Vatican News

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, pictured in summer 2017.

Benedict XVI: 95th birthday wishes from around world ‘made me very happy’

May 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Almost 3,000 people sent the pope emeritus congratulatory messages in 24 languages. Read more

A detail from a portrait of Pauline Jaricot (1799-1862).

Pope Francis praises courage of 23-year-old lay founder of mission society

May 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pauline Jaricot, founder of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, will be beatified on May 22. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 16, 2022.

Pope Francis offers guidance to young Christians in politics

May 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking to members of the Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the canonization Mass of 10 saints

May 15, 2022

By Pope Francis

"This is our strength: we are loved by God," Pope Francis said. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Pope Francis canonizes 10 new saints of the Catholic Church

May 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC) at the Vatican, May 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: Anglicans are ‘valued traveling companions’

May 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC). Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured on July 2, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin hopes Zen arrest will not complicate Vatican-China dialogue

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Parolin said: ‘I would like to express my closeness to the cardinal who was freed and treated well.’ Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in an international conference of moral theology in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: Family life more tested than ever before

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking to moral theologians. Read more

François Asselin | Charles de Foucauld

Charles de Foucauld: The miracle that paved the way for his canonization

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It began with a 50-foot fall inside a French chapel. Read more

The Vatican flag.

The Vatican and Moneyval: What’s changed?

May 13, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A European anti-money-laundering watchdog Moneyval has upgraded the Vatican’s status. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the First Nations at the Vatican on March 31, 2022.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit 3 cities in Canada in July

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope will visit Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit on July 24-30. Read more

Pope John Paul II collapses after being shot on May 13, 1981, in St. Peter’s Square.

‘Everyone was crying’: An eyewitness recalls the attempted assassination of St John Paul II

May 13, 2022

By Markus Vögele

David DePerro was 9 years old when he saw the shooting in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981. Read more

Prayer for Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on May 11, 2022

PHOTOS: Pilgrims honor Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesdays in May, the basilica is hosting a prayer service honoring Mary. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022.

Pope Francis: Low birth rate is a ‘social emergency’

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Italy, Europe, and the West are impoverishing their futures,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis visits a reception center for asylum seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, Italy, on March 24, 2016.

Pope Francis: Migrants and refugees have ‘enormous potential’ to help society

May 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the comment in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022. Read more

Pope Francis meets Kateryna Prokopenko and Yulya Fedosiuk in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022.

Pope Francis meets wives of Ukrainian soldiers fighting to defend Mariupol

May 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘You are our last hope. We hope that you can save their lives. Please don’t let them die.’ Read more

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

Vatican following news of Cardinal Zen’s arrest ‘with concern’

May 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy See said it was ‘following the development of the situation with extreme attention.’ Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica, pictured on March 19, 2013.

Bishop: New Vatican constitution gives value to Catholic bishops’ conferences

May 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Marco Mellino was addressing the heads of Vatican dicasteries. Read more

The canonization of John Henry Newman in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 13, 2019.

Who are the 4 women being canonized this weekend?

May 10, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis will preside over the first canonizations in more than two years on May 15. Read more