Pope Francis appointed Korean bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik as the new prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, the Vatican said Friday.
Pope Francis reaffirmed his willingness to visit North Korea, said a senior South Korean bishop Monday, recognizing the tremendous pain of the Korean people who have been separated for 70 years.
The Haemi Martyrdom Holy Ground, a sacred Catholic site in Seosan, central South Korea, has been proclaimed an official international pilgrimage site by the Vatican, the city government said Tuesday.
The Sistine Chapel reopened to public view last week for the first time since its November coronavirus closure, but for Gianni Crea, the doors to Michelangelo's magnificent frescoes were never really closed. Crea is the "clavigero" of the Vatican...