Latest news: Vatican
Nov 18, 2018 - 05:19 am .- During a difficult time, it can be easy to see only the immediate problem; but asking Jesus to be the guide is the key to weathering the storm, Pope Francis said Sunday at a Mass with 6,000 poor and volunteers.
Nov 17, 2018 - 04:25 pm .- The Vatican’s nativity scene will be a little bit different this year. In a departure from the traditional Neapolitan or Maltese figures of recent years, the scene of Christ’s birth will be entirely sculpted from sand.
Nov 17, 2018 - 05:34 am .- In the face of the difficulties of the modern-age, artists and theologians need the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – the source of joy and hope, Pope Francis said Saturday, during the awarding of the 2018 Ratzinger Prize.
Nov 16, 2018 - 06:56 pm .- Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling abuse allegations against bishops, CNA has learned.
Nov 16, 2018 - 06:27 pm .- Catholic leaders are open to discussing with the Italian government a court ruling saying Italy has the right to recover millions of dollars from the Church from a previous tax exemption.
Nov 16, 2018 - 02:06 pm .- There is the bloody martyrdom of Christians killed for their faith, but also another “martyrdom” which takes place when religious freedom is unjustly limited, Pope Francis said Friday in an audience with a group which assists the Church in the Holy Land.
Nov 16, 2018 - 11:18 am .- Pope Francis visited Friday the temporary medical clinics serving Rome’s poor and homeless in St. Peter's Square this week.
Nov 15, 2018 - 04:13 pm .- Pope Francis encouraged the community of the Pontifical Latin American College Thursday to avoid cultural fragmentation and to be close to their people.
Nov 15, 2018 - 10:31 am .- Pope Francis and XVI have written letters lending their support to a Vatican-sponsored conference on the risks posed to fundamental human rights.
Nov 14, 2018 - 05:24 am .- Christians are called to not only refrain from telling falsehoods, but to conduct their entire lives – both words and actions – as a witness to the Truth that is Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Nov 13, 2018 - 10:46 am .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò sent Tuesday a message to the bishops of the United States, who are holding a plenary assembly, encouraging them to act as courageous shepherds in the face of the sex abuse crisis.
Nov 13, 2018 - 09:35 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta as adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Nov 13, 2018 - 04:45 am .- Pope Francis will head to two cities in Morocco March 30-31, 2019, the Vatican announced Tuesday.
Nov 12, 2018 - 11:01 am .- The artwork featured on the Vatican’s postage stamps for Christmas 2018 were painted by a man serving a life-sentence in a Milanese prison.
Nov 12, 2018 - 10:26 am .- Pope Francis told a group of scientists Monday to use their knowledge for the benefit of all humanity, especially at the service of those people who are most often disregarded by most of society.
Nov 11, 2018 - 05:22 am .- The bells of St. Peter’s Basilica rang out in unison with thousands of other church bells around the world Sunday afternoon as Pope Francis commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I.
Nov 9, 2018 - 10:18 am .- Catholic journalists should be guided not by despair and negativity, but by a commitment to sharing the beauty of the human person, Pope Francis told a group of media students Friday.
Nov 8, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis appointed Thursday two lay lawyers to tribunals of the Holy See and Vatican City.
Nov 8, 2018 - 10:00 am .- Pope Francis Thursday approved the beatification of American Br. James Miller, who was martyred in 1982 in Guatemala.
Nov 7, 2018 - 12:29 pm .- Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, told journalists Wednesday that the order of knighthood is committed to providing good educational opportunities in the Holy Land to help Christians remain in their homeland.