Vatican News

Pope Francis pictured at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022.

Pope Francis: God is weeping for the victims of the Ukraine war

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope offered a reflection on "Our Lady of Tears." Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on January 26, 2022.

Pope Francis: Jesus frees us from the ‘paralysis’ of laziness and selfishness

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope met with young people participating in a missionary youth conference. Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis names secretaries of doctrinal and disciplinary sections of CDF

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Under Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia, the internal structure of the CDF has been reorganized into two sections. Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny has been appointed as the new prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Czerny head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also named a new secretary and undersecretary for the social development dicastery. Read more

Pope Francis greets 80,000 teens on pilgrimage in St. Peter’s Square on April 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Visit to Kyiv not likely anytime soon

Apr 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has expressed doubts that he will travel to Kyiv anytime soon. Read more

Pope Francis takes part in a video call with Patriarch Kirill, March 16, 2022.

Pope Francis says Vatican canceled meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill

Apr 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

In an interview with an Argentine newspaper published Thursday, Pope Francis said a meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill will... Read more

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz in 2016.

Vatican clears Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz of negligence in Polish abuse cases

Apr 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican has ended an investigation into allegations that Polish Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz failed to investigate claims of clerical sex... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2022.

Pope Francis’ agenda canceled for needed ‘medical checkups,’ Vatican says

Apr 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ agenda was cleared on Friday for needed medical checkups, a Vatican spokesperson said. The 85-year-old pontiff has been... Read more

Pope Francis boards the papal plane before a visit to Iraq March 5, 2021.

On South Sudan trip, Pope Francis will not see ‘peace realized, but peace persisting,’ bishop says

Apr 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“There are no major risks” to Pope Francis’ safety in South Sudan, Bishop Christian Carlassare said. Read more

Members of the Manitoba Métis Federation meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 21, 2022.

More Indigenous Canadians meet with Pope Francis, amid talk of papal visit

Apr 21, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

As the Catholic Church continues to engage Canada’s Indigenous people and questions of historical abuse, Pope Francis met with a... Read more

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis joins UN chief’s appeal for Ukraine war Easter truce

Apr 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Eastern Orthodox churches and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will celebrate Easter on April 24 this year. Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 25, 2019.

Benedict XVI's secretary in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Apr 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Gänswein has been in isolation since April 11, a time period that included all of the Easter Triduum and Benedict... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Catholic education is vital in ‘an age awash in information’

Apr 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that Catholic education and formation are more important than ever in “an age awash in information... Read more

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

Mexican Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán has died at the age of 89

Apr 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Mexican cardinal is remembered as a strong voice of opposition to abortion and euthanasia. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2022.

Pope Francis: To discard the elderly ‘is a grave sin’

Apr 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It was the first Wednesday audience in St. Peter's Square since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Pope Francis greets 80,000 teens on pilgrimage in St. Peter’s Square on April 18, 2022.

Pope Francis tells 80,000 teens to ask Our Lady for courage to do God’s will

Apr 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The youth pilgrimage was organized in an effort to reach out to young people whose lives were upended during the... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

Pope Francis appoints Montana priest as coadjutor bishop of Great Falls-Billings diocese

Apr 19, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Father Jeffrey Fleming is chancellor of the Diocese of Helena. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in Salerno, Italy, on Oct. 13, 2019.

Cardinal Parolin discusses the future of Vatican diplomacy

Apr 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In the final part of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State discusses threats to religious freedom. Read more

Pope Francis led the “Regina Caeli" on Monday, April 18, 2022, at St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: ‘Come out of the tomb of fear’

Apr 18, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Fear is like a tomb that can “bury us,” Pope Francis said Monday, but the Risen Lord’s words to the... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter 2022

Full text of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi blessing 2022

Apr 17, 2022

By Pope Francis

The full text of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi benediction for Easter 2022 Read more