Vatican News

Pope Francis meeting with Roberto Benigni, Dec. 7, 2022.

PHOTOS: ‘Life is Beautiful’ actor Roberto Benigni meets the pope

Dec 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis enthusiastically greeted Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni at the Vatican on Wednesday morning. Read more

The Council of Cardinals meets with Pope Francis on Feb. 21, 2022.

Pope’s cardinal advisers discuss Church’s efforts to prevent abuse

Dec 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Holy See press office said Dec. 7 that the pope met with his council of advisers for a two-day... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience, Dec. 7, 2022

Pope Francis: Freedom is found in offering to God what is hardest to give up

Dec 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis spoke Wednesday about how freeing it can be to let go of the things that we are most... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Nov. 30, 2022

Pope Francis decrees better control of Vatican funds and foundations

Dec 6, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis issued a decree on Tuesday aimed at improving the financial accountability of funds, foundations, and other legal entities... Read more

Winter in Kyiv, Ukraine (2018)

Vatican holds thermal shirt drive for Ukraine

Dec 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s charity office is holding a drive to collect thermal shirts for people in Ukraine as they face an... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ, in an interview with EWTN in 2020.

Jesuit artist Father Rupnik’s ministry restricted following reports of abuse allegations

Dec 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A prominent Jesuit priest and artist had his ministry restricted, reportedly after an investigation by his religious order into allegations... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis: It’s never too late to begin again

Dec 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Let us not let this Advent go by like days on the calendar, because this is a moment of grace,”... Read more

The Vatican’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 3, 2022.

PHOTOS: Vatican Christmas tree lighting ceremony 2022

Dec 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A large hand-carved wooden nativity scene was unveiled in St. Peter Square on Saturday night at the Vatican’s Christmas tree... Read more

Pope Francis spent time in silent prayer in front of a nativity scene handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala on Dec. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis blesses Nativity scene made by craftsmen in Guatemala

Dec 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis blessed a Nativity scene on Saturday that was handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the International Day of Disabled Persons at the Vatican on Dec. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Church has a duty to welcome people with disabilities

Dec 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“There is no inclusion if it only remains a slogan, a formula to be used in politically correct speeches,” Pope... Read more

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Pope Francis’ watch auctioned off and proceeds set a world record

Dec 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The LaViolette Scholarship Foundation auctioned off a Swatch Once Again watch Nov. 30 that Francis had worn for much of... Read more

Pope Francis with members of the group Leaders Pour la Paix at the Vatican, Dec. 2, 2022

Pope Francis: The effects of the war in Ukraine are being felt all over the world

Dec 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Friday that the war between Russia and Ukraine is an example of the “globalization of problems” with... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 8, 2022.

Ukrainian archbishop appeals for release of Catholic priests captured by Russian troops

Dec 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Two Catholic priests captured by Russian troops are “being tortured without mercy,” the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Nov. 30, 2022

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for December

Dec 1, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December is for volunteer not-for-profit organizations. Read more

Father Silverio Ernesto Suárez, Major General of the National Police of Colombia

This Catholic priest fought narcos in Colombia, now he is to lead the peace process

Dec 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

This Catholic priest fought narcos in Colombia, now he is to lead the peace process Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall.

Pope Francis praises ‘fruitful’ theology of Benedict XVI

Dec 1, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Speaking at the 2022 Ratzinger Prize award ceremony, Francis said: “We all feel his spiritual presence and his accompaniment in... Read more

Charles de Foucauld

Charles de Foucauld, Catholic ‘revert’ turned saint

Dec 1, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

St. Charles de Foucauld was a soldier, explorer, Catholic revert, priest, hermit, and religious brother, who served among the Tuareg... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 28, 2022

Pope Francis’ trip to Africa rescheduled for February 2023

Dec 1, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has rescheduled his trip to the African countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan for... Read more

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The Vatican says it’s been hacked — again

Nov 30, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Vatican spokesman said Wednesday that the Holy See has taken down its main vatican.va website amid an apparent attempt... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu attends the Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals at the St. Peter's Basilica on Aug. 27, 2022, at the Vatican.

Cardinal Becciu and the twists and turns of the Vatican finance trial

Nov 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Recent court hearings have introduced a few revelations about the case as well as possible new accusations against the Secretariat... Read more