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Vatican’s financial watchdog highlights ‘increasing trend’ in reports to Promoter of Justice

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The agency said the Vatican compared favorably to other jurisdictions. Read more

Pope Francis returned to the Vatican July 14 after 11 days in hospital following colon surgery.

Pope Francis returns to Vatican after colon surgery

Jul 14, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

After leaving hospital, Pope Francis stopped to pray at the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Read more

Pope Francis blesses a child in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 13, 2021.

Pope Francis visits children on oncology ward of Rome hospital

Jul 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

The ward is located on the same floor as the pope’s suite. Read more

The fire-ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, July 13, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for more than 60 people killed in Iraq COVID ward fire

Jul 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope assured families of “his spiritual closeness to all affected.” Read more

Bishop-elect John Iffert of Covington, Kentucky.

Pope Francis names Illinois priest to lead Covington diocese in Kentucky

Jul 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop-elect John C. Iffert succeeds Bishop Roger J. Foys. Read more

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021

Vatican: Pope Francis ‘continuing planned treatment’ on 10th day in hospital

Jul 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A Vatican spokesman said ongoing treatment would allow him to “return to the Vatican as soon as possible.” Read more

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya.

Pope Francis: Late Congolese cardinal was ‘a man of justice, peace, and unity’

Jul 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya died in France on July 11. Read more

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021.

What’s behind a false rumor about Pope Francis resigning ‘in the next few hours’?

Jul 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

It caused a stir on social media. Here’s where it came from. Read more

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021.

Pope Francis will stay longer in hospital, says Vatican

Jul 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Vatican spokesman said the pope would remain “a few more days.” Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address from Gemelli hospital on July 11, 2011.

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from his hospital balcony

Jul 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

In his first appearance after having intestinal surgery, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus from the balcony of the hospital where... Read more

A get well card for Pope Francis from Giulia, a girl treated in Bambino Gesu Hospital.

Pope Francis and children in hospital exchange greetings

Jul 10, 2021

By Courtney Mares

During his hospitalization, Pope Francis has exchanged affectionate messages with the young patients in the nearby pediatric oncology and children’s... Read more

The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest.

Could Hungary find an unexpected ally in the Holy See?

Jul 10, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The country is under fire for a new law touching on homosexuality. Read more

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019.

Pope Francis says Christ is an example for South Sudan’s leaders as nation marks 10th anniversary

Jul 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

South Sudan was founded on July 9, 2011. Read more

Pope Francis gives an Angelus address from the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis to lead Sunday Angelus from hospital after intestinal surgery

Jul 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican said the pope “spent a quiet day with normal clinical progress.” Read more

Pope Francis listens to Haitian President Jovenel Moïse during a private audience on Jan. 26, 2018 at the Vatican.

Pope Francis offers condolences after ‘heinous assassination’ of Haiti’s president

Jul 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his home on July 7. Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg, at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2019.

Pope Francis names Jesuit cardinal to key synod on synodality position

Jul 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich will serve as relator general. Read more

Pope Francis pictured at the general audience at the Vatican April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis has further health scans in hospital after running a fever

Jul 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican said the pope was able to eat and move “unassisted.” Read more

In London deal indictment, what is missing has a meaning, too

Jul 7, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The unprecedented indictment of a cardinal and nine people in the so-called Vatican-London deal is noteworthy as much for what... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020.

Sea Sunday 2021: Vatican calls for dignified conditions for maritime workers

Jul 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pandemic has left 400,000 seafarers stranded since September 2020. Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address overlooking St. Peter's Square, June 27, 2021.

Bishops of Argentina, Uruguay pray for the recovery of Pope Francis

Jul 7, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

The bishops of Argentina and Uruguay expressed their closeness and prayers for the swift recovery of Pope Francis, who underwent... Read more