Vatican News

Pope Francis meets participants in the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity’s plenary meeting at the Vatican, May 6, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘Barbarity of war’ should inspire new push for Christian unity

May 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Read more

Pope Francis greets the recently freed Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti at the Vatican, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis permitted spending $1m to free nun kidnapped in Mali, cardinal says

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

At the Vatican’s finance trial on Thursday, Cardinal Angelo Becciu said that Pope Francis had allowed spending up to 1... Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial is held on Nov. 17, 2021.

Cardinal Becciu questioned on investments as his former deputy seeks damages

May 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Becciu read out a 50-page declaration asserting his innocence at a Vatican finance trial hearing. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General on May 5, 2022.

Pope Francis encourages religious orders to ‘make their synodal journey’

May 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General. Read more

Pope Francis is pictured outside the Casa Santa Marta on July 1, 2021.

Pope Francis merges 4 foundations into new Vatican hospitality body

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

A papal decree, known as a chirograph, united the foundations under a new body known as the Domus Vaticanae. Read more

Pope Francis enters the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall in a wheelchair on May 5, 2022.

Pope Francis uses wheelchair in public for first time since colon surgery

May 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was pushed in a wheelchair onto the stage of the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. Read more

Pope Francis lays hands on a Bangladeshi deacon as he ordains him to the priesthood during a Dec. 1, 2017, Mass in Dhaka.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022: Pope Francis says ‘Church must become increasingly synodal’

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the comment in his annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations message. Read more

Sister Marie Lucindis Stock.

The story of Sister Lucindis, the nun who made St. Peter’s Square her home

May 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sister Maria Lucindis Stock died on March 11. This is her story. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the Vatican, May 4, 2022.

Japan’s PM tells Vatican of concern about human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

May 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Fumio Kishida discussed nuclear weapons with Pope Francis during a 25-minute meeting. Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 4, 2022.

Pope Francis: Faith is not something only ‘for old people’

May 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 4, 2022.

Pope Francis apologizes for not leaving his chair at Wednesday audience

May 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to stop among you due to my knee injury,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis with a statue of the Virgin and Child.

Pope Francis prays that young people will follow Mary’s example

May 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘You young people, who want to build something new, a better world, follow her example, take risks,’ the pope urged. Read more

Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Pope Francis says he wants to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss Ukraine war

May 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We have not yet had a response,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis greets German Bishop Stefan Oster on May 2, 2022.

Pope Francis to undergo medical procedure for ‘torn ligament’ in knee

May 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘I have been like this for some time, I cannot walk … It also brings a little pain, humiliation,’ the... Read more

A candlelight Stations of the Cross in St. Peter’s Square on Good Friday 2021.

Vatican basilica to lead candlelight rosary procession during May

May 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Throughout the month of May, the Vatican will host two weekly occasions for prayer in honor of the Blessed Virgin... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the International Federation of Catholic Pharmacists on May 2, 2022, in the Vatican's Santa Marta guesthouse.

Pope Francis moves meeting to Vatican home because of painful knee

May 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis, 85, has been suffering from an inflamed ligament. Read more

Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022.

Pope Francis weeps at Ukraine suffering, calls for daily rosary for peace

May 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has again lamented the suffering caused by the invasion of Ukraine and encouraged the faithful to pray a... Read more

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Christians with 'empty nets' must return to Jesus, Pope Francis says

May 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

"Brothers, sisters, when our nets are empty in life, it is not the time to feel sorry for ourselves, to... Read more

Pope Francis greets Catholic bishops on a pilgrimage from Slovakia to Rome on April 30, 2022

Pope Francis: ‘The doctor has told me not to walk’

Apr 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“It is a humiliation, but I offer it for your country,” Pope Francis told pilgrims from Slovakia. Read more

Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors president Cardinal Seán O’Malley, left, attends a press conference near the Vatican, April 29, 2022.

Cardinal O’Malley defends the independence of the Vatican’s safeguarding commission

Apr 29, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Boston archbishop said that Pope Francis ‘has assured us that … the commission will be independent.’ Read more