Pope Francis Says He Plans to Visit Argentina Next Year

An Argentine journalist who recently met with Pope Francis has said the pope plans to return to his native country next year, and that the pontiff again came to the defense of his predecessor, St. John Paul II, in light of recent allegations from a former Italian mobster.

Vatican: Bones Found at Cemetery Do Not Belong to Missing Woman

The Holy See Press Office said that the results of a morphological analysis of bones and bone fragments found at an ossuary in a Vatican cemetery concluded that none belonged to Emanuela Orlandi, a young Italian woman who has been missing for more than 30 years.

Empty Tomb at Vatican Raises Questions About Missing Bodies

The Vatican opened on July 11 two graves in the Teutonic Cemetery next to St. Peter’s Basilica in hopes of finding the remains of Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican bank employee who has been missing since 1983, and found that Orlandi’s remains weren’t there.