Vatican News

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis grateful for prayers as he recovers from intestinal surgery

Jul 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican said the pope’s recovery process was “regular and satisfactory.” Read more

A liturgy at St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, Arakuzha, India.

Pope Francis urges Indian Catholics to commit to uniform Syro-Malabar liturgy

Jul 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Syro-Malabar Church is one of the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches. Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall.

Benedict XVI praying ‘fervently’ for Pope Francis’ recovery from surgery

Jul 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis is recuperating at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital. Read more

Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, pictured on July 5, 2021, as Pope Francis convalesces after a surgery.

Pope Francis recovering in same hospital room where St. John Paul II was treated

Jul 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican said that the pope had “rested well overnight.” Read more

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople outside the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli Oct. 20, 2020.

Imam, rabbi, and Orthodox patriarch wish Pope Francis a swift recovery

Jul 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis underwent a three-hour operation on the evening of July 4. Read more

Pope Francis attends a Prayer Meeting for Peace in Rome's Piazza del Campidoglio Oct. 20, 2020.

Pope Francis to spend week recovering in hospital after intestinal surgery

Jul 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A Vatican spokesman said: “His Holiness Pope Francis is in good general condition.” Read more

A Mass said for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome held Oct. 25, 2014.

Traditional Latin Mass advocates appeal to Pope to protect Summorum Pontificum

Jul 4, 2021

A federation that advocates for the Traditional Latin Mass has appealed to Pope Francis to protect it, for those "within... Read more

Pope Francis stands outside a car during the general audience June 30, 2021.

Updated: Pope Francis ‘well’ after surgery on colon for diverticulitis

Jul 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has "reacted well" to a scheduled colon surgery he underwent at a Rome hospital on Sunday. Read more

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

Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit Slovakia in September

Jul 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will visit four Slovakian cities from Sept. 12-15. Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Why has a Vatican judge ordered Cardinal Becciu and nine others to stand trial?: A CNA explainer

Jul 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

CNA's overview of a Vatican finance trial announced to start later this month. Read more

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

Cardinal Becciu to stand trial at Vatican for embezzlement and abuse of office

Jul 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican court announced it will hold a trial in connection with the Secretariat of State’s purchase of a London... Read more

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, in Philadelphia, March 9, 2015.

Archbishop Paglia pleads with Catholic critics of Covid vaccines

Jul 2, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

During a press conference on Friday, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, called Catholics who are... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

Pope Francis discusses protection of Christians with Iraqi prime minister

Jul 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope and Mustafa Al-Kadhimi discussed the importance of protecting the Christian presence in the Middle East. Read more

The official logo of the 2022 World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Pope Francis: 2022 World Meeting of Families will include local gatherings

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said the meeting would be “a worldwide event that can involve all the families.” Read more

St. Peter’s Square.

Report: Secretariat of State official paid by Swiss bank for Vatican accounts

Jul 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Italian media have reported that the bank gave a lay Vatican official a “finder’s fee.” Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: ‘There cannot and must not be any opposition between faith and science’

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope was addressing an international meeting of scientists. Read more

Pope Francis takes part in a day of reflection and prayer for Lebanon, July 1, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘Stop using Lebanon and the Middle East for outside interests and profits’

Jul 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope hosted a day of prayer for Lebanon at the Vatican. Read more

Bishop John R. Manz, pictured in 2012.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of 75-year-old Chicago auxiliary bishop

Jul 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop John R. Manz celebrated 50 years as a priest and 25 years as a bishop in May. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on July 27, 2016.

Pope Francis tells Catholic business leaders to invest in the common good

Jul 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He encouraged “investing in the common good, not hiding money in tax havens.” Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on on Oct. 8, 2014.

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for July is for an end to polarization

Jun 30, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We must flee from social enmity,” the pope said in his monthly prayer video. Read more