The Vatican

Rome is fantastic but as with every capital, it rarely shows the true national characteristics. For that you must scratch a little deeper. So if you get the chance, get yourself outside the cities to smaller communities.
Rome will always be an enigmatic and culturally treasured European city, but there are a number of reasons why 2015 is the year you should visit for the first time, and if you've already been, why it's time to go back...
The head of the Catholic Church has issued an apology for clerical sex abuses against children. Speaking to members of the
Scotland weren't the only Brits celebrating in Rome last Saturday. Whilst the Tartan Army was scoring points at the Rugby, people from all parts of the UK were at the Vatican watching Pope Francis elevate the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, to the College of Cardinals and I was proud to be there too as part of the UK's official delegation...
The Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country in the world, 74 litres per person, double that of
Pope Francis says that the internet is a "gift from God" - but we need to learn how to live offline, too. The pope, who has
It would be something only unimaginable to my mind, to receive a phone call from some stranger permanently inflicting me with the knowledge that my father had set himself on fire. On Thursday, a fifty-one year old man decided he would stroll into St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, pour petrol over his own body and set himself on fire for the whole world to see.
Somebody inside the Vatican allegedly downloaded a pirated version of Football Manager 2013, the game's maker has said. The
The Vatican's bank enjoyed profits of €86.6 million (£72.3m) in 2012, more than four times higher than in 2011, according
Pope Francis has told atheists they can be forgiven by God. The pontiff made the unprecedented gesture in a letter to a newspaper