Vatican News

US Embassy at the Vatican hosts conference on religious liberty

Dec 2, 2004

The US Embassy at the Holy See, in collaboration with the Solidarity Association based in Atlanta, is hosting a conference... Read more

CNA

Pope encourages diocesan newspapers to be “pulpits for the Gospel”

Dec 2, 2004

This morning Pope John Paul II called diocesan newspapers to pursue their mission as pulpits of the Gospel and thanked... Read more

CNA

Vatican official speaks on religious freedom at US-sponsored conference in Rome

Dec 2, 2004

In a conference on religious freedom held this morning at Rome's Gregorian University Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary for Relations with... Read more

CNA

Pope to preside at Mass for the 150th anniversary of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 2, 2004

The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff announced today that on Wednesday, December 8, Solemnity of the Immaculate... Read more

CNA

21st International Marian Congress begins tomorrow in Rome

Dec 2, 2004

The Pontifical Lateran University in Rome will host the 21st International Marian Mariological Congress from December 4-8 on the theme... Read more

Church wants to serve in promoting human dignity, says Pope

Dec 1, 2004

Receiving the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Guema, this morning, Pope John Paul II said that the Church, "inspired... Read more

CNA

Pope John Paul II: "God does not forget one single tear"

Dec 1, 2004

Receiving 180 members of the secular institute, "Servants of Suffering," on the 10th anniversary of its foundation this morning, Pope... Read more

CNA

Pope calls for elimination of landmine stockpiles, care for reintegration of victims

Dec 1, 2004

In a message to Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch, president of the First Review Conference of the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition... Read more

Prevent AIDS by education for chastity and respect for sacredness of human life

Nov 30, 2004

The Vatican Press Office released a message today on the occasion of World AIDS Day, dedicated to women this year,... Read more

CNA

Violating rights of the poor is an act against God, says Pope

Nov 30, 2004

Speaking on Psalm 71 in today's general audience in the Paul VI Hall, Pope John Paul II explained that because... Read more

CNA

Pope’s prayer intentions for December: children, inculturation of the Gospel

Nov 30, 2004

The Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month of December is: "That children may be considered as precious gifts... Read more

CNA

Cultivate intimacy with Christ, says Pope to Legionaries, on anniversary of founder

Nov 29, 2004

The 60th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder and superior general of the Legionaries... Read more

By returning relics to Orthodox, Pope marks desire to speed up Christian unity

Nov 28, 2004

Pope John Paul II manifested his desire for Christian unity when he handed over the relics of Saint John Chrysostom... Read more

CNA

Rediscover the mystery and significance of Sunday, says Pope

Nov 28, 2004

Speaking yesterday from his balcony overlooking St. Peter’s square befor praying the Angelus, Pope John Paul II urged Christians to... Read more

CNA

Pope’s handing over of saints relics to Orthodox not a “reparation,” says Vatican

Nov 28, 2004

The Vatican has issued a statement saying that some media reports that have presented Pope John Paul II’s handing over... Read more

Pope calls for a National Day of Prayer for Vocations in the US

Nov 25, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on the Church in the United States to establish a National Day of Prayer for... Read more

CNA

Nations must guarantee human dignity of prisoners, Pope says

Nov 25, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on all nations this morning to ensure that prisoners are guaranteed their basic human rights... Read more

Parish is key place to announce Christ and educate Christians, says Pope

Nov 24, 2004

Receiving participants this morning in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Laity who are reflecting on the theme... Read more

CNA

1 in 4 centers dedicated to treating HIV/AIDS in the world are Catholic, says Cardinal

Nov 24, 2004

In a message for World AIDS Day, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health workers... Read more

CNA

Holy See calls for banishing of “social stigma” against AIDS victims

Nov 24, 2004

The President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health workers and the Sick said the stigma associated... Read more