Latest news: Vatican

Sep 15, 2019 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that God forgets sins absolved within the confessional.
Sep 13, 2019 - 01:11 pm .- Fidelity to tradition ensures a fruitful future, Pope Francis said in a meeting Thursday with a contemplative-missionary community rooted in the spirituality of St. Augustine.
Sep 13, 2019 - 11:47 am .- Pope Francis told members of a men’s religious order Friday that the first goal personally and in their apostolates should be an orientation of their hearts toward God, who is Love.
Sep 13, 2019 - 10:38 am .- The German bishops’ conference has responded to the Vatican’s intervention in preparations for a binding synodal process to be held in that country beginning in Advent. The conference said Friday that detailed criticisms from the Vatican’s legal department concerned older draft documents, and did not take into account changes made to the German plans.
Sep 13, 2019 - 05:11 am .- In a letter to Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Pope Francis has explained the unexpected gifting of a relic of St. Peter to the leader of the Eastern Orthodox Church in June, a gesture which generated controversy among some Catholics.
Sep 13, 2019 - 03:40 am .- The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November with stops scheduled in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Sep 12, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- As Pope Francis met Thursday with bishops ordained in the past year, he urged them to make time for an intimate relationship with God and for pastoral visits to people they serve.
Sep 12, 2019 - 09:25 am .- Pope Francis announced Thursday his newest initiative to form an international and interreligious alliance, which he described as “global village” to educate each child and promote care for the earth.
Sep 11, 2019 - 11:27 am .- Catholics and Muslims prayed in Vatican City Wednesday for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and of every act of terrorism.
Sep 11, 2019 - 10:59 am .- Amid calls for his resignation, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo remains firm in his conviction not to step down from office, even as Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York assesses whether to open an investigation into Malone’s alleged mishandling of abuse cases.
Sep 11, 2019 - 05:30 am .- Upon his return to the Vatican after a six-day trip to Africa, Pope Francis said Wednesday that he hopes the "seeds of peace" sown during his apostolic journey will bear fruit in Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius.
Sep 11, 2019 - 05:29 am .- Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's Sept. 10 in-flight press conference from Antananarivo, Madagascar to Rome:
Sep 11, 2019 - 03:28 am .- As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, at the time the director of the Vatican press office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II.
Sep 10, 2019 - 01:24 pm .- Speaking aboard the papal plane from Madagascar to Rome Tuesday, Pope Francis said he welcomes criticism if it is given openly, fairly, and with a willingness to be debated.
Sep 4, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, grand chancellor of Rome’s Pontifical Institute John Paul II, has responded to controversy over a plan to restructure the school’s faculty and curriculum.
Sep 4, 2019 - 05:45 pm .- Two cardinals have sent letters to fellow members of the College of Cardinals, raising concerns about the working document for an upcoming synod of bishops on the pan-Amazonian region.
Sep 4, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, a frequent collaborator of Pope St. John Paul II, has died at 96.
Sep 4, 2019 - 12:33 pm .- Pope Francis arrived in Maputo, Mozambique on Wednesday, kicking off a Sept. 4-10 trip to sub-Saharan Africa. The pope was greeted by government officials at a welcoming ceremony, with singing crowds lining the streets.
Sep 3, 2019 - 02:53 pm .- Taking care of the planet is ultimately about justice for the poor and about loving one’s neighbor as one’s self, a Vatican official has told CNA.
Sep 3, 2019 - 11:10 am .- The vice-president of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II in Rome has proposed a compromise between the university administrators implementing a restructuring plan at the school, and the faculty members who have opposed certain aspects of that plan.
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