Vatican News

Pope Francis addresses the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at their headquarters in Rome on Nov. 20, 2014.

Pope Francis: Help the world’s small food producers

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope made the appeal in a message to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience.

Pope Francis: Marginalizing the poor threatens ‘the very concept of democracy’

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

In his World Day of the Poor message, the pope appealed for a new global approach to poverty. Read more

Amoris laetitia webinar equips leaders to build up sacramental marriages in the Church

Jun 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, the four-day webinar centered on the question: "Where do we stand... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: 'All that is good belongs to God'

Jun 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

"Even the seed of our good works may seem small; yet, all that is good belongs to God and therefore... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen says possible restrictions to extraordinary form Mass are ‘worrying’

Jun 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Joseph Zen called possible restrictions to the celebration of Mass in the extraordinary form “worrying news.” Read more

View of St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis’ inspection of Vatican Congregation for Clergy one of many to come

Jun 11, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

News of the inspection emerged days before the appointment of the congregation’s new prefect. Read more

Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy.

Pope Francis names new prefect of Vatican Congregation for Clergy

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 69-year-old bishop is the first Korean to lead a Vatican congregation. Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

Vatican imposes term limits for leaders of ecclesial movements to stop ‘violations and abuses’

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The norms, signed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, come into force on Sept. 11. Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, commonly known as the ‘Vatican bank.’ Credit: Joi via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Vatican bank reports $44 million profit in pandemic year

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Institute for Religious Works is giving 75% of the profits to the pope. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Pius XI regional pontifical seminary in Ancona, Italy, June 10, 2021.

Pope Francis: Rigid priests are a manifestation of clericalism

Jun 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Clericalism is a perversion of the priesthood,” the pope told Italian seminarians. Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in January 2020.

Pope Francis declines Cardinal Marx’s resignation

Jun 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope asked the influential German cardinal to continue as archbishop of Munich and Freising. Read more

Pope Francis encourages ecumenical meeting in brotherly love

Jun 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Practicing love toward one another is essential, Pope Francis said in a video message to a gathering of the John... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 9, 2021.

Pope Francis: Priests, bishops, and married couples ‘co-responsible’ for the family

Jun 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope sent a video message to a four-day online meeting on his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia. Read more

Financial watchdog tells Vatican to improve judicial action on crime

Jun 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Moneyval report noted improvements to the Vatican’s regulations to fight money laundering. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 9, 2021.

Pope Francis: Say the ‘Jesus Prayer’ throughout the day

Jun 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

At his general audience, the pope recommended the prayer at the heart of Eastern Christianity’s mystical tradition. Read more

Cardinal George Pell at the annual Eucharistic procession at the Angelicum in Rome, May 13, 2021.

Cardinal George Pell turns 80, loses right to vote in papal conclave

Jun 8, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal George Pell turned has turned 80 years old, losing his eligibility to vote in a future papal conclave. Read more

Pope Francis with French priests studying in Rome during a meeting at the Vatican on June 7, 2021.

Pope Francis to priests: Weakness is a chance for encounter with God

Jun 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Strip yourself of your preconceived ideas, your dreams of greatness, your self-affirmation, to put God and people at the center... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis on Corpus Christi: ‘We need to enlarge our hearts’

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Celebrating Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope said: “A Church of the pure and perfect is a... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis expresses sorrow after Indigenous children’s graves found at Church-run school

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Canadian government had asked the pope to issue a formal apology for the Church’s role in the country’s residential... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis to the Norbertines: Always keep an open heart

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope issued a message marking the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the Abbey of Prémontré. Read more