Vatican News

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: True freedom flows from the Cross of Christ

Oct 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking at his weekly general audience. Read more

Pope Francis with participants in the meeting “Religions and Education: Towards a Global Compact on Education” at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis discusses education with faith leaders on World Teachers’ Day

Oct 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain representatives gathered at the Vatican. Read more

Members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard at the Vatican.

3 Swiss Guards resign over Vatican vaccine mandate

Oct 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

All 135 guards were required to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

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

Cardinal Turkson talks Biden, Holy Communion on HBO

Oct 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Peter Turkson appeared to reject claims that President Joe Biden should be denied Holy Communion over his staunch pro-abortion... Read more

Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez (1926-2021).

Pope Francis mourns ‘self-sacrificing’ cardinal who announced Benedict XVI’s election

Oct 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez died Oct. 3 at the age of 94. Read more

Cardinal (then Archbishop) Giovanni Angelo Becciu aboard the papal flight to Colombo, 2015.

5 things to know about the Vatican finance trial involving Cardinal Becciu

Oct 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The second hearing in the historic trial is set for October 5, 2021. Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the meeting ‘Faith and Science: Towards COP26’ at the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction, Oct. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis, faith leaders issue carbon emissions appeal ahead of UN climate change conference

Oct 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

They signed the message in the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.

Respect Life: Pope Francis’ 8 strongest statements against abortion

Oct 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

When it comes to abortion, Pope Francis has been a clear defender of the humanity of an unborn child. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis: Greatness is not found in self-sufficiency but in trust in the Lord

Oct 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said that recognizing one’s own frailty allows for the possibility to discover that true strength comes from placing... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Foi et Lumière members on Oct. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis thanks Christian disability group for witnessing to ‘the heart of the Gospel’

Oct 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with people with mental disabilities and their families on Saturday and thanked them for their witness to... Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory ordains deacons from Rome’s North American College in St. Peter’s Basilica, Sept. 30, 2021.

Cardinal Gregory urges North American College’s new deacons to have ‘heart for charity’

Oct 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The ordination Mass was celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Ratzinger Prize winners Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger, left, and Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz.

Old Testament expert and philosopher from Germany win 2021 Ratzinger Prize

Oct 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will present the award on Nov. 13. Read more

The bronze statue of St. Peter inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

Limited in-person attendance at 2022 World Meeting of Families due to COVID-19

Sep 30, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The meeting will be held in Rome on June 22-26, 2022. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021

Pope Francis: Pray that ‘every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization’

Sep 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said: “Jesus asks us all ... to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?” Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica, pictured on March 19, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

U.S. theologians appointed to Vatican’s International Theological Commission

Sep 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

In addition to 12 new appointments, Pope Francis renewed the terms of 16 members. Read more

Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy, Sept. 29, 2021.

Pope Francis to young climate activists: ‘Technical and political solutions are not enough’

Sep 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope sent a video message to the Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy. Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, left, and Bishop Robert J. Brennan

Pope Francis accepts Brooklyn Bishop DiMarzio’s resignation, names Columbus bishop as successor

Sep 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

With 1.5 million Catholics, Brooklyn is the fifth-largest U.S. diocese. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘It is Christ, with his grace, who makes us just’

Sep 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

At his general audience, the pope reflected on the doctrine of justification. Read more