Latest news: Vatican

Jan 20, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis met on Wednesday with players of the northern Italian soccer club Spezia after they eliminated the fourth-seeded A.S. Roma from the country’s annual cup competition.
Jan 20, 2021 - 11:11 am .- In a message to Joe Biden on inauguration day, Pope Francis said he is praying the new United States president will make decisions which respect the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor and most vulnerable.
Jan 20, 2021 - 10:47 am .- The Archbishop of San Francisco on Wednesday stated his support for the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) president, who had noted areas of collaboration and concern with incoming President Joe Biden.
Jan 20, 2021 - 07:04 am .- As Joe Biden is inaugurated Wednesday as president of the United States, the U.S. bishops had prepared a statement saying they planned to engage the new administration on issues including abortion, religious freedom, racism, and poverty.
Jan 20, 2021 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis has asked members of the Roman Curia to make their own arrangements for a private retreat at the beginning of Lent this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
Jan 20, 2021 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for “the gift of unity” on Wednesday, saying that the devil always seeks to sow division and discord.
Jan 19, 2021 - 02:50 pm .- After the national March for Life announced last week it would be taking place virtually, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair has exhorted Catholics to prayer instead.
Jan 19, 2021 - 02:30 pm .- The Archbishop of Washington prayed for all victims of the COVID-19 pandemic at a national memorial service on Tuesday evening.
Jan 19, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Strengthening synodality is “the most important contribution” the Catholic Church can make to ecumenical dialogue, especially dialogue with the Orthodox, a Vatican cardinal has said.
Jan 19, 2021 - 11:00 am .- President-elect Joe Biden is expected to promptly roll back pro-life policies the Trump administration put in place, NBC News reported on Monday. 
Jan 19, 2021 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis sent a video message on Tuesday encouraging priests and bishops in their ministry during the coronavirus pandemic and reminding them of two principles which he said would “guarantee the growth of the Church.”
Jan 18, 2021 - 10:20 am .- Pope Francis said on Monday that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream “of harmony and equality for all people” is still relevant today.
Jan 18, 2021 - 09:00 am .- The Vatican announced on Monday that the trial of an Italian woman for alleged embezzlement would begin soon.
Jan 17, 2021 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that great joy is found when one offers his life in service to God’s call.
Jan 15, 2021 - 06:19 pm .- Pope Francis sent a telegram Friday with his condolences for Indonesia, after a strong earthquake killed at least 67 people on the island of Sulawesi.
Jan 15, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican court is due to hold a sentence hearing next week in a criminal trial against the former president of the Institute for Religious Works.
Jan 15, 2021 - 12:40 pm .- The United States ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, met with Pope Francis Friday as she prepares to leave Rome in tandem with the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Jan 14, 2021 - 05:45 pm .- Pope Francis might soon choose a new Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, to replace Cardinal Angelo Comastri, who turned 77 in September. His replacement, according to Vatican observers, may bring a broader generational change that could involve at least five Vatican dicasteries.
Jan 14, 2021 - 01:50 pm .- Cardinal George Pell welcomed Thursday Pope Francis’ inclusion of lay women on the Vatican’s economy council, saying he hopes “clear headed” women will help “sentimental males” do the right thing concerning Church finances.
Jan 14, 2021 - 10:00 am .- Vatican Museums are expected to reopen in February if coronavirus restrictions permit it, according to the museums’ director.
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