Vatican News

Pope Francis with a surprise visitor on stage at the General Audience in the Vatican on Aug. 17, 2022

Pope Francis: An alliance between old and young will save the family

Aug 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Wednesday emphasized the family’s need for healthy relationships and dialogue between the young and the elderly. Read more


Reform and obedience to the Pope: How two crucial meetings will shape the future of the Order of Malta

Aug 17, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The debate on the reform of the Order of Malta is entering a crucial phase on Wednesday: Two meetings are... Read more

A consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica Nov. 28, 2020.

What you need to know about Pope Francis’ next consistory

Aug 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday, Aug. 27, Pope Francis will place a red biretta on the heads of 18 bishops and two priests,... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address at St. Peter's Square, Aug. 15, 2022.

Pope Francis on the Assumption: ‘Do I believe that to love is to reign, and to serve is power?’

Aug 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Reflecting on the Visitation during his Angelus address on Monday, Pope Francis reflected on the raising up to heaven of... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during the Angelus Aug. 14, 2022.

Pope Francis: Faith is like fire, not a lullaby

Aug 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Faith is not a ‘lullaby’ that lulls us to sleep, but rather a living flame to keep us wakeful and... Read more

Pope Francis and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In phone call, Zelenskyy thanks Pope Francis for praying for Ukraine

Aug 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“Our people need support of world spiritual leaders who should convey to the world the truth about acts of horror... Read more

Father Capodanno with fellow Marines in Vietnam

In Rome, a setback for Father Vincent Capodanno sainthood cause

Aug 12, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Consultants to the Vatican office tasked with judging possible saints have recommended the suspension of Capodanno’s cause, though his backers... Read more


What is the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life?

Aug 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A controversy over a book and statements made on Twitter has recently drawn increased attention to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 10, 2022

Pope Francis: The desire for ‘eternal youth’ and ‘unlimited well-being’ is delusional conceit

Aug 10, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is “delusional” to try to stop the natural passage of time in pursuit of... Read more

Cardinal Jozef Tomko in 2018 at a shrine on Mount Zvir, above the village of Litmanová, Slovakia.

Cardinal Tomko, oldest living cardinal, dead at 98

Aug 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Jozef Tomko died early Monday morning in Rome at the age of 98. At the time of his death,... Read more

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus address Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Pope Francis: Put your trust in God and his care for you

Aug 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Do not be afraid — this is the certainty that your hearts should be attached to,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk at the Vatican, August 5, 2022

Ahead of trip to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis meets with Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Anthony

Aug 5, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, the new head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis speaking to participants of an Italian youth camp on August 5, 2022

Pope Francis calls on young people to turn to Jesus like Blessed Carlo Acutis did

Aug 5, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis told young Catholics on Friday that Jesus is not just a moral precept but a person and a... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address in St. Peter's Square, July 31, 2022.

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for August 2022

Aug 4, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray for small businesses during the month of August.  Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd in a wheelchair at his general audience, Aug. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis appoints nurse as his ‘personal health care assistant’

Aug 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis has appointed a “personal health care assistant.” Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Aug. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis calls for 'justice and truth' ahead of Beirut blast anniversary

Aug 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Lebanon will mark the anniversary of the Beirut port explosion with a National Day of Mourning. Read more

Pope Francis walked with a cane into Paul VI Hall for his Wednesday audience on Aug. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: Canada is ‘writing a new page’ in Church’s relationship with indigenous peoples

Aug 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that his visit to Canada was "a different journey” from the other international trips of his pontificate. Read more

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: 'Follow the example of Mary'

Aug 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged the thousands of young people gathered at Medjugorje this week to follow the example of the... Read more

Map of Kazakhstan.

Pope Francis to visit Kazakhstan in September

Aug 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope will attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan. Read more

Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of coveting wealth and possessions during his Angelus reflection in St. Peter's Square in Rome on July 31, 2022.

Coveting wealth and possessions blind us to the ‘true goods of life,’ Pope Francis says

Jul 31, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Covetousness is the “unbridled greed for possessions, always desiring to be rich,” the pope explained. Read more