Vatican News

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022.

Pope Francis: Low birth rate is a ‘social emergency’

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Italy, Europe, and the West are impoverishing their futures,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis visits a reception center for asylum seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, Italy, on March 24, 2016.

Pope Francis: Migrants and refugees have ‘enormous potential’ to help society

May 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the comment in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022. Read more

Pope Francis meets Kateryna Prokopenko and Yulya Fedosiuk in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022.

Pope Francis meets wives of Ukrainian soldiers fighting to defend Mariupol

May 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘You are our last hope. We hope that you can save their lives. Please don’t let them die.’ Read more

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

Vatican following news of Cardinal Zen’s arrest ‘with concern’

May 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy See said it was ‘following the development of the situation with extreme attention.’ Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica, pictured on March 19, 2013.

Bishop: New Vatican constitution gives value to Catholic bishops’ conferences

May 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Marco Mellino was addressing the heads of Vatican dicasteries. Read more

The canonization of John Henry Newman in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 13, 2019.

Who are the 4 women being canonized this weekend?

May 10, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis will preside over the first canonizations in more than two years on May 15. Read more

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis invites grandparents to join a ‘spiritual and non-violent revolution’

May 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the appeal in his message for the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 4, 2022.

Pope Francis to LGBT people: God ‘does not disown any of his children’

May 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

“A ‘selective’ church, one of ‘pure blood,’ is not Holy Mother Church, but rather a sect,” the pope said. Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, addresses Pope Francis at the Vatican, May 6, 2022.

What’s the future of Catholic-Russian Orthodox relations?

May 9, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis appears to have burned ecumenical bridges with Moscow. Vatican Cardinal Kurt Koch is seeking to rebuild them. Read more

Bishop-elect Michael G. Woost.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

May 9, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop-elect Michael G. Woost is a priest of the Cleveland diocese. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Regina Caeli on May 8, 2022.

Mother’s Day: Pope Francis sends moms ‘Our prayer, affection, best wishes’

May 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In his Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis asked the faithful to celebrate their mothers in a special way on Sunday,... Read more

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury say South Sudan trip will be a ‘pilgrimage of peace’

May 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

"In anticipation of our pilgrimage of peace this coming summer, we look forward to visiting your great country.” Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in the Apostolic Palace on May 7, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘It’s not possible to worship God while making the liturgy a battleground’

May 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said that the liturgy should not be “a battleground” for “outdated issues.” Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect emeritus of the Secretariat of the Economy, speaks with EWTN News in Rome, Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell highlights 'somewhat incomplete' account given by Cardinal Becciu at Vatican finance trial

May 6, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal George Pell said Friday that the recent testimony of Cardinal Angelo Becciu at the Vatican finance trial “was somewhat... Read more

Pope Francis with new Swiss Guard recruits in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall on May 6, 2022.

Pope Francis encourages new Swiss Guard recruits ‘to grow as Christians’

May 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Thirty-six new recruits will be sworn in today. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity’s plenary meeting at the Vatican, May 6, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘Barbarity of war’ should inspire new push for Christian unity

May 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Read more

Pope Francis greets the recently freed Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti at the Vatican, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis permitted spending $1m to free nun kidnapped in Mali, cardinal says

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

At the Vatican’s finance trial on Thursday, Cardinal Angelo Becciu said that Pope Francis had allowed spending up to 1... Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial is held on Nov. 17, 2021.

Cardinal Becciu questioned on investments as his former deputy seeks damages

May 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Becciu read out a 50-page declaration asserting his innocence at a Vatican finance trial hearing. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General on May 5, 2022.

Pope Francis encourages religious orders to ‘make their synodal journey’

May 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General. Read more