Pope Francis: He encouraged 57-year-old former priest Daniel Pittet to tell his story  of clerical sex abuse  more widely after meeting him. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty

Pope Francis has described clerical sex abuse as “diabolic sacrifice” in the preface of a new book. I Forgive You, Father, by former Swiss priest Dani(...)

St Peter’s Square, Vatican City. Opponents of a planned McDonald’s restaurant in a Vatican building have received support from a group of cardinals living above the proposed site. File photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

Opponents of what would be the first McDonald’s restaurant to open in a Vatican building within sight of St Peter’s Square have received support from (...)

Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi at  the Vatican City after a verdict in the the “Vatileaks” trial. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

A Vatican court on Thursday cleared two Italian journalists who had been charged with publishing leaked documents that claimed the headquarters of the(...)

Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi, public relations expert Francesca Chaouqui and Msgr Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda sit during their trial in the Vatican, in this file picture from November 2015. Photograph: L’Osservatore Romano/AP

The more you attend the so-called Vatileaks 2 trial in the Vatican, the more it seems the whole thing has been dreamed up by a Dan Brown wannabe. For(...)

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone: says he spent €300,000 of his own money on apartment renovation. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

The Vatican has opened an investigation into the €422,000 renovation of the apartment of its former secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. (...)

  Msgr Lucio Ángel Vallejo Balda  with Francesca Chaouqui in this file photograph taken in 2014.The Vatican has arrested Msgr Vallejo and Ms Chaouqui for allegedly stealing and leaking classified documents. Photograph: Umberto Pizziumberto/Getty Images

The Vatileaks 2 trial in a Vatican City court took a bizarre turn yesterday when Italian media reported one of the chief defendants, Spanish Msgr Luci(...)

Lay consultant Francesca Chaouqui and Spanish monsignor Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda: pair are among the five on trial. Photograph:  Umberto Pizzi/AFP/Getty Images

The potentially embarrassing, so-called Vatileaks 2 trial is scheduled to reconvene in the Vatican on Saturday morning. This is the Vatican City sta(...)

Journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi, lay consultant Francesca Chaouqui bd   Spanish monsignor Angel Lucio Vallejo Balda at their trial in  the Vatican in November 24th. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

A Vatican trial into the theft of confidential Holy See documents was postponed on Monday until December 7th, dashing church hopes of wrappin(...)

Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi and PR consultant Francesca Chaouqui   during the Vatileaks 2 trial in the Vatican. Photograph: EPA/L’Osservatore Romano

The ongoing Vatican City trial into the theft of confidential Holy See documents, popularly known as Vatileaks 2, took a sensational turn this (...)

Writers Gianluigi Nuzzi (right) and Emiliano Fittipaldi. Photograph: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Luca Bruno, file

For the second time in three years, the Holy See this morning sees the opening of a Vatican City trial investigating the internal theft of confidentia(...)

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