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Gianluigi Torzi is said to be a middleman in 2018, during the final stages of the sale of a luxury apartment building on London's Sloane Avenue to the Vatican's Secretariat of State
But the pontiff also condemns the violence that followed George Floyd's death in the city of Minneapolis as 'self-destructive and self-defeating'
With the pontiff now set to return to the window, police will be on hand to ensure that believers and onlookers observe social distancing rules, says the Holy See
'I share the joy of those communities who can finally reunite as liturgical assemblies, a sign of hope for all society,' Pope Francis says on Sunday during his live-streamed prayer
Here is a timeline with videos showing the way COVID-19 has affected the Vatican
Many of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics are observing the sacred days under home confinement
Here is the full text of Pope Francis' homily at his Extraordinary 'Urbi et Orbi' to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic
The 83-year-old pontiff has remained largely secluded at his residence since coming down with a cold late February
Italian newspapers say the 83-year-old Pope Francis has remained largely secluded at his residence since coming down with a cold at the end of last month
The Vatican says all general audiences and the Angelus presided over by Pope Francis will be livestreamed until April 12
A Vatican source clarifies that anyone who expresses a wish to pray at the basilica can still pass through the police barrier and walk onto the main square
The Holy See says the measures will remain in place until April 3 'in order to halt the spread of the coronavirus'
The Vatican releases pictures showing bishops seated in armchairs spaced a meter apart, in keeping with Italian government regulations aimed at fighting an illness that has killed 366 people in Italy in just over two weeks
The Pope, who suffered from cough, is also pulling out of an annual spiritual retreat south of Rome to stay at home and get well
Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin is the most senior French priest to be caught up in a global pedophilia scandal that has seen clergy hauled before courts from Argentina to Australia
Some offices of the Secretariate of State – the Vatican's central government – are 'closed as a precaution following a suspected case of COVID-19'
Why did Pius XII stay silent during the extermination of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust?
This comes as Italy grapples with the largest outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe. But the Vatican makes no reference to the disease in its announcement.
The pontiff very rarely cancels an appointment in his busy schedule
As the 'emeritus' Pope Benedict XVI continues in his retirement to write on the great themes of the Church, friction has arisen, most recently over the topic of married priests
The visit, to both the main island of Malta and the archipelago's island of Gozo, is the pontiff's first announced journey for 2020
The head of the Vatican's press center, Matteo Bruni, quotes Pope Francis as saying: 'Personally I think that celibacy is a gift to the Church. Secondly, I don't think optional celibacy should be allowed. No.'
'I cannot keep silent!' Benedict writes in a book, which follows an extraordinary meeting of bishops last year that recommended the ordination of married men in certain circumstances
French investigators have looked into claims made against former ambassador to France Luigi Venture, who has denied the allegations of sexual abuse
Pope Francis confesses he had 'lost patience' with the admirer who had grabbed his hand
Theodore McCarrick, who faces accusations of sexual harassment, sent checks totaling more than $600,000 to clerics in Rome and elsewhere
Pope Francis limits the college dean's term to two five-year terms – a change from current rules that allow the dean to remain in post as long as he chooses
'We are no longer the only ones today to produce culture, neither the first nor the most listened to,' says Pope Francis
So-called pontifical secrecy is a rule of confidentiality designed to protect sensitive information related to the governance of the Roman Catholic Church
The Simbang Gabi has already been held 4 times in Saint Peter’s Basilica, but it is the first time that a Pope presided over a Simbang Gabi
The new appointment of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle positions him ‘to be a possible successor to Pope Francis,’ says a Vatican analyst
Be happy to let him go, the Vatican's ambassador tells Filipinos
As the powerful ‘Red Pope,’ Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is expected to address hot-button issues such as the Vatican’s policy toward China
Pope Francis names Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as part of his 'Cabinet,' making Tagle one of the most powerful men in the Catholic Church
The Vatican says in a statement that it accepts the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone, from the Buffalo diocese in New York state
Here are some highlights of the Pope's four-day trip, which capped an Asia tour that also took in Thailand
Wearing headscarves and school uniforms, students assemble in a university auditorium to practice ballads specially written for the Pope, who is in Bangkok for a four-day visit
The Vatican statement says: 'Thanking him for his service in recent years (the Holy Father) has appointed his successor,' adding that Rene Bruelhart's mandate had expired
Pope Francis, 82, flies to Asia on November 19, where he will first visit Thailand and then Japan, including the two cities destroyed by devastating US nuclear attacks during the Second World War
'To say that the Vatican is at danger of default is false,' says Honduran Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, who heads a group of 6 cardinals that advise Pope Francis on economic reforms
(UPDATED) In a reversal of roles, the new envoy of the Holy See to Spain is a citizen of a former Spanish colony
Pope Francis will travel to Thailand from November 20-23, and then to Japan on November 26, the Vatican says
The pope is expected to be welcomed by tens of thousands during his visit
The pope's decision to visit two of the most impoverished countries in the world is seen as an act of solidarity from a cleric who was a frequent presence in the shantytowns of Argentina
The appointments come as the Argentine pontiff gradually shapes a less European college of cardinals
Under the terms of the deal agreed in September last year, both Beijing and the Vatican will now have a say in appointing Catholic bishops
(UPATED) The Vatican said the the ossuaries were found last week under the floor of the Pontifical Teutonic College after the shock discovery that the bones of the princesses had disappeared from two tombs in the Teutonic Cemetery
Matteo Bruni, who has worked in the Holy See Press Office since 2009 and coordinated the press on the pontiff's international trips since 2013, takes over from interim spokesman Alessandro Gisotti
(UPDATED) 'The last thing I expected was to find empty tombs,' says Emanuela Orlandi's brother Pietro, who has never stopped hoping to find his sister alive
The Pope says 'the weakest and most vulnerable must be helped...This is a tremendous responsibility, from which no one is exempt'