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Vatican challenged over secret deal with China

The human rights situation in China has "rapidly and significantly deteriorated" under President Xijinping.REUTERS/Damir SagoljThe Vatican has been criticised over plans to extend an agreement with the Chinese government on the appointment of bishops.  Vatican officials are reported to have told journalists this week that the arrangement, due to expire in October, will be renewed.  Reuters... Read more

Tour Guides for Vatican Museums Push for New Policies to Prevent Overcrowding following COVID-19

Tour Guides for Vatican Museums Push for New Policies to Prevent Overcrowding following COVID-19 VATICAN CITY (RNS) Being a tour guide at the Vatican Museums is a little bit like going to hell.Livia Galante, an experienced archaeologist and tour guide, described it as a bit like a scene from Dantes Inferno  filled with... Read more

Vatican Reiterates Two-State Solution as Israeli-Palestinian Relations Escalate

Vatican Reiterates Two-State Solution as Israeli-Palestinian Relations Escalate VATICAN CITY (RNS) Once again, the Vatican issued a statement reinforcing its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after the recently installed government of Israel announced plans to vote for the annexation of the West Bank territory.The Holy See reiterates that respect... Read more