Latest news: Vatican

Apr 4, 2020 - 03:51 am .- Before we commit a sin, there were usually small temptations which we let grow in our soul, eventually making excuses for ourselves and our fall, Pope Francis said during Mass Saturday.
Apr 3, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Peter Turkson visited Rome’s largest hospital on Friday, encouraging staff and handing out rosaries blessed by Pope Francis.
Apr 3, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday sent a video message to Catholics around the world, urging them amid the global coronavirus pandemic to hope, solidarity with those who suffer, and to prayer.
Apr 3, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The Holy See has extended its lockdown measures through April 13, the Monday of the Octave of Easter, in accordance with Italy’s recently extended national lockdown
Apr 3, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Vatican cardinal hopes churches will reopen "as soon as possible"
Apr 3, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Braxton, names new Bishop of Belleville
Apr 3, 2020 - 02:45 am .- It is good to think about the seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who freely accepted her calling to be the Mother of God and our mother, Pope Francis said during his daily Mass on Friday.
Apr 2, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pope St. John Paul II embraced suffering with love, even during his illness, a cardinal and the archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica said on the 15th anniversary of the saint’s death.
Apr 2, 2020 - 06:40 am .- The Lenten Holy Land collection will be moved to September this year because of the suspension of public Masses in many places in the world due to the coronavirus, the Vatican stated Thursday.
Apr 2, 2020 - 03:45 am .- Mother Teresa's example should inspire us to seek out those whose suffering is hidden during the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said at his daily Mass on Thursday.
Apr 1, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The Vatican has asked priests around the world to recite a new prayer during this year’s Good Friday liturgy, and urged them to offer Masses for the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 1, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis offered a prayer for media professionals who are covering the coronavirus pandemic before his daily Mass on Wednesday.
Apr 1, 2020 - 03:09 am .- It is the Holy Spirit who leads us away from our sins and towards purity of heart, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Mar 31, 2020 - 04:15 am .- More than 11,500 people have died of COVID-19 in Italy after a total of 101,739 people have been documented by the Italian Ministry of Health as infected with the coronavirus.
Mar 31, 2020 - 04:14 am .- Pope Francis prayed Tuesday for all those who do not have homes to go to during the coronavirus pandemic, that people may be aware of this reality and that the Church will welcome them.
Mar 30, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Mar 30, 2020 - 11:16 am .- In a private letter to an Argentine judge, Pope Francis is reported to have warned that government decisions to prioritize the economy over people could result in a “viral genocide.”
Mar 30, 2020 - 09:06 am .- Six sisters in one northern Italian convent have died of coronavirus, and nine sisters are being treated in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Italian media. Coronavirus is spreading among several religious houses in Italy.
Mar 30, 2020 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis said Monday that the Church can trust in the mercy and justice of God.
Mar 29, 2020 - 07:30 am .- “Many cry today. And we, from this altar, from this sacrifice of Jesus -- of Jesus who was not ashamed to cry -- ask for the grace to cry. May today be for everyone like a Sunday of tears,” Pope Francis said.
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