Vatican News

Pope Francis meets members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors at the Vatican, April 29, 2022.

Pope Francis asks for annual report on Church’s efforts to prevent abuse

Apr 29, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pontiff was addressing the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences’ plenary meeting at the Vatican, April 29, 2022.

Pope Francis: All countries should promote family-friendly policies

Apr 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Papal Foundation in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, April 28, 2022.

Pope Francis thanks Papal Foundation for aid to Ukraine

Apr 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that the foundation brings ‘love, hope, and mercy’ to those it supports. Read more

Tommaso Di Ruzza, director of the AIF, speaks at a briefing on the authority's annual report, alongside Alessandro Gisotti and Rene Bruelhart, May 21, 2019.

Ex-director says Pope Francis wanted Vatican financial watchdog to help close London deal

Apr 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tommaso Di Ruzza was questioned during an April 27 hearing in the ongoing Vatican finance trial. Read more

Sister Laura Vicuña, delegate of the Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA).

Pope’s cardinal advisers debate women’s role in the Church with Amazon nun

Apr 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Sister Laura Vicuña presented a report offering “a pastoral perspective” on women in the Church. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022.

Pope Francis tells general audience pilgrims his knee is ‘still not healing’

Apr 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 85-year-old pope canceled his engagements the day before the audience due to knee pain. Read more

Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth, England.

Pope Francis names new archbishop to lead 2 Catholic dioceses in Wales

Apr 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Mark O’Toole will oversee the Archdiocese of Cardiff and Diocese of Menevia. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022

Pope Francis wants Catholics to rediscover this book of the Bible

Apr 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope praised the book’s ‘valuable teaching on the alliance of the generations.’ Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on June 4, 2014.

Pope Francis has begun a wave of new appointments at the Vatican

Apr 26, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The new Vatican constitution will come into force in June. Read more

St. Peter holding the keys.

Pope Francis updates canon law on dismissal from religious institutes

Apr 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The change follows sweeping reform of the Catholic Church’s penal sanctions. Read more

Pope Francis with participants in a conference on Trinitarian International Solidarity at the Vatican, April 25, 2022.

Pope Francis cancels day’s activities due to knee pain, says Vatican

Apr 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Knee pain has forced the 85-year-old pope to curtail his activities in recent weeks. Read more

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich.

Pope Francis names new Catholic archbishop of Paris

Apr 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich succeeds Archbishop Michel Aupetit, who resigned in December. Read more

Pope Francis greets a representative of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, April 25, 2022.

Pope Francis comments on his knee pain

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

While meeting with members of the Trinitarian order on Monday, Pope Francis referred to his knee ailment, which kept him... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Sri Lankan community in Italy in St. Peter’s Basilica, April 25, 2022.

Pope Francis asks authorities to shed light on Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘This will bring peace to your conscience and to the nation,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on April 25, 2022.

Pope Francis expresses joy at growth of Missionaries of Mercy

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope commissioned the first Missionaries of Mercy in 2016. Read more

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (L)

Pope Francis to Patriarch Kirill: Let’s be ‘true peacemakers’ for war-torn Ukraine

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope sent Easter greetings to the Russian Orthodox leader. Read more

The aftermath of the Russian occupation of Bucha, Ukraine.

Marking two months of war, Pope Francis says 'the attack must be stopped'

Apr 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis on Sunday renewed his call for a truce in Ukraine, saying "the attack must be stopped." Read more

Pope Francis gives his Regina Caeli reflections on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24, 2022.

Pope Francis: 'The Lord is not looking for perfect Christians'

Apr 24, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Jesus’ merciful words to a doubting St. Thomas reminds us that the Lord does not expect us to be “perfect... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on April 24, 2022.

Divine Mercy Sunday 2022: Pope Francis preaches on the peace that God's mercy brings

Apr 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis explained three ways that God's mercy should bring about peace in the lives of Christians. Read more