Vatican News

Cardinal Michael Czerny, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, takes possession of his titular church of San Michele Arcangelo in Rome, Jan. 19, 2020.

‘Everything is connected’: Cardinal Czerny explains future of Vatican office for integral human development

Sep 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s office for integral human development is rethinking its work in light of the implementation of Pope Francis’ curial... Read more

Pope Francis meeting with Jesuits in Kazakhstan, Sept. 15, 2022

Pope Francis says that he tried to help Ukraine, Russia prisoner swap

Sep 29, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that he was involved in a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine. Read more

Pope Francis boards his flight to Geneva June 21, 2018.

Pope Francis to visit Kingdom of Bahrain in November

Sep 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican confirmed Wednesday that Pope Francis will travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain, a Muslim island nation in the... Read more

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

Pope Francis: The first element of discernment is prayer

Sep 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Prayer is the first element of discernment, Pope Francis said in his general audience message on Wednesday. Read more

A screenshot of the image at the Synod of Bishops' Facebook page

What’s behind the ‘woman priest’ Facebook post from the Synod of Bishops?

Sep 27, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A social media stir has greeted the image of a “woman priest” posted to the Synod of Bishops’ Facebook page. Read more

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Church and contraception: Experts expose errors in Pontifical Academy for Life book

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nine international experts have pointed out in an open letter the serious errors contained in a book published a few... Read more

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli to sing in St. Peter’s Square this Sunday

Sep 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Andrea Bocelli will sing at the Vatican this Sunday as a special guest for the inauguration of a new light... Read more

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021.

Pope Francis names new head of Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education

Sep 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced on Sept. 26 that the pope appointed Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça as the prefect of the... Read more

Pope Francis prays at Italy’s National Eucharistic Congress in Matera, Italy on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist teaches us to adore God rather than ourselves

Sep 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Matera, known as the “city of bread,” hosted Italy’s National Eucharist Congress. Read more

Pope Francis at the Economy of Francesco conference for young economists, researchers, and activists in Assisi, Italy, Sept. 24, 2022.

Pope Francis: Young people are missing the ‘spiritual capital’ that gives life meaning

Sep 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Look at the youth suicide rate, how it has gone up,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Alessandro Diddi addresses Pope Francis during the opening of the Vatican City State court's 93rd judicial year on March 12, 2022.

Pope Francis’ chief Vatican prosecutor retires; deputy prosecutor promoted

Sep 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The new head prosecutor, Alessandro Diddi, is also the lead investigator for the Vatican’s major finance trial against defendant Cardinal... Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

Sep 23, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In a new letter, Benedict XVI praised the story of a woman who lived “the inner drama of being a... Read more

Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Leading theologian sees a ‘rise in interest in Aquinas’ among young Catholics

Sep 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A new generation of young people are deeply invested in the study of St. Thomas Aquinas, according to Father Thomas... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with Punit Renjen, an Indian-American businessman and CEO of the multinational professional services firm Deloitte, during an audience to the participants of the Deloitte Global meeting on Sept. 22, 2022, at Paul VI Hall in the Vatican.

Pope Francis asks financial consultants to put people before business

Sep 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope spoke about the role of integral human development in the financial sector during a Sept. 22 meeting at... Read more

Giulia Cirillo gives Pope Francis a report from Catholics with disabilities on Sept. 21, 2022.

‘Full members of the Church’: Catholics with disabilities contribute to Synod on Synodality

Sep 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics with disabilities delivered to Pope Francis on Wednesday a report they prepared for the Synod on Synodality. Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis urges support for Hurricane Fiona victims

Sep 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has called on Christians to support communities in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Fiona. Read more

General audience with Pope Francis on St. Peter's Square, Vatican, Sept. 21, 2022

Pope Francis: ‘The cross of Christ remains the anchor of salvation’

Sep 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis on Wednesday said that offering Mass for the feast of the Holy Cross led him to think about... Read more

The facade of St. Peter is barely visible: A preview of the illuminated display.

St. Peter’s Basilica to light up with video projection telling the story of first pope

Sep 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Visitors to the Vatican in October will be able to see the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated with a... Read more

Pope Francis and Xi Jinping

Pope Francis extends a hand to China

Sep 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

While a trial against Cardinal Joseph Zen is underway in China, the Holy See continues to work toward the renewal... Read more

Jacob Matham's portrait of Leo XI, who reigned April 1-27, 1605.

The shortest papacies of all time? Pope John Paul I barely makes the list

Sep 18, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Blessed John Paul I did not serve as Roman Pontiff for long, but 10 other popes had shorter pontificates than... Read more