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Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Poland, July 2016.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: Christ frees us ‘from the seduction of idols’

Aug 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Have the courage to live your youth by entrusting yourselves to the Lord and setting out on a journey with... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 1, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The Lord wants a loving relationship with us’

Aug 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said that Catholics were called to leave behind self-interest. Read more

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican July 25, 2021.

Pope Francis thanks South Korea’s bishops for $1M COVID-19 vaccine donation

Jul 30, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope praised the ‘gesture of Christian charity, which really touched me.’ Read more

Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J.

Pope Francis mourns ‘authoritative biblical scholar’ Cardinal Albert Vanhoye

Jul 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The French Jesuit was the world’s oldest cardinal at the time of his death. Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014.

UPDATE: Surgeon provides details on Cardinal Sarah's robot-assisted surgery

Jul 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 76-year-old cardinal's urological surgery was performed with the help of the da Vinci robot. Read more

Vatican says 5th Catholic bishop consecrated under China agreement

Jul 28, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Li was ordained July 28, after being appointed by Pope Francis in January. Read more

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019.

Cardinal Becciu present at first day of Vatican finance trial

Jul 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Becciu is one of 10 defendants in the Vatican’s largest trial for financial crimes in modern times. Read more

Pope Francis to UN chief: World hunger ‘a crime that violates basic human rights’

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope called for a “new mindset” in the battle against malnutrition. Read more

Iran and Poland compete in the volleyball tournament of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Pope Francis offers blessing to athletes at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Jul 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

“In this time of pandemic, may these Games be a sign of hope,” the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus at the Vatican July 18, 2021.

Pope Francis: With our small offering, Jesus can do great things

Jul 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“It would be good to ask ourselves every day: ‘What do I bring to Jesus today?’” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis greets an elderly woman during his general audience Dec. 19, 2018.

Pope Francis on Grandparents’ Day: Elderly are not ‘leftovers from life’

Jul 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I worry when I see a society full of people in constant motion, too caught up in their own affairs... Read more

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of APSA.

Vatican increasing ‘liquid’ assets as it faces financial impact of pandemic, economic officials say

Jul 24, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican's balance sheet showed a deficit of $78 million in 2020. Read more

Pontificio Sant'Anselmo, Rome

The increasing influence of the liturgical school Sant’Anselmo in the Vatican

Jul 22, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The new secretary and undersecretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship both have studied at the Pontificio Ateneo Sant'Anselmo,... Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops.

Cardinal Grech: Synodality is not a ‘fad’ of the pope

Jul 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said that synodality is “the form and style of the early Church.” Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on Oct. 4, 2014.

Pope Francis ‘deeply saddened’ by Baghdad market bombing

Jul 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The explosion at the al-Wuhailat market killed at least 30 people. Read more

The opening of the Amazon synod at the Vatican's Synod Hall,  Oct. 7, 2019.

Members of commissions preparing synod on synodality unveiled

Jul 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The synod will open with a “diocesan phase” in October. Read more

Bishop Daniel H. Mueggenborg.

New Reno bishop inspired to become priest after meeting Blessed Stanley Rother

Jul 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg has served as an auxiliary in Seattle archdiocese since 2017. Read more

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address at the Vatican.

Pope Francis says he is close to ‘the dear Cuban people’ after largest protests in decades

Jul 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

He made the comment in his first Angelus address at the Vatican since undergoing surgery. Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowds at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept 2, 2015.

Pope Francis to Friars Minor: Seek renewal amid declining numbers

Jul 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Members of the Order of Friars Minor are meeting in Rome. Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican abuse trial: Prosecution requests jail time for defendants

Jul 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The tribunal listened to lawyers’ closing arguments. Read more