Pope to hold Christmas ‘midnight’ mass at 7.30pm due to virus curfew

Pope to hold Christmas ‘midnight’ mass at 7.30pm due to virus curfew

Pope Francis' traditional Christmas Eve mass will be held two hours earlier than normal to abide by Italy's coronavirus curfew, the Vatican revealed on Thursday.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Why today is a holiday in Italy

Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Why today is a holiday in Italy

Man seized for stealing blood of Pope John Paul II

Man seized for stealing blood of Pope John Paul II

Pope warns Italy’s priests to stop charging for weddings and funerals

Pope warns Italy’s priests to stop charging for weddings and funerals

Italian churches resume mass for first time in two months

Italian churches resume mass for first time in two months

Italy’s churches to reopen for mass from May 18th

Italy’s churches to reopen for mass from May 18th

France demands Vatican lift envoy’s immunity over abuse

France demands Vatican lift envoy’s immunity over abuse

Pope compares child sex abuse to ‘human sacrifice’ at landmark Vatican summit

Pope compares child sex abuse to ‘human sacrifice’ at landmark Vatican summit

Church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’, cardinal admits

Church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’, cardinal admits

Pope says Church can no longer tolerate silence on abuse

Pope says Church can no longer tolerate silence on abuse

Historic church roof collapses in Rome

Historic church roof collapses in Rome

Italian church finds €36,000 stashed in confessional box

Italian church finds €36,000 stashed in confessional box

19-year-old arrested for impersonating priest to visit Milan Duomo for free

19-year-old arrested for impersonating priest to visit Milan Duomo for free

Mafia godfathers can’t be church godfathers, bishop rules

Mafia godfathers can’t be church godfathers, bishop rules

Married men could soon become Catholic priests, says pope

Married men could soon become Catholic priests, says pope

Italian priest faces defrocking over orgies in the rectory

Italian priest faces defrocking over orgies in the rectory

New quake in Amatrice hits 15th-century church

New quake in Amatrice hits 15th-century church

Pope says religious killing is satanic

Pope says religious killing is satanic

Catholic church plans ‘prayer day’ for sex abuse victims

Catholic church plans ‘prayer day’ for sex abuse victims

Vatican fires Mallorca bishop over affair with secretary

Vatican fires Mallorca bishop over affair with secretary

Papal commission to consider female deacons in Church

Papal commission to consider female deacons in Church

Rome workers unearth ancient baths and tombs

Rome workers unearth ancient baths and tombs

Fury after Italian priest denies autistic child communion

Fury after Italian priest denies autistic child communion

Huge Roman villa found under Amalfi church set to open

Huge Roman villa found under Amalfi church set to open

Italian paedophile priest pays abuse victims’ families €25k

Italian paedophile priest pays abuse victims’ families €25k

Priest with three kids is against marriage for clergy

Priest with three kids is against marriage for clergy

Vatican admits still ‘much to do’ to stop paedophile priests

Vatican admits still ‘much to do’ to stop paedophile priests

Church told to butt out of Italian gay unions debate

Church told to butt out of Italian gay unions debate

Italy ups security as beloved saint’s body moves to Rome

Italy ups security as beloved saint’s body moves to Rome

Italian priest used Grindr to find teen boys for sex

Italian priest used Grindr to find teen boys for sex

Migrant-saving bishop ’embezzled €180k’

Migrant-saving bishop ’embezzled €180k’

Disaster averted! Miracle blood melts (again)

Disaster averted! Miracle blood melts (again)

Mercy-themed Jubilee kicks off on Tuesday

Mercy-themed Jubilee kicks off on Tuesday

Cries of ‘inquisition’ as Vatican tries journalists

Cries of ‘inquisition’ as Vatican tries journalists

Pope ‘reinforced Roma and Sinti stereotypes’

Pope ‘reinforced Roma and Sinti stereotypes’

Italian conspiracies surround Pope’s tumour

Italian conspiracies surround Pope’s tumour

Priest begs faithful: give us your scratchcards

Priest begs faithful: give us your scratchcards

Italy’s Catholics support divorce communion

Italy’s Catholics support divorce communion

Pope weighs in over Italian church privileges

Pope weighs in over Italian church privileges

Uproar as Italian priest bans ‘call to arms’ prayer

Uproar as Italian priest bans ‘call to arms’ prayer

Italian parish offers parents €2k ‘baby bonus’

Italian parish offers parents €2k ‘baby bonus’

Busted at mass: Ischia’s fake priest

Busted at mass: Ischia’s fake priest

Turin shroud back on display after five years

Turin shroud back on display after five years

Priest defrocked over gay Facebook chat

Priest defrocked over gay Facebook chat

Italian church fined €1,300 for noisy bells

Italian church fined €1,300 for noisy bells

Italian priest abandons church for love

Italian priest abandons church for love

Parishioners jailed for robbing church wine

Parishioners jailed for robbing church wine

Priest quits church after affair with chorist’s wife

Priest quits church after affair with chorist’s wife

Italian sex abuse priest hangs himself in church

Italian sex abuse priest hangs himself in church

Sardinian priest issues skirt guidelines

Sardinian priest issues skirt guidelines

‘Atheist’ caught peeing on famed Italian church

‘Atheist’ caught peeing on famed Italian church

Frieze stolen from famed Florence church

Frieze stolen from famed Florence church

Rome braces itself for thousands of pilgrims

Rome braces itself for thousands of pilgrims

‘Good Pope John’ saved thousands of Jews

‘Good Pope John’ saved thousands of Jews

Becoming a saint in five not-so-easy steps

Becoming a saint in five not-so-easy steps

‘Miracle’ as Italian woman walks again

‘Miracle’ as Italian woman walks again

Man stripped in church ‘to show God natural self’

Man stripped in church ‘to show God natural self’

One year on: how Pope made Catholicism ‘cool’

One year on: how Pope made Catholicism ‘cool’

Italian priest accused of sexually abusing ten girls

Italian priest accused of sexually abusing ten girls

Blast hits French church as Hollande meets Pope

Blast hits French church as Hollande meets Pope

Italian priest flashed himself at two girls

Italian priest flashed himself at two girls

Catholic teacher in Milan arrested for paedophilia

Catholic teacher in Milan arrested for paedophilia

Italian jailed for fleecing church’s charity box

Italian jailed for fleecing church’s charity box

Human skull dumped in Rome church

Human skull dumped in Rome church

Machiavellian plot to steal church election

Machiavellian plot to steal church election

Villagers outraged after artist pulls down church

Villagers outraged after artist pulls down church

Are priests and nuns extravagant spenders?

Are priests and nuns extravagant spenders?

Woman ‘kidnapped and raped’ by priest

Woman ‘kidnapped and raped’ by priest

Italian bishop baffled by fake Facebook profile

Italian bishop baffled by fake Facebook profile

Italian villager reports parish for ‘noisy’ bells

Italian villager reports parish for ‘noisy’ bells

Italians turn to priests in times of strife

Italians turn to priests in times of strife

Churchgoers outraged by semi-naked woman ad

Churchgoers outraged by semi-naked woman ad

Pope: There’s a ‘gay lobby’ in the Vatican

Pope: There’s a ‘gay lobby’ in the Vatican

‘Muslim refugees can’t pray in church’: Italian bishop

‘Muslim refugees can’t pray in church’: Italian bishop

‘Cohabitation is worse sin than murder’: priest

‘Cohabitation is worse sin than murder’: priest