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.
Jan 14, 2021 - 04:50 am .- Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.
Jan 13, 2021 - 01:47 pm .- Brazilian Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, the archbishop emeritus of Rio de Janeiro and a theologian, died Wednesday afternoon after a long period of illness.
Jan 13, 2021 - 09:35 am .- Vatican City State began administering the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday.
Jan 13, 2021 - 04:02 am .- Pope Francis urged Catholics on Wednesday to praise God not only in happy times, “but above all in difficult moments.”
Jan 12, 2021 - 11:57 am .- A letter by Cardinal Pietro Parolin leaked to an Italian news outlet shows that the Secretariat of State was aware, and approved at its highest ranks, of the disgraced purchase of a luxury real estate property in London now at the center of a Vatican investigation.
Jan 12, 2021 - 09:00 am .- The Vatican gave guidance Tuesday about how priests can distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jan 12, 2021 - 04:45 am .- Pope Francis said on Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic had “exposed inefficiencies in the care of the sick.”
Jan 12, 2021 - 03:30 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will receive the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available, his personal secretary said Tuesday.
Jan 11, 2021 - 11:45 am .- On Jan. 11, Pope Francis published an apostolic letter issued motu proprio (which means “on his own impulse” in Latin), modifying canon law regarding women’s access to the ministries of lector and acolyte. He also released a letter to Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Luis Ladaria explaining his reasoning for the decision.
Jan 11, 2021 - 07:30 am .- On Sunday, Jan. 10, the internet was abuzz with false reports of an overnight blackout at the Vatican, accompanied by a series of claims concerning Pope Francis, the Italian police, and the FBI.
Jan 11, 2021 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Monday that changes canon law to allow women to serve as lectors and acolytes.