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The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has affirmed Church support for human rights at a major conference in Rome.
Pope Francis has warned Christians against turning their faith into a rigid ideology that betrays the gospel's transformative love.
The Vatican nuncio to the United Nations has said that a military strike on Syria is unjustified and will create a "humanitarian disaster".
Scientist Guy Consolmagno SJ from the Vatican Observatory will give the first in an autumn series of talks at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh On Saturday 14 September 2013.
The Vatican's official daily has criticised global powers presently preparing for direct military action against Syria.
Pope Francis has called for an end to the fighting in Syria, and for moves towards diplomatic and political rather than military solutions in the region.
A leading Scottish Catholic academic, commentator and Vatican adviser says the Cardinal O'Brien affair provides an opportunity for the Church to reform itself.
At an inter-religious service organized by the Vatican, a church leader has advocated “expressions for peace and the mutual respect for the dignity of the other”.
Catholic bishops in England and Wales have been in touch with the Holy See to ask if a papal honour given to Jimmy Savile can be rescinded posthumously.
The World Council of Churches has sent a warm message to the general assembly of bishops of the Catholic Church on the anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.