Latest news: Vatican
Nov 15, 2018 - 04:13 pm .- Pope Francis encouraged the community of the Pontifical Latin American College Thursday to avoid cultural fragmentation and to be close to their people.
Nov 15, 2018 - 10:31 am .- Pope Francis and XVI have written letters lending their support to a Vatican-sponsored conference on the risks posed to fundamental human rights.
Nov 14, 2018 - 05:24 am .- Christians are called to not only refrain from telling falsehoods, but to conduct their entire lives – both words and actions – as a witness to the Truth that is Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Nov 13, 2018 - 10:46 am .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò sent Tuesday a message to the bishops of the United States, who are holding a plenary assembly, encouraging them to act as courageous shepherds in the face of the sex abuse crisis.
Nov 13, 2018 - 09:35 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta as adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Nov 13, 2018 - 04:45 am .- Pope Francis will head to two cities in Morocco March 30-31, 2019, the Vatican announced Tuesday.
Nov 12, 2018 - 11:01 am .- The artwork featured on the Vatican’s postage stamps for Christmas 2018 were painted by a man serving a life-sentence in a Milanese prison.
Nov 12, 2018 - 10:26 am .- Pope Francis told a group of scientists Monday to use their knowledge for the benefit of all humanity, especially at the service of those people who are most often disregarded by most of society.
Nov 11, 2018 - 05:22 am .- The bells of St. Peter’s Basilica rang out in unison with thousands of other church bells around the world Sunday afternoon as Pope Francis commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I.
Nov 9, 2018 - 10:18 am .- Catholic journalists should be guided not by despair and negativity, but by a commitment to sharing the beauty of the human person, Pope Francis told a group of media students Friday.
Nov 8, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis appointed Thursday two lay lawyers to tribunals of the Holy See and Vatican City.
Nov 8, 2018 - 10:00 am .- Pope Francis Thursday approved the beatification of American Br. James Miller, who was martyred in 1982 in Guatemala.
Nov 7, 2018 - 12:29 pm .- Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, told journalists Wednesday that the order of knighthood is committed to providing good educational opportunities in the Holy Land to help Christians remain in their homeland.
Nov 7, 2018 - 04:47 am .- “If there is hunger on earth, it is not because food is missing!” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square Nov. 7. “What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution,” he continued.  
Nov 6, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The Russian Orthodox Church announced that it has withdrawn from a Vatican sponsored Commission for Catholic – Orthodox Theological Dialogue, in response to a dispute between Orthodox patriarchs in Moscow and Constantinople.
Nov 5, 2018 - 06:48 am .- Pope Francis strongly condemned anti-Semitism, recalling the living memory of the Holocaust in Europe, during a meeting with rabbis at the Vatican Monday.
Nov 4, 2018 - 05:13 am .- “I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they are Christians, and I ask Holy Mary to console their families and the whole community,” Pope Francis said Nov. 4.
Nov 3, 2018 - 07:00 am .- Nine cardinals and 154 bishops have died since November 2017, including Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston, and Cardinal Karl Lehmann, who led the German bishops’ conference for 20 years.
Nov 2, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Mother Clelia Merloni, a 20th-century Italian religious sister and founder of the women’s institute of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be beatified in Rome on Saturday.
Nov 1, 2018 - 07:44 am .- If a Christian wants to reach heaven, he or she should ask themselves if they are living for the pleasures of the world, or if they are striving after holiness with all their strength, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.