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Pope Francis warns against preachers who sow division online

Jun 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that these “new preachers” can be recognized by their “rigidity.” Read more

Mattia Villardita, a 28-year-old Italian who dresses up as Spider-Man, attends the general audience at the Vatican, June 23, 2021.

Why was Spider-Man at Pope Francis’ general audience?

Jun 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The man who met the pope dressed as a superhero has a remarkable story of his own. Read more

Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves.

Vatican economy secretariat issues regulations on new norms for awarding public contracts

Jun 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The new regulations “apply to all purchases of services, supplies, and works.” Read more

Fr. Pierre Najm presents Pope Francis with a crucifix made from debris left by the Beirut port explosion.

Pope Francis receives crucifix made from wood salvaged after Beirut blast

Jun 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The blast killed nearly 200 people and injured 600 others. Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Feb. 14, 2015.

Cardinal clarifies exceptions to ban on private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jun 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Mauro Gambetti said that requests from groups “with particular and legitimate needs” may be allowed. Read more

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis to elderly: The Church needs your prayers like ‘a deep breath’

Jun 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope released a message ahead of the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Read more

Fr. Andrew Small, O.M.I.

Pope Francis names new secretary of Vatican safeguarding commission

Jun 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Fr. Andrew Small succeeds Msgr. Robert Oliver as secretary for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Read more

Bishop George A. Sheltz.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of 75-year-old auxiliary bishop in Texas

Jun 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop George A. Sheltz has served as an auxiliary bishop of Galveston-Houston since 2012. Read more

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

Vatican intervenes in proposed ‘anti-homophobia’ law in Italy

Jun 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican believes that the law would violate the freedom of the Catholic Church in Italy. Read more

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

Argentine Bishop Zanchetta ends Vatican job at APSA

Jun 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

A source said that the bishop finished his service around 10 or more days ago. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, shortly after his elevation to cardinal, Nov. 19, 2016.

Cardinal Tobin appointed member of Vatican’s highest court

Jun 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis 12 new members of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura Read more

Inmates of a Rome prison met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, before making a visit to the Vatican Museums.

Prisoners meet Pope Francis before visiting Vatican Museums

Jun 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Inmates were accompanied by the prison director, chaplain, and officials. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: How often do we fixate on our problems rather than bringing them to God?

Jun 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus message this Sunday, Pope Francis offered a reminder that the Lord wants us to seek his presence... Read more

Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021.

Pope Francis: The humble service of a deacon tells of the greatness of God

Jun 19, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with deacons and their families at the Vatican and encouraged them to help their parishes to recognize... Read more

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