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Homeless people sleep in passageway near St. Peter's Square

Homeless people sleep in passageway near St. Peter's Square

Homeless at St Peter's moved on due to security concerns

22/09/2017 11:18

Regarding the recent news that the Vatican's Gendarmeria have moved on homeless people who sleep rough around St Peter's Square, the Director of Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke said that the measure was for reasons of “security” and “common sense”.

 

Delegates arrive at a High Level Signing Ceremony for the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Delegates arrive at a High Level Signing Ceremony for the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Holy See signed and ratified the Treaty on Wednesday.

Holy See ratifies treaty on the prohibition of nuclear arms

21/09/2017 12:19

The Holy See on Thursday became one of the first entities to sign and ratify a new treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.

 

Pope Francis with Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi of Bangui

Pope Francis with Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi of Bangui during his November 2015 visit to the Central African Republic

Vatican at UN calls for dialogue in Central African Republic

20/09/2017 12:04

The Holy See’s foreign minister has called for renewed dialogue in the Central African Republic, as well as more effective action to protect civilians of all religious groups

Archbishop Paul Gallagher

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See's Secretary for Relations with States, at the United Nations headquarters in New York

AB Gallagher at UN: combatting slavery is a priority

20/09/2017 11:05

The Vatican has told a United Nations meeting in New York that the fight against forced labour, slavery and human trafficking is one of the defining priorities of Pope Francis’ papacy

 

In this file photo, Pope Francis greets Italian young people in the Paul VI Hall

In this file photo, Pope Francis greets Italian young people in the Paul VI Hall

Vatican holds seminar on young people ahead of 2018 Synod of Bishops

19/09/2017 17:27

The Vatican released a statement on Tuesday regarding preparations for the 15th Ordinary Synod of Bishops to take place in October 2018, detailing the an international seminar on the condition of youth in the world, which took place on 11-15 September

 

Archive photo of a poster seeking information on the whereabouts of Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared in 1983

Archive photo of a poster seeking information on the whereabouts of Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared in 1983.

Press Office Statement on the case of Emanuela Orlandi

19/09/2017 11:02

The Holy See Press Office has published a statement regarding the case of Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared from Rome in 1983. 

 

Venerable Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van ‎Thuan of Vietnam

Venerable Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van ‎Thuan of Vietnam

Heroic virtues of Venerable Van Thuan celebrated in Rome

15/09/2017 17:34

A Mass was held in Rome on Sept. 15 to celebrate the heroic virtues of saintly Vietnamese Cardinal Van Thuan that Pope Francis recognized in May.