Vatican News

Mother Teresa smiles as she poses for photographers in Calcutta, India, on April 12, 1995.

UPDATE: Pope Francis praises Knights of Columbus’ Mother Teresa documentary

Sep 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

In theaters Oct. 3-4, “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” is airing in more than 960 locations across the United States. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in the Vatican, Aug. 24, 2022

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for September: ‘Abolition of the death penalty’

Aug 31, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to pray in September for an end to the death penalty. Read more

Cardinal Richard Baawobr of Wa (Ghana)

New cardinal from Ghana to undergo heart surgery in Rome

Aug 31, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr is expected to undergo heart surgery in Rome by the end of this week, according to... Read more

Cardinal Lazarus You Heung-sik

New cardinal and clergy chief: ‘My role is to encourage priests’

Aug 31, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A new cardinal and the Vatican’s prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy said his role is to encourage priests... Read more

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims and visitors to the weekly general audience on Aug. 31, 2022

Discernment is ‘indispensable for living’: Pope Francis launches new catechesis series

Aug 31, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“God invites us to evaluate and choose: He created us free and wants us to exercise our freedom. For this... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 30, 2022.

Pope Francis to cardinals: We are jointly responsible for the Church

Aug 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

We have the same mission to evangelize the world as did the apostles 2,000 years ago, a fact that should... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Aug. 10, 2022.

Vatican: Pope Francis’ Ukraine War comments not a ‘political stance’

Aug 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy See said Pope Francis’ recent comments on a car bombing that killed the daughter of an ally of... Read more

The extraordinary consistory of cardinals meets at the Vatican's Synod Hall, Aug. 29, 2022.

197 cardinals meet behind closed doors — but what is being discussed?

Aug 29, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The cardinals of the Catholic Church have been called to Rome for an extraordinary consistory. It is the first of... Read more

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.

'Taken out of context': Pontifical Academy defends Archbishop Paglia's abortion law remarks

Aug 29, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The Pontifical Academy for Life on Monday clarified remarks of the Academy's president on Italian television that the law legalizing... Read more

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door in L'Aquila, Italy on Aug. 28, 2022.

Pope Francis becomes first pope in more than 700 years to open the Holy Door in L’Aquila

Aug 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

During a trip to the Italian city of L’Aquila, Pope Francis participated in a centuries-old tradition established by Pope Celestine... Read more

Pope Francis at the consistory in St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 27, 2022

One new cardinal did not attend the consistory due to heart problems — Here is what Pope Francis said:

Aug 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Francis asked for prayers for the African prelate, explaining Baawobr had been taken ill. Read more

Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI on Aug. 27th, 2022

New cardinals and Pope Francis pay visit to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Aug 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis joined 19 of the Church’s 20 newly installed cardinals Saturday in a visit with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI... Read more

Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini

The date is set: 'Apostle of the Catechism' to be declared a saint of the Catholic Church

Aug 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares, AC Wimmer

A renowned Italian priest and bishop dedicated to evangelization and teaching the Catechism will be declared a saint of the... Read more

Bl. Artemide Zatti.

Date of canonization of immigrant nurse Artemide Zatti announced

Aug 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Artemide Zatti is the first Salesian coadjutor to be declared a saint. Read more

Cardinal Oscar Cantoni, bishop of Como, receives the red biretta from Pope Francis at the consistory in St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 27, 2022.

Jesus asks us, ‘can I count on you?’ — Pope Francis creates 20 cardinals for the Catholic Church

Aug 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis created 20 new cardinals for the Catholic Church during a liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica Saturday. Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech speaking at the press conference in the Vatican on Aug. 26, 2022

Only the Holy Spirit will 'hijack' the Synod on Synodality, cardinal says at Vatican press conference

Aug 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a press conference in the Vatican on Friday, two cardinals introduced the “continental phase” of the Catholic Church’s Synod... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

A fall from grace, a court case, the consistory: Four twists and turns in the life of Cardinal Angelo Becciu

Aug 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The possible reinstatement of the cardinal privileges of Cardinal Angelo Becciu made headlines this week after the former official said... Read more

Pope Francis receives Ukraine's ambassador to the Holy See, Andrii Yurash, April 7, 2022

Ukraine’s Vatican ambassador rebukes Pope Francis for mention of Moscow car bomb victim

Aug 25, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Ukraine’s ambassador to the Holy See criticized Pope Francis on Wednesday for lamenting the car bombing that killed the daughter... Read more

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill makes the sign of the cross during the Easter Mass at the Christ The Saviour Cathedral on April 24, 2022 in Moscow, Russia.

Report: Patriarch Kirill will not meet Pope Francis in Kazakhstan

Aug 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

It was hoped the two religious leaders would meet to discuss a peaceful resolution to the six-month-long war in Ukraine. Read more

Pope Francis in April 2022

A question of ‘delicate balance’: How might Pope Francis reform the rules of the conclave?

Aug 25, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Who will manage the Vatican when a pope resigns, is unable to govern, or passes away? And according to which... Read more