Vatican News


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

“Being” Is Better Than “Having,” Vatican Official Reminds Advertisers

Addressing the World Federation of Advertisers on the occasion of the federation's 50th anniversary, Archbishop John Foley, President of the... Read more

Vatican Supports Banning all Forms of Human Cloning at UN Conference

The Holy See’s Press office made public today the speech delivered last week by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Vatican’s permanent observer... Read more


Pope Urges Bishops in New Evangelization Efforts

Pope John Paul II commended the bishops of England and Wales today on their pastoral initiatives and their efforts in... Read more


Pope Entrusts Cardinals to Mary

Pope John Paul II entrusted the 31 cardinals and their ministry to Mother Mary today. The Pope held a private... Read more


Pope tells Cardinals to "Take Courage"

Take courage and trust in the promise of Christ. This was the message Pope John Paul II conveyed to his... Read more


Cardinals assure John Paul he can rely on them

In an homage paid to Pope John Paul II, the newly appointed cardinals told the Pope that he can rely... Read more