Tag Archives: Vatican

News: U.S. Banking Failure Fallout, Moldova Foils Russian-Backed Unrest

March 14, 2023: Following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, is Joe Biden facing a crisis of confidence in US financial institutions?

Plus: political turbulence in Moldova, Nicaragua’s decision to suspend relations with the Vatican and a special interview with Estonia’s former president Toomas Hendrik Ilves.


News: Biden Meets EU’s Von Der Leyen, China’s Motives, SVB Bank, Nigeria Fallout

March 13, 2023: What’s China’s standing with the West after US president Joe Biden and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen meet in Washington? Plus: unpacking the Nigeria elections fallout, a roundup of Asia-Pacific papers and all the winners and surprises on Hollywood’s biggest night.

News: UK-France Summit In Paris, Vatican To Return Parthenon Sculptures

March 10, 2023: Can Rishi Sunak and Emmanuel Macron mend Anglo-French relations at their summit in Paris? Plus: the Vatican returns three Parthenon sculpture fragments, the latest aviation news and the final episode of our series lifting the lid on the world of espionage.

Morning News: Crisis In Tunisia, Vatican Trial, Climate-Changed Wine

The president has sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament. It is clear that the country needed a shake-up in its hidebound politics—but is this the right way? 

A sprawling trial starting today involving the most senior Catholic-church official ever indicted is sure to cast light on the Vatican’s murky finances. And how climate change is already changing winemaking.

Travel Video: ‘Vatican City’

Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Its Vatican Museums house ancient Roman sculptures such as the famed “Laocoön and His Sons” as well as Renaissance frescoes in the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling.