverings must be worn outdoors within the territory of Vatican City State to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a Vatican official announced Tuesday.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 26, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Appoints Extra Prosecutor to Vatican City Court

Sep 28, 2020

Pope Francis Monday named an Italian lawyer and professor of commercial law to work as an additional prosecutor in the Vatican City State’s court.

Skyline of the Octagonal Court in Pio-Clementino Museum, Vatican City. Credit: silverfox999/Shutterstock

Pope Francis Reforms Vatican City Courts With New Law

Mar 16, 2020

The new law provides enhanced safeguards for the independence of judges and prosecutors in Vatican City.

St. Peter's Basilica. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican Prosecutors Conduct Raid on Secretariat of State Offices

Oct 1, 2019

Vatican prosecutors seized documents and electronic devices in a raid executed Tuesday at the offices of the most senior curial department.