Vatican News

Bishop Georg Bätzing (left) and Cardinal Kurt Koch

Public spat between German bishop, Swiss cardinal leads to private meeting in Rome

Oct 5, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Following demands for an apology and a threat he would “file an official complaint with the Holy Father,” the German... Read more

Pope Francis meets Arouna Kandé, one of the subjects of the documentary “The Letter.”

Climate change documentary features Pope Francis

Oct 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis is featured in a documentary film on climate change and the environment that premiered at the Vatican on... Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 20, 2022.

Analysis: Amid new testimonies, Vatican corruption trial points to key question

Oct 4, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The hearings at the Vatican’s corruption trial resumed last week and shed light on new aspects of the “trial of... Read more

Ordination of deacons of the Pontifical North American College Seminary in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, on Sept. 29, 2022

'Exciting time to become a saint', says new rector of Pontifical North American College in Rome

“I think it’s amazing that God’s voice still gets through, that these men still hear God’s voice, and they respond... Read more

The facade of St. Peter’s Basilica was illuminated on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, with 3-D projection mapping of Renaissance art from the Vatican Museums in a new light display titled “Follow Me: The Life of St. Peter.” The display will be projected on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica every 15 minutes between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. each night through Oct. 16, 2022.

Video on St. Peter’s facade ‘an encounter between ancient and modern,’ cardinal says

Oct 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The facade of St. Peter’s Basilica was illuminated on Sunday night with 3-D projection mapping of art from the Vatican... Read more

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Pope Francis recognizes the ‘countless acts of kindess and charity’ of Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea

Oct 3, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis has recognized the role of Stella Maris, the Apostleship of the Sea — the largest ship-visiting network in... Read more

Pope Francis shakes hands with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Vatican, Oct. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis meets Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Vatican

Oct 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Vatican on Monday morning. Read more

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More than ‘the nuts and bolts’: World’s newest bishops talk synodality in Rome

Oct 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The world’s newest bishops gathered in Rome last month to learn more about what it means to be a Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 28, 2022

Let your beauty shine, Pope Francis tells young people

Sep 30, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis on Friday told young people to let their true beauty shine, the beauty that is a reflection of... Read more

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Prosecution calls witnesses as Vatican finance trial resumes

Sep 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a break of over two months, the Vatican trial on financial corruption in the Secretariat of State continued this... Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, takes possession of his titular church of San Michele Arcangelo in Rome, Jan. 19, 2020.

‘Everything is connected’: Cardinal Czerny explains future of Vatican office for integral human development

Sep 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s office for integral human development is rethinking its work in light of the implementation of Pope Francis’ curial... Read more

Pope Francis meeting with Jesuits in Kazakhstan, Sept. 15, 2022

Pope Francis says that he tried to help Ukraine, Russia prisoner swap

Sep 29, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that he was involved in a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine. Read more

Pope Francis boards his flight to Geneva June 21, 2018.

Pope Francis to visit Kingdom of Bahrain in November

Sep 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican confirmed Wednesday that Pope Francis will travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain, a Muslim island nation in the... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 28, 2022

Pope Francis: The first element of discernment is prayer

Sep 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Prayer is the first element of discernment, Pope Francis said in his general audience message on Wednesday. Read more

A screenshot of the image at the Synod of Bishops' Facebook page

What’s behind the ‘woman priest’ Facebook post from the Synod of Bishops?

Sep 27, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A social media stir has greeted the image of a “woman priest” posted to the Synod of Bishops’ Facebook page. Read more

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Church and contraception: Experts expose errors in Pontifical Academy for Life book

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nine international experts have pointed out in an open letter the serious errors contained in a book published a few... Read more

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli to sing in St. Peter’s Square this Sunday

Sep 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Andrea Bocelli will sing at the Vatican this Sunday as a special guest for the inauguration of a new light... Read more

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021.

Pope Francis names new head of Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education

Sep 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced on Sept. 26 that the pope appointed Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça as the prefect of the... Read more

Pope Francis prays at Italy’s National Eucharistic Congress in Matera, Italy on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist teaches us to adore God rather than ourselves

Sep 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Matera, known as the “city of bread,” hosted Italy’s National Eucharist Congress. Read more

Pope Francis at the Economy of Francesco conference for young economists, researchers, and activists in Assisi, Italy, Sept. 24, 2022.

Pope Francis: Young people are missing the ‘spiritual capital’ that gives life meaning

Sep 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Look at the youth suicide rate, how it has gone up,” Pope Francis said. Read more