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Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.

By Courtney Mares

Italian judge issues arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, who brokered Vatican property deal

An Italian magistrate has issued an arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, a broker who is under investigation due to his... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

By Courtney Mares

Vatican summit on 'theology of the priesthood' will look at questions raised in recent synods

Cardinal Marc Ouellet announced Monday that the Vatican will host a theological symposium on the priesthood that will touch on... Read more

Pope Francis before the image of Jesus of Divine Mercy April 8, 2018.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Christ’s wounds shower ‘mercy upon our misery’

“His wounds are open channels between him and us, shedding mercy upon our misery,” Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Australian Cardinal Edward Cassidy, Vatican official and diplomat, dies at 96

The retired cardinal had been a Vatican nuncio and Holy See official for over 30 years. Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis sends condolences to Queen Elizabeth for death of Prince Philip

"His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer." Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Is Cardinal Becciu being rehabilitated? 

Pope Francis' private visit to Cardinal Angelo Becciu on Holy Thursday set off speculation about whether the pope is attempting... Read more

Vatican City - February 27, 2013: Pope Benedict XVI stands to show his thanks after a standing ovation from the audience. @ Stephen Driscoll / CNA

By Diego Lopez Marina

Documentary says Benedict XVI’s secretary tried to convince him not to resign

A documentary being released on Benedict XVI’s 94th birthday state that his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, tried to dissuade... Read more

Staircase at the Vatican Museums on Nov. 12, 2015.

Vatican Museums to reopen with strict new measures in May

The Vatican Museums are planning to reopen to the public next month with strict new COVID-19 measures. Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis calls for global COVID-19 recovery plan in message to World Bank and IMF

Pope Francis said there is “an urgent need” for a plan that can “create new or regenerate existing institutions, particularly... Read more

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis recalls nights spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth

Pope Francis has recalled “with emotion” his time spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Santo Spirito in Sassia April 19, 2020.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to offer Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in church with St. Faustina’s relics

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis will offer Mass in a church containing the relics of both St. Faustina Kowalska... Read more

Br. Guy Consolmagno at the Vatican Observatory in Italy on Nov. 22, 2013.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican Observatory’s new website a launch pad to show the Catholic Church supports science

Br. Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the old website “was hardly ever visited.” Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk.

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Turkson marks World Health Day with call to rethink healthcare

Cardinal Peter Turkson has called for a rethink of healthcare in his message for this year’s World Health Day. Read more

Bishop-elect Daniel J. Felton of Duluth, Minnesota.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis names Green Bay vicar general Fr. Daniel Felton as next bishop of Duluth

The Diocese of Duluth has been without a bishop since the sudden death of Bishop Paul Sirba on Dec. 1,... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 7, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘There is no grief in the Church that is borne in solitude’

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis said that the communion of saints means that Christians are never alone in... Read more

Msgr. Robert Oliver, then secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, in Rome, July 11, 2019.

By Hannah Brockhaus

American priest reveals communication ‘mix-up’ about end of Vatican job

Msgr. Robert Oliver has said that due to a “mix-up,” he was not told in advance that his service on... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to pray for people risking lives to fight for fundamental rights

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics around the world to pray this month for people risking their lives by standing up... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis at the Regina Coeli: ‘Never tire of seeking the risen Christ’

At the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to “never tire of seeking the risen Christ.” Read more

Pope Francis with an icon of Christ during the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica April 4, 2021.

Full text: Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi blessing 2021

On Easter Sunday 2021, Pope Francis offered Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, he... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Easter: Christ’s wounds are the ‘seal of his love for us’

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not... Read more