Tomb of John Paul II is opened on eve of beatification

His casket is placed before the tomb of St Peter Pope John Paul II’s tomb was opened yesterday and his casket removed in preparation for veneration after his beatification tomorrow. During a brief ceremony, top Vatican officials and a handful of the pope’s former aides sang a litany in the grotto of St Peter’s Basilica… Continue reading Tomb of John Paul II is opened on eve of beatification

Pope's pregnant receptionist found dead in her home

34-year-old pregnant Miriam Wuolou, who worked as a receptionist in the Pope’s residential home, the Domus Santa Marta guest house was found dead in her home on the outskirts of Rome. Miriam had worked at the Santa Marta guesthouse for 4 years. The lady of Eritrean origin was seven-months pregnant. She was discovered lying dead… Continue reading Pope's pregnant receptionist found dead in her home

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi retires as head of Vatican's communication infrastructure

73-year-old Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi who has served as head of the Vatican’s communication infrastructure since 1991 as its program director and since 2005 as its general director will be retiring on Feb.29. He will be succeeded by an Italian layman, Giacomo Ghisani, who is also the vice-general director of the secretariat, he will be… Continue reading Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi retires as head of Vatican's communication infrastructure

Controversial book reveals Vatican’s Financial mismanagement.

The Vatican announced Nov. 2 that authorities arrested a Vatican official and a former lay consultant, both former members of a papal commission set up to gather information and make reform recommendations for allegedly leaking documents to an Italian journalist who has announced plans to publish them in a book. Msgr. Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda… Continue reading Controversial book reveals Vatican’s Financial mismanagement.