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Independent city-state within Rome, Italy

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Vatican City: Independent city-state within Rome, Italy
Vatican City, officially Vatican City State, is an independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. Established with the Lateran Treaty (1929), it is distinct from yet under "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" of the Holy See. With an area of 44 hectares, and a population of about 1,000, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population.

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In historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region

A Vatican document on Monday said the Church should consider ordaining older married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon, a historic shift which some say could pave the way for their use in..
Reuters - Published

Poland's bishops exhorted to do more against pedophilia

The Vatican's leading sexual abuse investigator on Friday urged stronger action from Poland's Catholic bishops who are under growing public pressure over a pedophilia scandal.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Vatican City

Cardinal George Pell appeals abuse convictions [Video]Cardinal George Pell appeals abuse convictions

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell has appeared in an Australian court for an appeal hearing against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s. Ed Giles reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Cardinal George Pell appeals abuse conviction [Video]Cardinal George Pell appeals abuse conviction

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell has appeared in an Australian court for an appeal hearing against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s. Ed Giles reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Pope Denies Prior Knowledge Of Expelled Cardinal's Sexual Misconduct [Video]Pope Denies Prior Knowledge Of Expelled Cardinal's Sexual Misconduct

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has denied he knew about sexual misconduct by former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick before the start of Church investigations that found him guilty. FILE PHOTO:..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pope Francis meets indigenous Amazon chief Raoni [Video]Pope Francis meets indigenous Amazon chief Raoni

Wearing his traditional lip plate and a yellow, crown-like decoration on his head, Amazon rainforest Chief Raoni Metuktire on Monday met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Pope Francis Reiterates Stance Against Abortion [Video]Pope Francis Reiterates Stance Against Abortion

According to a report by Business Insider, Pope Francis reiterated his stance against abortion, suggesting that the procedure should not be performed even when the fetus is deformed or gravely ill. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Pope Francis Appoints Women To Key Vatican Role [Video]Pope Francis Appoints Women To Key Vatican Role

According to Reuters, Pope Francis has broken with tradition and appointed women to a key Vatican department. Three nuns and one laywoman have been appointed as councilors in the office of synods. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Vatican hall becomes impromptu stadium as Pope talks soccer to children [Video]Vatican hall becomes impromptu stadium as Pope talks soccer to children

More than 5000 children attended the event called "Soccer we love" at the presence of the pope, who impressed everyone with his ball twirling skills, helped by a freestyler who joined him during the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Giro d'Italia teams unveiled [Video]Giro d'Italia teams unveiled

Simon Yates is looking to finish the job in Italy

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:21Published

Activists call on Pope Francis to implement Vatican's 'zero tolerance' policy for sexual abuse by clergy in Argentina. [Video]Activists call on Pope Francis to implement Vatican's 'zero tolerance' policy for sexual abuse by clergy in Argentina.

Activists call on Pope Francis to implement Vatican's 'zero tolerance' policy for sexual abuse by clergy in Argentina.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

 

Vatican condemns gender theory as bid to destroy nature

The Vatican condemned gender theory on Monday as part of a "confused concept of freedom", saying in a new document that the idea of gender being determined by personal feeling rather than biology was..
Reuters - Published

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