In the second week of Advent, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to have faith.
Pope Francis published new laws last Thursday concerning the administration of Vatican City State, including the establishment of an oversight body for monitoring regulatory and procedural compliance within the governorate.
Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England has declared 2019 the "Year of Holiness" in a pastoral letter marking the First Sunday of Advent.
Pope Francis has put his custom-built 2018 Lamborghini Huracan up for auction for a second time with all proceeds to go towards rebuilding villages devastated by violence and war, according to Crux. Lamborghini donated the white vehicle with gold stripes - to match the white and yellow of the Vatican City flag - to the Pope in November 2017.
A group of pilgrims from all over the world is preparing to enter the city of Katowice, Poland, to bring climate disruption to the attention of world leaders meeting for the 24th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
The impasse over changes to laws that will impact on religious freedom will continue into next year after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten rejected Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s offer of a conscience vote to settle the issue before Christmas.