Vatican

A couple kiss in front of the Pantheon during a demonstration of supporters of same-sex civil union in Rome.

Protesters in Italy tell lawmakers it's time to 'wake up' and recognize same-sex unions

Italians have spent decades considering whether to legalize civil unions for gays. This week Italian parliamentarians may finally act.

Protesters in Italy tell lawmakers it's time to 'wake up' and recognize same-sex unions
Pope Francis arrives to lead a special audience to mark 50th anniversary of Synod of Bishops in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on October 17, 2015.

When the Vatican speaks on matters of doctrine, it will be in Italian

When the Vatican speaks on matters of doctrine, it will be in Italian
Nuns look on as Pope Francis arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on October 22, 2014.

American nuns get an unexpected olive branch from the Vatican

American nuns get an unexpected olive branch from the Vatican
Visitors to the Vatican often overlook the historical significance of the building's floors, which are frequently made from re-purposed bits of ancient history.

You'd better watch where you walk the next time you visit the Vatican

You'd better watch where you walk the next time you visit the Vatican