Vatican http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33239/all en Pope Benedict XVI approves German lawyer to head troubled Vatican bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130215/pope-benedict-xvi-approves-german-lawyer-head-troubled-vatican-b Outgoing Pope Benedict XVI has appointed German laywer and financier Ernst von Freyberg as chief of the Vatican's bank, in what will likely be one of the last major acts of his papacy.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130215/pope-benedict-xvi-approves-german-lawyer-head-troubled-vatican-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vatican World Leaders Want to Know Europe World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Italy Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:38:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood and Paul Ames 5756659 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican's ancient library is set to go digital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/130308/vaticans-ancient-library-set-go-digital Religious scholars, rejoice: a look at the Vatican's massive library will no longer require a plane trip to Rome after a massive, 40-million-page digitization project is completed.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/130308/vaticans-ancient-library-set-go-digital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vatican Want to Know Europe Italy Science Technology Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:57:52 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5777119 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican apartments in Rome are neighbors to gay sauna http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/130312/vatican-purchased-shares-apartment-block-home-gay-sa In what can only be described as a case of bizarre bedfellows, the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples office shares an apartment building with the Europa Multiclub Sauna and Gym — a facility that proclaims itself the top gay sauna in all of Europe. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/130312/vatican-purchased-shares-apartment-block-home-gay-sa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vatican Strange But True Europe World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Italy Weird Wide Web Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:44:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5781255 at http://www.globalpost.com Black smoke again from the Sistine Chapel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130313/black-smoke-again-the-sistine-chapel Black smoke emerged from the iconic Sistine Chapel again on March 13th, as Catholic cardinals failed to elect a pope on the second day of the papal conclave at the Vatican.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130313/black-smoke-again-the-sistine-chapel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Pope Vatican World Leaders Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:45:48 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5782121 at http://www.globalpost.com Pedophilia is not a criminal condition, says South African cardinal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130316/pedophilia-not-criminal-condition-says-south-a South Africa's Catholic Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier, commented in a BBC interview that he believed pedophiles who had themselves been abused as children are not "criminally responsible," a stance that has swiftly earned the cardinal international condemnation.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130316/pedophilia-not-criminal-condition-says-south-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic Vatican Want to Know World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Sat, 16 Mar 2013 06:08:03 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5785138 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope creates 800 Italian saints http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130512/pope-creates-800-italian-saints Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony at the Vatican. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130512/pope-creates-800-italian-saints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Pope Vatican World Leaders Americas Europe Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Sun, 12 May 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Ellen Connolly 5836166 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope increases punishment for child abuse crimes in Vatican http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130711/pope-child-abuse-vatican-criminal-punishment The new legislation, a broader scope of current Vatican laws, now includes greater criminal punishment for child pornography and child prostitution.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130711/pope-child-abuse-vatican-criminal-punishment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> child abuse Need to Know Pope Vatican Italy Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:22:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5881575 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope Francis drives himself around the Vatican in a used Renault 4 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130911/pope-francis-drives-himself-around-the-vatican-used-renaul <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Francis has made no secret of his efforts to save money and reform the Vatican&#39;s finances and now he&#39;s found a new way <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24036965" target="_blank">to cut costs</a>.<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24036965" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p>The Pontiff accepted a gift of a 20-year-old car and will be driving himself around St. Peter&#39;s Square.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130911/pope-francis-drives-himself-around-the-vatican-used-renaul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vatican Strange But True World Religion Italy Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:17:00 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5931427 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Pope Benedict XVI denies role in child sex abuse cover-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130924/pope-benedict-xvi-denies-child-sexual-abuse-co <!--paging_filter--><p>Former <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/ex-pope-benedict-denies-covering-sexual-abuse">Pope Benedict XVI has denied playing a role in covering up the sexual abuse of children</a> by Roman Catholic priests. It is his first public comment on the scandal since resigning in February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130924/pope-benedict-xvi-denies-child-sexual-abuse-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vatican Want to Know World Religion Italy Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5943530 at http://www.globalpost.com