Vatican marks anniversary of the 1972 attack on Michelangelo’s Pieta

May 21, 2013

(A combo photo shows a detail view of the damaged Michelangelo’s Pieta and it after restoration works at the Vatican. Musei Vaticani/Handout via Reuters)

Church must help the poorest, not discuss theology over tea, Pope Francis says

May 20, 2013

(Pope Francis speaks as he leads a Pentecost vigil mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Three popes in Vatican as Egypt’s Coptic leader visits Francis

May 10, 2013

(Pope Francis (R) and the Coptic Orthodox leader Tawadros II pose during a private audience in the pontiff’s library at the Vatican, May 10, 2013. REUTERS/Andreas Solaro/Pool)

Pope Francis to review Vatican bureaucracy and its scandal-ridden bank

April 2, 2013

(St Peter Basilica is seen over Sant’Angelo bridge on the Tiber river in Rome December 12, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis includes women, Muslims for first time in Holy Thursday rite

March 29, 2013

Pope Francis washes the foot of a prisoner at Casal del Marmo youth prison in Rome March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Vatican denies Pope Francis stayed silent during Argentine dictatorship

March 15, 2013

(Newly elected Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, checks out of the church-run residence where he had been staying in Rome before his election. March 14, 2013,  REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

By-the-book Vatican braces for an unscripted papacy

March 14, 2013

(Newly elected Pope Francis I (2nd R) walks in the 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore during a private visit in Rome March 14, 2013. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

Vatican muzzles U.S. cardinals, conclave start may be delayed

March 6, 2013

(Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi of Italy arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Cardinals say will not be rushed into electing new pope

March 5, 2013

(Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, speaks during a news conference at the North American College in Rome March 5, 2013.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Women deserve bigger role in Catholic Church leadership, says key cardinal

March 4, 2013

(Argentinian Cardinal Leonardo Sandri arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi )