Last Updated: Aug 30, 2015

Pope Francis mourns death of 71 migrants who suffocated in abandoned truck

Vatican City, Aug 30, 2015 / 05:51 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented the death of 71 migrants – mostly from war-torn Syria – whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck on an Austrian highway, offering prayers for the victims.

Former nuncio awaiting Vatican trial died of natural causes, autopsy says

Vatican City, Aug 29, 2015 / 11:48 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Initial autopsy findings indicate that disgraced former apostolic nuncio Jozef Wesolowski died of natural causes from a “cardiac event,” the Vatican announced Saturday.

Vatican: Pope did not endorse 'gay penguin' book

Vatican City, Aug 28, 2015 / 12:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican has rejected claims in the media that Pope Francis is supporting a book on gay adoption, saying a letter responding to the author should not be interpreted as an endorsement.

Former nuncio Wesolowski, facing sex abuse trial, dies

Vatican City, Aug 28, 2015 / 10:10 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Jozef Wesolowski, the laicized, former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic who faced criminal charges of possession of child pornography and pedophilic acts in Vatican City has died at the age of 67.