The Vatican now has its first official athletics club, though training facilities are hard to come by in tiny Vatican City. Still, for the club’s members - priests, nuns and staff of the Holy See - it’s mainly the fun that counts.
The 500th anniversary of the death of Italian Renaissance master Raphael is marked with a blockbuster exhibition in Rome. Advance ticket sales for the show at the Scuderie del Quirinale have already broken all records.
The opening of the Vatican's archives from the era of Pope Pius XII is attracting worldwide attention. It is as much in the interest of the Catholic Church as of historians and researchers, says DW's Christoph Strack.
After World War II, thousands of Nazis fled to South America along so-called ratlines — often with the help of Catholic clergy. The Vatican is now opening its archives from the time. Will it be a moment of truth?
The Vatican is planning to get involved in two more competitive sports. The Holy See's sports commissioner, Monsignor Melchor Sanchez de Toca, spoke to DW about the Vatican's sporting plans and ambitions.
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