Category - vatican

  • February 15, 2009

    Concerned Catholics have launched a petition calling on the Church to consolidate the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, after recent papal actions that seem to point in a different direction.

  • February 14, 2009

    Secularist campaigners will be marching to the Italian Embassy in London today, in a demonstration coinciding with one in Rome against the Vatican's interventions in Italian, European and global politics.

  • February 5, 2009

    The New York-based International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) has welcomed the Vatican's call for a Holocaust denying renegade bishop to disown his reported views.

  • February 4, 2009

    Following vast international pressure and condemnation, including a sharp riposte from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Vatican says it is asking a Holocaust-denying bishop to publicly recant

  • November 29, 2008

    The Vatican sought to up its green credentials this week by switching on its massive electricity generating solar panels on the Pope Paul VI Hall. The development is one of a series of intended environmental initiatives.

  • November 23, 2008

    It caused international uproar at the time, but the Vatican has now seen the tongue-in-cheek side of the late John Lennon's 1966 claim that the Beatles were "bigger than Jesus".

  • September 24, 2008

    As part of a UN debate about the future of development in Africa, a senior Vatican representative has called for "authentic partnership" with the continent in tackling the many challenges of poverty and development.

  • September 16, 2008

    The Vatican has announced an upcoming international conference on "Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories. A Critical Appraisal 150 years after 'The Origin of Species'", to mark the Darwin celebrations and build the science-theology dialogue.

  • July 25, 2008

    The Vatican and Mennonite World Conference representatives who met in Rome in October 2007 to prepare theological reflections on peacemaking have made available the full statement and background material.

  • June 29, 2008

    As the summer holiday season draws near for many, the Vatican has issued a set of guidelines offering advice on how to make vacations more environmentally responsible and friendly.