Lead Stories

Major stories that get to the pith of the situation.

From Pius XII to Vatican II: The Hidden History of a Key Church Epoch

Fr. Charles Theodore Murr, in this Interview Concerning His Book on Mother Pascalina Lehnert, Unveils the Mysteries of the People and Events in the Church in the Mid-1900s By Kevin Symonds In this interview, Inside the Vatican talks with Fr. Charles Theodore Murr, author of The Godmother: Mother Pascalina: A Feminine Tour de Force (2017). [...]

Vatican-China Agreement Is Up for Renewal

The Chinese government is stepping up aggression against religion; is the 2018 Vatican-China deal still working? By Christina Deardurff A number of Christian churches in Lu’an were left without crosses (photo from the BITTER WINTER website). Top, the buildings with crosses; second row, after the crosses were removed. Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli [...]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., On Coming COVID Vaccines

A picture of Kennedy and the logo of the group he heads, the Children's Health Defense group By Stefanie Stark, special correspondent for Inside the Vatican. As a family that supports freedom from government force and open debate, how can we condone government violence, censorship, and compulsory medical procedures which the Nuremberg Charter and numerous [...]

Acquitted! Cardinal Pell’s Conviction Overturned

Conviction Overturned: Australian Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after his conviction on charges that he abused two boys was overturned by Australia’s highest court. Pell here relaxes on the grounds of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Sydney April 9, 2020. (CNS photo/courtesy Archdiocese of Sydney) After 409 Days [...]

The Dreams of Francis in His Apostolic Exhortation “Dear Amazonia”

The Amazonian Peoples "Have a Right To Hear the Gospel," he says — and Lays Out His Vision for How By Christina Deardurff with Reporting by Vatican News Pilgrims travel on boats as they accompany the statue of Our Lady of Nazareth during an annual river procession and pilgrimage along the Apeu River to a [...]

Opponents, or Brothers in Spirit? The Relationship Between Pope Francis and Benedict XVI

  The fraternal embrace between two Popes, Pope Francis on the left and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the right. Former Prefect of the Congregation for the doctrine of the Faith, German Cardinal Gerhard Müller, has written an essay in which he defends the participation of Pope emeritus Benedict in the current debate over [...]

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