Catholic Dictionary

Term

OSSERVATORE ROMANO, L'

Definition

The Roman Observer, official newspaper of the Vatican, which began publication in 1861, at first unofficially and then semi-officially under Pope Leo XIII. The editors have been laymen. It is published daily, and more recently also a special edition on Sunday. Besides news of religious interest, it publishes documents, addresses of the Pope, reports and comments on political and social events. Weekly editions in languages other than Italian are also published.