The contrast between Pope Francis and the seeming privileges of some of those around him are clearly provoking a “nervous” moment in the Holy See. Photograph: Reuters

It was possibly a watershed moment in Holy See media relations. The scene was the Sala Stampa of the Holy See some 10 days ago. Australian Cardinal Ge(...)

Vendors have always held glitzy technology events to push new products and services, but seismic changes in the way enterprise technology is delivered(...)

Pope Francis leads prayers in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile

In a highly unusual move, senior Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi, intervened yesterday to deny comments allegedly made by Pope Francis to R(...)

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, the new president of the Institute for Religious Works, or Vatican Bank, during a press conference in Rome yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Angelo Carconi

It was halfway through yesterday’s presentation of the New Economic Framework For The Holy See when the packed hall of journalists began to laugh. (...)

French financier Jean-Baptiste de Franssu (left), new president of the Institute for Religious Works (IOR) or Vatican Bank, with predecessor Ernst von Freyberg (right), during a press conference after Holy See economy prefect Cardinal George Pell announced his appointment today. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

The Vatican said today it would separate its bank’s investment business from its Church payments work to try to clean up after years of scandal, and v(...)

Pope Francis has appointed a Dublin priest, Monsignor Paul Tighe, to a committee tasked with reforming Vatican media relations.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A Dublin priest has been appointed to a committee tasked with reforming Vatican media relations. Monsignor Paul Tighe (56), who is currently secretary(...)

Profits in 2013 plummeted to €2.9 million from €86.6 million in 2012 as the bank took huge write-downs to wind up investments made before the bank’s reform programme started and when there was less vigilance. Photograph:  Gabriel Buoys/Getty Images

The Vatican bank has blocked the accounts of more than 2,000 clients and ended some 3,000 “customer relationships” as part of a clean-up process that (...)

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi at a press conference in the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

Pope Francis yesterday met with six clerical sex abuse survivors in a historic Vatican meeting, the first of this pontificate and one marked by the A(...)

Pope Francis waves to thousands of pilgrims gathered below in St Peter’s Square as he delivers the Sunday Angelus from the window of his study in the Vatican City, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA/CLAUDIO PERI

Pope Francis this morning “humbly” asked six clerical sex abuse victims for forgiveness for the “grave crimes of clerical sex abuse” committed against(...)

Pope Francis: expected to meet six clerical sex abuse survivors this morning after Mass in the Vatican. Photograph: Luca Zennaro

Pope Francis is expected to meet six clerical sex abuse survivors in the Vatican this morning. In a meeting announced by the pope himself on the papa(...)