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Pope Francis may continue to make changes in the Roman Curia

Jun 18, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the completion of curia reform approaches, Pope Francis would be moving towards some changes. The pope's next moves might... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: Do not forget workers pushed to the margins by pandemic

Jun 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis was addressing an International Labor Organization summit. Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states.

Religious leaders, scientists to convene at Vatican ahead of climate summit

Jun 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Faith and Science: Towards COP26” will take place Oct. 4 at the Vatican Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., pictured at the Vatican on Oct. 10, 2018 (before he was named a cardinal).

Cardinal: Religious freedom will be Europe’s ‘great problem of the future’

Jun 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We must be on guard,’ said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich. Read more

St. Peter's Basilica. Bohumil Petrik/CNA

Pope Francis appoints ‘ecclesiastical assistant’ for Vatican communications

Jun 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Luigi Maria Epicoco, 40, is the author of more than 20 books. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 16, 2021.

Pope Francis: On the cross, Jesus prayed for you

Jun 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The general audience marked the pope’s final catechesis on prayer. Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: Coronavirus recovery must have true vision for humanity

Jun 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

Rebuilding after the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to confront the failures of the past, including failures towards God and... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is moved as he recalls his grandfather at a Vatican press conference, June 15, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle chokes up while recalling grandfather’s migration story

Jun 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican cardinal said that visiting refugee camps reminded him of his migrant roots. Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.

Update: Meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden did not happen

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

According to Vatican sources June 15, there is no meeting currently scheduled between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden. Read more

Pope Francis addresses the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at their headquarters in Rome on Nov. 20, 2014.

Pope Francis: Help the world’s small food producers

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope made the appeal in a message to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience.

Pope Francis: Marginalizing the poor threatens ‘the very concept of democracy’

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

In his World Day of the Poor message, the pope appealed for a new global approach to poverty. Read more

Amoris laetitia webinar equips leaders to build up sacramental marriages in the Church

Jun 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, the four-day webinar centered on the question: "Where do we stand... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: 'All that is good belongs to God'

Jun 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

"Even the seed of our good works may seem small; yet, all that is good belongs to God and therefore... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen says possible restrictions to extraordinary form Mass are ‘worrying’

Jun 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Joseph Zen called possible restrictions to the celebration of Mass in the extraordinary form “worrying news.” Read more

View of St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis’ inspection of Vatican Congregation for Clergy one of many to come

Jun 11, 2021

News of the inspection emerged days before the appointment of the congregation’s new prefect. Read more

Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy.

Pope Francis names new prefect of Vatican Congregation for Clergy

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 69-year-old bishop is the first Korean to lead a Vatican congregation. Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

Vatican imposes term limits for leaders of ecclesial movements to stop ‘violations and abuses’

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The norms, signed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, come into force on Sept. 11. Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, commonly known as the ‘Vatican bank.’ Credit: Joi via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Vatican bank reports $44 million profit in pandemic year

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Institute for Religious Works is giving 75% of the profits to the pope. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Pius XI regional pontifical seminary in Ancona, Italy, June 10, 2021.

Pope Francis: Rigid priests are a manifestation of clericalism

Jun 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Clericalism is a perversion of the priesthood,” the pope told Italian seminarians. Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in January 2020.

Pope Francis declines Cardinal Marx’s resignation

Jun 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope asked the influential German cardinal to continue as archbishop of Munich and Freising. Read more