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Pope Francis meets members of the Sts. Peter and Paul Association at the Vatican, Jan. 8, 2021.

Pope Francis: Let’s ‘begin again with more humanity’ amid pandemic

Jan 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was addressing a Vatican-based lay association. Read more

Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

Bishop Schneider: Catholics in Kazakhstan are safe amid unrest

Jan 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Protests broke out after a sharp rise in gas prices. Read more

Pope Francis with Paolo Bonavita and Elsa Morra at his general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021

Mom says son’s impromptu encounter with Pope Francis led to ‘miracle’

Jan 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The meeting was one of the viral Vatican moments of 2021. Read more

Cologne Cathedral in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Vatican delays external audit of contracts in Germany’s Cologne archdiocese

Jan 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The review must wait until the return of Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. Read more

Pope Francis meets with French Catholic entrepreneurs at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Jan. 7, 2022.

Pope Francis’ advice to Christian business executives

Jan 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘Do not hesitate to invoke the Holy Spirit to guide your choices,’ he said. Read more

Nurse Mary Onuoha holds the cross on her necklace.

Catholic nurse unfairly dismissed over cross necklace, UK tribunal rules

Jan 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The verdict was hailed as a ‘landmark ruling.’ Read more

A Three Kings parade in Warsaw, Poland, on Jan. 6, 2022.

Three Kings parades held at more than 600 locations across Poland

Jan 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The annual event commemorates the Magi who traveled to see the newborn Jesus. Read more

The office of Propaganda Fide, near Rome’s Spanish Steps.

On this day 400 years ago, the Vatican founded Propaganda Fide

Jan 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The founding is commemorated by a Chapel of the Magi. Read more

The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.

Benedict XVI, Munich, and cover-up claims: why an old allegation is resurfacing

Jan 6, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican firmly rejected the assertions in 2010. Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 6, 2022.

Pope Francis at Epiphany Mass: Let us adore Christ like the Magi

Jan 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

He was offering Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Read more

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Unvaccinated Catholics asked not to attend Mass by English parish

Jan 6, 2022

By Luke Coppen

The diocese said vaccination status should not be a “barrier” to attending Mass. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘I continue to dream of a completely missionary Church’

Jan 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

He made the remark in his message for World Mission Day 2022. Read more

Cardinal Francisco Álvarez Martínez (1925-2022).

Pope Francis remembers late Spanish cardinal as a ‘devoted pastor’

Jan 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Francisco Álvarez Martínez died at the age of 96. Read more

Pope Francis departs Rome for Iraq on March 5, 2021.

Which countries will Pope Francis visit in 2022?

Jan 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Possible destinations include Lebanon, Malta, and Papua New Guinea. Read more

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Why 2022 could be a year of major changes in the Roman Curia

Jan 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

There is currently no Vatican department head from Africa or Oceania. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis receives manifesto challenging German ‘Synodal Way’

Jan 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was presented with the document after his general audience. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: Society loses when ‘dogs and cats take the place of children’

Jan 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The general audience featured a circus performance. Read more

Pope Francis prays at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church square) in Mosul, Iraq, on March 7, 2021.

Pope Francis’ January 2022 prayer intention is for victims of religious persecution

Jan 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope called persecution ‘inhuman’ and ‘insane.’ Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesù di Palidoro hospital in Rome, Italy, on Jan. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis: Visiting the sick is a Christian imperative

Jan 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘How many sick and elderly people are living at home and waiting for a visit!’ Read more

Pope Francis after praying the Angelus in the Vatican's apostolic palace on March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Why the pope prays the Angelus publicly on Sundays

Jan 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It all started more than 67 years ago. Read more