Vatican News

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our sins’

Jan 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope made the comment at his general audience. Read more

The Pontifical North American College is a major seminary in Rome that educates seminarians from U.S. diocese and elsewhere.

Judge dismisses ex-seminarian’s lawsuit against Pontifical North American College seminary

Jan 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former seminarian against the Pontifical North American College major... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Parolin and Archbishop Peña Parra test positive for COVID-19

Jan 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Parolin has ‘very mild’ symptoms, while Peña Parra is asymptomatic. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis sends aid to migrants at Belarus border and victims of typhoon in Philippines

Jan 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Super Typhoon Rai has affected more than 7 million people. Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch and Cardinal Mario Grech.

Vatican asks bishops to invite local Protestant and Orthodox leaders to participate in synodal path

Jan 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The letter was sent by Cardinal Kurt Koch and Cardinal Mario Grech. Read more

Pope Francis meets with ecumenical delegation from Finland on Jan. 17, 2022.

Pope Francis looks ahead to the 1700th anniversary of the Council of Nicaea in 2025

Jan 17, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis highlighted the upcoming anniversaries of two major events in Church history as moments that can help Christians seek... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Dec. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to offer their sufferings for Christian unity

Jan 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

During his Sunday Angelus address, the pope called on people to take part in the upcoming Week of Prayer for... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on April 25, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit reforms the Church through the saints

Jan 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that it takes saints to reform the Church and for this each Catholic is called to... Read more

Pope Francis is seen leaving a record store in Rome.

'We must not lose our sense of humor': Pope writes to journalist who caught him leaving record store

Jan 14, 2022

By Katie Yoder

After a journalist reported on Pope Francis’ surprise visit to a record store, the pope surprised him back — by... Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

10 things to know about Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Jan 14, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The 94-year-old is a champion of truth, Mozart — and cats. Read more

Pope Francis opens the Holy Doors at St. Peter's Basilica to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015.

Vatican unveils motto for 2025 Jubilee Year

Jan 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Preparations are already underway in Rome for the 2025 Jubilee, a special year of grace and pilgrimage in the Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on May 1, 2020, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Pope Francis: There is an urgent need for ‘spiritual fatherhood’ today

Jan 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope discussed his devotion to St. Joseph in an interview with L’Osservatore Romano. Read more

Pope Francis meets a delegation of the French Catholic Action movement at the Vatican, Jan. 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: Synodality is not a ‘search for majority consensus’

Jan 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking to French Catholic Action groups. Read more

The Vatican Museums.

New COVID-19 rules for visitors to Vatican Museums

Jan 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The museums are a major source of revenue for the Holy See. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for workers ‘crushed by an unbearable burden’ in COVID-19 recession

Jan 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

He led a moment’s silence at his general audience. Read more

Pope Francis is seen leaving a record store in Rome, Jan. 11, 2022.

Why did Pope Francis visit a record store in Rome?

Jan 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A photo showing Pope Francis exiting a record store gained traction on social media Tuesday as people asked the question:... Read more

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Is the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith undergoing a general overhaul?

Jan 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The exit of the No. 2 person at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith should be framed in... Read more

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

Pope Francis prays for victims of New York City’s deadliest fire in decades

Jan 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nineteen people, including nine children, died in the apartment fire in the Bronx. Read more

Pope Francis meets with diplomats accredited to the Holy See at the Vatican’s Hall of Blessings, Jan. 10, 2022.

Pope Francis laments ‘cancel culture’ in annual address to diplomats

Jan 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was giving his annual “state of the world” address. Read more