Latest news: Vatican

Full text of Pope's in-flight interview from Africa to Rome

Nov 30, 2015 - 02:17 pm .- In a Q&A with journalists on his way from Africa back to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions posed by journalists from across the world. He touched on inter-religious relations, the role of the media, and his favorite memories from Africa.  

Pope Francis to journalist's condom question: the problem is much bigger

Nov 30, 2015 - 12:12 pm .- On a Nov. 30 in-flight press conference returning from his trip to Africa, Pope Francis said that efforts to push the Church to allow condom use to prevent HIV are too narrow and do not see the whole picture.

Pope calls Central African Christians, Muslims to unite against violence

Nov 30, 2015 - 03:28 am .- Christians and Muslims must unite against acts which “disfigure the Face of God” by promoting peace, Pope Francis told Islamic representatives on the final day of his visit the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR).

Pope to Central African Christians: Be artisans of renewal in your country

Nov 30, 2015 - 03:19 am .- During the final Mass of his first visit to Africa, Pope Francis called the Christians of the Central African Republic (CAR) to be missionaries in their nation, bringing renewal amid suffering, and hope for eternal life.

Pope advocates for peace, unity in Central African Republic

Nov 29, 2015 - 04:39 am .- After landing in the war-torn Central African Republic, Pope Francis urged the country’s leaders to work for peace and reconciliation, particularly through disarmament and a stable administration.

Pope Francis’ three words for Ugandan religious: Memory, fidelity and prayer

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:41 am .- Pope Francis wrapped up his public appearances in Uganda with an address to the priests, religious and seminarians of the country at the Cathedral in Kampala.

Like the martyrs, witness to Jesus with your life, Pope tells Ugandans

Nov 28, 2015 - 12:52 am .- Marking his first full day in Uganda with Mass to celebrate the nation’s martyrs, Pope Francis said the call to be missionary disciples falls on all of us, whether at home or abroad, with our families or among our enemies.

Full text of Pope Francis' powerful, unscripted talk with Kenya's youth

Nov 27, 2015 - 12:43 am .- An impassioned Pope Francis went off-the-cuff in a vast, widespread speech to Kenyan youth, touching on challenging topics such as how to stop youth from being recruited to terrorist activities.

Pope off-the-cuff to priests, religious: indifference makes God vomit

Nov 26, 2015 - 08:08 am .- Pope Francis tossed his prepared remarks aside for a meeting with Kenyan priests, religious and seminarians, telling them that if anything disgusts God, it’s the attitude of indifference.

Pope in Kenya: Interreligious dialogue not an option, but a necessity

Nov 26, 2015 - 02:15 am .- In light of recent terror attacks in Kenya and abroad, Pope Francis began the second day of his trip to Africa stressing the need for interreligious leaders to work together for peace.   

Pope to Kenyan families: 'radiate God’s love'

Nov 26, 2015 - 12:48 am .- Pope Francis Thursday praised Kenya’s traditional family values, particularly their respect for children and the elderly. He also made an appeal for the youth to use these values as a guide to ending discrimination and injustice in the future.

Trial begins for five accused in second 'Vatileaks' case

Nov 24, 2015 - 10:31 am .- On Tuesday a preliminary hearing of the five individuals accused of leaking and disseminating confidential financial documents was held in the Vatican, with the next hearing set to begin Nov. 30.

Pope names first Catholic bishop to oversee Anglican ordinariate

Nov 24, 2015 - 07:56 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, as the new bishop who will head the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States and Canada.

Pope Francis sends greetings to Africa ahead of this week's trip

Nov 23, 2015 - 04:38 pm .- Pope Francis sent two video messages Monday ahead of his tri-nation visit to Africa, speaking his intent to bring “consolation and hope” to the region while serving as a “minister of the Gospel.”

The Pope in a war zone – what his visit means to Central African Republic

Nov 22, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Francis' visit to the Central African Republic next week will be the first time he steps into an active war zone. It is a meaningful visit for locals which portrays the image of father coming to console his suffering children.

Pope sends condolences after deadly terrorist attack in Mali

Nov 22, 2015 - 11:41 am .- Pope Francis condemned the “senseless violence” of Friday’s terrorist attack on a hotel which has killed at least 22 people in Mali, and prayed for the “conversion of hearts.”  

Pope Francis: While worldly kingdoms dominate, Christ’s kingdom liberates

Nov 22, 2015 - 09:37 am .- In a world which employs “weapons of fear” and manipulation, the strength of Christ’s kingdom is founded in truth and love, Pope Francis said in his Sunday angelus address, during which he also remembered today’s persecuted Christians. 

Priests aren't mushrooms: Pope Francis' reflection on priestly ministry, formation

Nov 22, 2015 - 06:02 am .- Pope Francis on Friday spoke to a conference marking the 50th anniversary of Vatican II's decrees on the ministry and life of priests and on priestly training, noting priests' role as coming from the community and being for the community.

Cardinal Sarah on new book: I want to help people rediscover God

Nov 21, 2015 - 10:51 am .- At the presentation of his new book Cardinal Robert Sarah said that Western society is rapidly forgetting God, and expressed his desire to help people rediscover him through both prayer and witness.

Vatican charges five in leak of confidential docs

Nov 21, 2015 - 09:34 am .- The Vatican has formally indicted five people for the recent leak and dissemination of private financial documents, two of whom are former members of a Holy See commission, and two journalists.

Follow us:

Check out Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome