Vatican News


Pope to receive Italian and Polish soccer players on Tuesday

This Tuesday at the Vatican Pope John Paul II will receive in audience a group of Italian and Polish soccer... Read more

Europe cannot conceal its Christian roots, Pope says

Addressing 200 participants of a seminar organized by the Robert Schuman Foundation, Pope John Paul called Europeans not only to... Read more


Europe can’t forget the history of Martyrdom behind its history, the Pope says

On the occasion of the eighth public session of the Pontifical Academies, which took place yesterday at the Vatican, Pope... Read more


Pope John Paul, Putin renew hope for Catholic-Orthodox dialogue

Pope John Paul II and Russian President Vladimir Putin both expressed hope for a "positive development" in relations between the... Read more


Ireland must play key role in building new Europe, Pope says to Irish President

During a private audience held on Thursday, Pope John Paul II told Irish president Mary McAleese that Ireland must be... Read more


Pope greets members of the Washington-based John Paul II Cultural Center

The Holy Father welcomed on the morning of Thursday the trustees of the “John Paul II Cultural Center” based in... Read more


Pope appoints new archbishop in England

The Holy Father appointed Bishop Kevin John Patrick McDonald of Northampton, England, as the archbishop of Southwark, England. Read more


Commenting Psalm 140, Pope says evil is attractive even to the faithful

As part of his comments of the Psalms and Canticles for Vespers in the Liturgy of the Hours, Pope John... Read more


No way back in ecumenical dialogue, Pope says

The movement toward Christian unity is not a choice for the Church but an inherent part of its life and... Read more

Christians reach holiness through prayer including the Rosary, Pope says

On Saturday, as the Church celebrated the feast of All Saints, Pope John Paul presided the recitation of the Angelus... Read more


Pope reaffirms Catholic doctrine on Purgatory

On Sunday, November 2, on the occasion of the feast of All Souls, Pope John Paul II reaffirmed the Catholic... Read more


Pope to preside beatification Mass on Sunday

On Sunday, November 9, Feast of the Dedication of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope John Paul II... Read more

Religion is key to protecting human life and promoting peace, Pope says to European leaders

Addressing 350 participants at the Conference of the Ministers of the Interior of the European Union, Pope John Paul II... Read more


Pope renews his desire to bring to light “the full truth” about Church history

In a message sent to the participants of a congress organized by the Pontifical Commission for Historical Sciences to commemorate... Read more


Pope’s prayers intentions for November: East-West understanding, Church in America

The Vatican Press office made public today the Holy Father's prayer intentions for the month of November, which are focused... Read more


Diplomatic Corps present official Anniversary wishes to Pope John Paul

Pope John Paul welcomed six members of the Diplomatic Corps to the Holy See, representing various geographical areas, on Friday,... Read more

Pope to Filipino Bishops: “Things Christians do speak louder than the things they say”

While receiving 21 Filipino bishops in their Ad Limina visit, Pope John Paul highlighted the need for an “integral evangelization”... Read more


Pontifical academies to hold joint session on martyrs

The Vatican Pontifical academies will hold their eighth joint public session on Thursday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 1... Read more

Pope "grateful to God" for Year of the Rosary, recalls drama of Sept. 11

During his usual Wednesday general audience, Pope John Paul II gave thanks to God for the fruits of the "Year... Read more


Pope convokes Synod to elect new leader of Church in Iraq

Pope John Paul II has convoked a Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church -to which belong the majority of Iraqi... Read more