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Papal Swiss Guard keep cool heads with 3-D helmets | Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican’s Swiss Guard, the colorfully dressed mini-army that helps protect the pope, will have cooler heads now they have swapped their ancient metal helmets for ones made by 3-D printers. The new helmets, made of a thermoplastic, were distributed to the corps on Tuesday, the …

Chilean bishops meet Francis year after disastrous pope trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A delegation of Chilean bishops met Monday with Pope Francis a year after he threw his papacy into turmoil by defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering for a notorious sexual predator. The five-member permanent committee of the Chilean bishops’ conference requested Monday’s meeting to brief …