Vatican News

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during the Angelus Aug. 14, 2022.

Pope Francis: Faith is like fire, not a lullaby

Aug 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Faith is not a ‘lullaby’ that lulls us to sleep, but rather a living flame to keep us wakeful and... Read more

Pope Francis and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In phone call, Zelenskyy thanks Pope Francis for praying for Ukraine

Aug 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“Our people need support of world spiritual leaders who should convey to the world the truth about acts of horror... Read more

Father Capodanno with fellow Marines in Vietnam

In Rome, a setback for Father Vincent Capodanno sainthood cause

Aug 12, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Consultants to the Vatican office tasked with judging possible saints have recommended the suspension of Capodanno’s cause, though his backers... Read more


What is the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life?

Aug 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A controversy over a book and statements made on Twitter has recently drawn increased attention to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 10, 2022

Pope Francis: The desire for ‘eternal youth’ and ‘unlimited well-being’ is delusional conceit

Aug 10, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is “delusional” to try to stop the natural passage of time in pursuit of... Read more

Cardinal Jozef Tomko in 2018 at a shrine on Mount Zvir, above the village of Litmanová, Slovakia.

Cardinal Tomko, oldest living cardinal, dead at 98

Aug 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Jozef Tomko died early Monday morning in Rome at the age of 98. At the time of his death,... Read more

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus address Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Pope Francis: Put your trust in God and his care for you

Aug 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Do not be afraid — this is the certainty that your hearts should be attached to,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk at the Vatican, August 5, 2022

Ahead of trip to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis meets with Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Anthony

Aug 5, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, the new head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis speaking to participants of an Italian youth camp on August 5, 2022

Pope Francis calls on young people to turn to Jesus like Blessed Carlo Acutis did

Aug 5, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis told young Catholics on Friday that Jesus is not just a moral precept but a person and a... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address in St. Peter's Square, July 31, 2022.

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for August 2022

Aug 4, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray for small businesses during the month of August.  Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd in a wheelchair at his general audience, Aug. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis appoints nurse as his ‘personal health care assistant’

Aug 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis has appointed a “personal health care assistant.” Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Aug. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis calls for 'justice and truth' ahead of Beirut blast anniversary

Aug 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Lebanon will mark the anniversary of the Beirut port explosion with a National Day of Mourning. Read more

Pope Francis walked with a cane into Paul VI Hall for his Wednesday audience on Aug. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: Canada is ‘writing a new page’ in Church’s relationship with indigenous peoples

Aug 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that his visit to Canada was "a different journey” from the other international trips of his pontificate. Read more

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: 'Follow the example of Mary'

Aug 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged the thousands of young people gathered at Medjugorje this week to follow the example of the... Read more

Map of Kazakhstan.

Pope Francis to visit Kazakhstan in September

Aug 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope will attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan. Read more

Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of coveting wealth and possessions during his Angelus reflection in St. Peter's Square in Rome on July 31, 2022.

Coveting wealth and possessions blind us to the ‘true goods of life,’ Pope Francis says

Jul 31, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Covetousness is the “unbridled greed for possessions, always desiring to be rich,” the pope explained. Read more

Pope Francis speaking to journalists on the flight from Canada to Rome, Italy, on July 30, 2022

Full text: Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Canada

Jul 30, 2022

By Pope Francis

Pope Francis returned to Rome on Saturday after a week-long trip to Canada. During the July 24 to 30 trip,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Malta, April 3, 2022.

Pope Francis on birth control: Can the teaching of the Church on contraception change?

Jul 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Can the Church’s teaching on birth control change? During Pope Francis’ return flight from Canada, a journalist asked him about... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis: Canada's residential schools system was 'cultural genocide'

Jul 30, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis has agreed with the view that the forced removal of Indigenous children and their treatment in Canada’s residential... Read more

Pope Francis speaking with journalists on the papal plane on July 30.

Pope Francis says he has 'said all he has to say' in 2019 letter to German Catholics about the 'Synodal Way'

Jul 30, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The latest Vatican intervention against the German "Synodal Way" was published by the Secretariat of State, but he himself has... Read more