Vatican News

People wearing face coverings walk past St. Peter’s Basilica.

Vatican clarifies COVID-19 vaccine pass rules for employees

Sep 28, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

From Oct. 1, all visitors and personnel will be required to show proof of vaccination. Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican, April 29, 2016.

President Biden expected to meet Pope Francis at end of October, sources say

Sep 28, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

It would be the U.S. president’s first official visit to the Vatican since his inauguration. Read more

The flag of Vatican City.

Who is going to be No. 2 in the Vatican City State administration?

Sep 28, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

There are signs that it could be a layman. Read more

Brazilian Cardinal José Freire Falcão (1925-2021).

Pope Francis mourns Brazilian cardinal who died of COVID-19 complications

Sep 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal José Freire Falcão died at the age of 95. Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Sept. 27, 2021.

Pope Francis decries abortion and euthanasia as treating human life like ‘waste’

Sep 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? That’s what abortion is,” the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021.

World Youth Day 2021: Pope Francis asks young people to ‘testify joyfully that Christ is alive’

Sep 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

This year’s World Youth Day will be celebrated in local dioceses on Nov. 21. Read more

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus on Sept. 26, 2021

Pope Francis: The Catholic Church must be welcoming

Sep 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Division and exclusion come from Satan, Pope Francis warned. Read more

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas speaks with CNA, Feb. 13, 2015.

Pope Francis mourns Venezuelan cardinal who ‘gave his life to the service of God and the Church’

Sep 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Urosa died almost a month after being hospitalized with COVID-19. Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021.

Pope Francis appoints delegate to oversee Communion and Liberation’s consecrated laity

Sep 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The special delegate will oversee the Memores Domini. Read more

Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian.

Pope Francis meets with newly elected Armenian Catholic patriarch

Sep 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian was elected in Rome. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis to bishops: The saints spread the Gospel, not a ‘social program’

Sep 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis encouraged Europe’s bishops to introduce people to the joy of an encounter with Jesus. Read more

Pope Francis takes part in an online meeting of the Council of Cardinals at the Vatican, Sept. 21, 2021.

Cardinals’ council discusses synod on synodality with Pope Francis

Sep 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope stressed the importance of listening and “a pastoral attitude.” Read more

Pope Francis meets with a group of Afghan refugees at the Vatican on Sept. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Afghan Christian whose parents were killed by the Taliban

Sep 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“It was beautiful,” one Afghan refugee told CNA after meeting the pope. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis: Christian faith in Europe is being ‘diluted by consumerism’

Sep 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope recapped his visit to Hungary and Slovakia at his general audience. Read more

Pope Francis addresses an ecumenical meeting at the apostolic nunciature in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis to Slovakian Jesuits: ‘Some people wanted me to die’ amid health problems

Sep 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope made the comments during his four-day visit to the Central European country. Read more

Pope Francis adores the crucifix during the Good Friday liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021.

Pope Francis to theologians: See ‘contemporary challenges in light of the Wisdom of the Cross’

Sep 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

He sent the message to an international theological congress in Rome. Read more

People use hand sanitizer before entering St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican requires vaccine pass for visitors, employees

Sep 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The change will go into effect Oct. 1. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Sept. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis: The true measure of success is what you give, not what you have

Sep 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

“Do you want to be first? Serve. This is the way,” the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Jan. 27, 2021.

Pope Francis invokes Abraham Lincoln in message to safeguarding summit

Sep 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope referred to Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. Read more