Vatican News

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, April 14, 2019.

Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week 2022 at the Vatican unveiled

Mar 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope will once again preside over the Via Crucis at the Colosseum on Good Friday. Read more

A Vatican press conference presenting the new constitution Praedicate evangelium.

TLM typo: Vatican says ‘extraordinary form’ mention in new constitution was a mistake

Mar 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The new Vatican constitution was unexpectedly released on March 19. Read more

Pope Francis with members of the Roman Curia, Dec. 23, 2021.

Praedicate evangelium: Things you might have missed in the new Vatican constitution

Mar 21, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The new constitution marks a significant change in the philosophy underlying the Roman Curia. Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

How Praedicate evangelium changes the Vatican’s dicasteries: A CNA Explainer

Mar 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has promulgated a new apostolic constitution, Praedicate evangelium, which reforms the structure of the Roman Curia. Here are... Read more

St. Joseph and the Christ Child, by Guido Reni

Follow St. Joseph's example, Pope Francis tells priests

Mar 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has written a letter to the Congregation of Saint Joseph. Read more

Pope Francis led the Angelus for All Saints' Day from a window above St. Peter's Square.

Praedicate evangelium: Pope Francis reforms Roman Curia with launch of Vatican constitution

Mar 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

The long-awaited text replaces the 1988 document ‘Pastor bonus.’ Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis is inviting world’s bishops to join in Ukraine-Russia consecration

Mar 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope is asking the bishops ‘to join him in praying for peace and in consecrating and entrusting Russia and... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on March 16, 2022.

Pope Francis to Europe’s Catholic bishops: The blood of Ukrainian children stirs our consciences

Mar 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We would never have thought to see such scenes again,’ the pope said. Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

‘I am not afraid’ of the truth, says Cardinal Becciu in testimony at Vatican finance trial

Mar 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Taking the stand, the cardinal said: ‘I am here with my head held high.’ Read more

Pope Francis opens the 93rd Judicial Year of the Tribunal of the Vatican City State, March 12, 2022.

Why does Pope Francis inaugurate the Vatican City State’s judicial year?

Mar 17, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Previously, the judicial year was inaugurated by the president of the Vatican City State Tribunal. Read more

Pope Francis meets Latvian foreign minister Edgars Rinkēvičs at the Vatican, March 14, 2022.

Latvia’s foreign minister: The Church must keep its moral compass

Mar 16, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Edgars Rinkēvičs met with Pope Francis on March 14. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass for Peace in Ukraine at St. Peter’s Basilica, March 16, 2022.

Vatican cardinal celebrates Mass for peace in Ukraine

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Russia’s ambassador to the Holy See attended the Mass. Read more

A statue depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the parish church of St. Nicholas in Krapina, Croatia.

Latin American bishops to join Pope Francis’ consecration of Russia and Ukraine to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

CELAM said the Marian consecration was a cause of ‘great joy and hope.’ Read more

Pope Francis prays for children in Ukraine, March 16, 2022.

Pope Francis: After a nuclear war, humanity would have to ‘start from scratch’

Mar 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking on the 21st day of the war in Ukraine. Read more

Pope Francis in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima.

Pope Francis to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The consecration will take place on March 25. Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny takes possession of his titular church of San Michele Arcangelo in Rome, Jan. 19, 2020.

Vatican cardinal to make 2nd visit to Ukraine border at Pope Francis’ request

Mar 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Michael Czerny will travel to the Ukraine-Slovakia frontier. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Anima per il Sociale nei Valori d’Impresa association at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, March 14, 2022.

Here’s why Pope Francis is warning against the ‘temptation of activism’

Mar 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘If you want to be a “soul” in the world of business, do not neglect to take care of your... Read more

Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare in a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, April 27, 2021, after having been shot in Rumbek, South Sudan.

Pope Francis meets shot South Sudan bishop-elect at Vatican

Mar 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare was shot in both legs in Rumbek, South Sudan in April 2021. Read more

Pope Francis waves to crowd gathered for the Angelus at St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit to awaken your desire to pray

Mar 13, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Noting that the Gospel reveals that Peter, James, and John had fallen asleep prior to Jesus' Transfiguration, Pope Francis urged... Read more

Banner calling for the consecration of Russia is displayed during Pope Francis' Angelus in St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: In the name of God, 'stop this massacre' in Ukraine

Mar 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis called for an end to the “harrowing war” in Ukraine on Sunday, condemning Russia's reported attacks on pregnant... Read more