Vatican News

Pope Francis creates five new cardinals during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica on June 28, 2017.

Is Pope Francis about to name new cardinals?

May 27, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The last consistory creating new cardinals was in November 2020. Read more

Pope Francis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Pope Francis cites JRR Tolkien in essay on storytelling

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope referred to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ author in the afterword to a new book. Read more

Pope Francis addresses the executive committe of CELAM at the apostolic nunciature in Bogota, Sept. 7, 2017.

Pope Francis encourages Hispanic ministry in North America

May 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a video message on Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the Pontifical Commission for Latin America to continue its mission at... Read more

Pope Francis prays before Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2015.

Ukraine war: Catholics invited to join Pope Francis in praying rosary for peace

May 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican said: ‘All the faithful in every part of the world are invited to support Pope Francis in his... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Global Solidarity Fund in a room adjacent to the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, May 25, 2022.

Pope Francis calls for a Christian economy based on community

May 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking to members of the Global Solidarity Fund. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 20, 2022.

The Vatican finance trial is shedding light on the Secretariat of State

May 25, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Three recent hearings gave a fuller picture of the powerful dicastery’s complex operations. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 25, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘Ours is the age of fake news, collective superstitions, and pseudo-scientific truths’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Ecclesiastes. Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis: ‘My heart is broken’ over Texas elementary school shooting

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking at his Wednesday general audience. Read more

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy, in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

‘Bicycling cardinal’ is new leader of Italy’s Catholic bishops’ conference

May 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, 66, has led the Bologna archdiocese since 2015. Read more

Bishop-elect Erik Pohlmeier.

Pope Francis names Arkansas priest to lead Diocese of St. Augustine

May 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop-elect Erik Pohlmeier succeeds 76-year-old Bishop Felipe J. Estévez. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of Italy’s Civil Protection service in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall on May 23, 2022.

Pope Francis thanks Italian volunteers for helping Ukrainian refugees fleeing ‘absurd war’

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope thanked volunteers for aiding ‘refugees from Ukraine, especially women and children who have fled this absurd war.’ Read more

Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell.

Detroit’s new auxiliary is an archbishop and veteran Vatican diplomat

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell was the nuncio to Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Without mentioning Zen's arrest, Pope Francis says he is praying for the Church in China

May 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Caeli prayer on May 22, Pope Francis did not... Read more

Participants in Italy's pro-life demonstration in Rome on May 21, 2022.

Life ‘is always sacred and inviolable’ Pope Francis says

May 22, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis praised a pro-life event in Rome and offered comments defending the dignity of life on Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis greets a crowd of an estimated 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for his Regina Caeli address on May 22, 2022.

Pope Francis: Ask the Lord for the gift of peace

May 22, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

An estimated 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome on Sunday to hear Pope Francis' Regina Caeli reflections... Read more

Archbishop Teofilo Camomot

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Filipino bishop known for bilocation

May 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also approved the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini. Read more

Pope Francis met with members of the De La Salle Christian Brothers on May 21, 2022.

Pope Francis: Catholic schools should not be Christian in name only

May 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope spoke to the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Read more

Pope Francis enters the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall in a wheelchair on May 5, 2022.

Pope Francis’ health: Here's a timeline of his medical issues in recent years

May 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 85-year-old pope has faced several painful medical conditions over the last few years. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 20, 2022.

Witness thrown out of courtroom as Cardinal Becciu cross-examination continues

May 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Alberto Perlasca was asked to leave the room by the court’s president. Read more

Pope Francis became the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula when he landed in Abu Dhabi on Feb 4, 2019.

Pope Francis sends condolences after death of UAE’s Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed

May 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope paid tribute to ‘his distinguished and far-sighted leadership in the service of the nation.’ Read more