Pope Francis

Vatican Museums staff bring legal action over ‘unfair and poor’ working conditions

Nearly 50 workers have signed a petition raising doubts over safety in what is the first ever class action against the Vatican

Pope drops in on the Venice Biennale and visits the Vatican pavilion

Supreme pontiff praises Corita Kent and Frida Kahlo at women’s prison

Pope Francis returns Vatican Museums’ Parthenon marbles to Greece

The pope’s decision to give the Vatican’s three Parthenon marbles to the head of the Greek Orthodox Church comes amid mounting pressure on the British Museum to repatriate its marbles to Greece

Pope Francis addresses forced assimilation in Canadian tour amid calls for repatriation of Indigenous artefacts from Vatican Museums

Francis delivered a speech in Maskwacis as part of a week-long visit to apologise for the role of the Catholic church in the cultural genocide of Indigenous communities

Vatican opens contemporary art gallery in 15th-century library

"Cultures become sick when they become self-referential," says Pope Francis at gallery launch

Pope cuts pay for clerics but not for Vatican Museum employees

After pandemic revenue crash, Vatican slashes its spending but protects all jobs

Pope Francis, his crucifix and the Virgin Mary: miraculous or merely traditional?

Art history removes the numinous from art. At the Vatican’s Covid-19 blessing we saw it invoked again