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Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski with homeless people awaiting vaccinations in the atrium of the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican Jan. 20, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

By Courtney Mares

Vatican to vaccinate 1,200 people in need during Holy Week

The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1,200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace March 17, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Yes, Pope Francis was involved in the CDF’s document on same-sex blessings

Following a Vatican clarification that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions, some media outlets have speculated about Pope Francis’ involvement... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the Liturgy of the Passion of Our Lord in St. Peter's Basilica April 14, 2017. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week 2021 at the Vatican unveiled

The Vatican has published Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week at the Vatican this year. Read more

Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life, at the Holy See press office, Dec. 14, 2015.

‘Being consecrated to God is beautiful,’ says Vatican cardinal

Consecrated life is beautiful and contains a call to witness to what is beautiful and true, a Vatican has said... Read more

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

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican cardinal: ‘Access to clean water must be a priority’

Cardinal Peter Turkson tells CNA how the Vatican is helping to ensure that everyone in the world has access to... Read more

Dante portrait by Domenico di Michelino.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: The Incarnation is the ‘heart and inspiration’ of Dante’s Divine Comedy

In a letter marking the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Pope Francis has said that the mystery of Christ’s Incarnation... Read more

Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula

Pope Francis names Cardinal Tagle’s successor in Manila archdiocese

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula, who received the red hat last November, as the next archbishop of... Read more

The Vatican flag.

What an upcoming appointment will tell us about Vatican financial reform

The Vatican’s financial watchdog will soon get a new director responsible for its supervision unit. Here’s what that will mean... Read more

Juan Carlos Cruz attends the red carpet of the movie Francesco during the 15th Rome Film Festival on October 21, 2020 in Rome, Italy.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appoints Juan Carlos Cruz to pontifical commission for protecting minors

Pope Francis has appointed Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean survivor of clerical sex abuse, to the Pontifical Commission for the... Read more

Cardinals gathered in St. Peter's Basilica for a consistory, Nov. 4, 2012.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis trims cardinals’ salaries by 10% to save money

Pope Francis has issued a letter cutting the salaries of some Vatican employees as a way to contain costs after... Read more

The flag of Bangladesh. Credit: Royal Graphics/Shutterstock.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis sends message to Bangladesh for 50th anniversary of independence

Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Bangladesh as they mark the 50th anniversary of the... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis: Jesus entrusted Mary to us as a Mother, ‘not as co-redeemer’

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis said that Jesus entrusted the Virgin Mary to us as a Mother, “not... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at a press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican hosts webinar on disarmament and interreligious dialogue

The Vatican has hosted a webinar on “advancing integral disarmament” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

A detail from a stained-glass window depicting St. Alphonsus Liguori in Carlow Cathedral, Ireland.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liguori is ‘model of missionary outreach’

Pope Francis has marked the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Alphonsus Liguori as a Doctor of the Church... Read more

Pilgrims participate in the Good Friday Via Crucis with Pope Francis March 30, 2018.

Scouts and parish kids write meditations for this year’s Vatican Way of the Cross

Pope Francis has chosen a scouting group from central Italy and kids from a Roman parish to prepare the meditations... Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of Rome's Pontifical Filipino College March 22, 2021.

Pope Francis to Pontifical Filipino College students: welcome God’s opportunities

Pope Francis has encouraged students at Rome’s Pontifical Filipino College to welcome “the opportunities that the Lord gives you to... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

By Courtney Mares

Vatican marks World Water Day with call to end waste and contamination

The Vatican has marked World Water Day by urging an end to water waste and contamination. Read more

An empty St. Peter's Basilica

By Courtney Mares

Private Mass restrictions come into force at St. Peter’s Basilica

The restriction of private Masses in the upper side chapels of St. Peter’s Basilica has come into force Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Jan. 17, 2021.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: It is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus

Pope Francis said Sunday it is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus, which we cannot do without giving... Read more

General Saverio Capolupo shakes hands with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinal Palace in 2016.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican names former head of financial police to lead foundation managing scandal-ridden hospital

The Vatican announced Saturday it had appointed the former commander general of Italy’s financial police force as president of the... Read more