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Nuclear disarmament long overdue, Vatican diplomat tells UN

Sep 29, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Reluctant states should sign a treaty banning nuclear weapons, Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Gallagher told the United Nations on Tuesday.... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at a press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

World needs action to back COVID vaccines and health care access, Cardinal Parolin tells UN

Sep 27, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The failure to provide health care access, testing, and vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic deserves global scrutiny, Cardinal Pietro Parolin... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Archbishop Gallagher at UN: 'Racism can and must be defeated'

Sep 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Vatican’s foreign minister on Wednesday addressed heads of state at the United Nations, noting that the Church is “engaged... Read more

Spanish Supreme Court rules divorced-and-remarried religion teacher must be reinstated 

Aug 2, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Spain’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a religion teacher whose declaration of suitability to teach religion was withdrawn by the... Read more

Pope Francis greets Secretary Antony Blinken at the Vatican on June 28, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Secretary Antony Blinken at Vatican

Jun 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Secretary Blinken and Pope Francis discussed China, as well as "the humanitarian crises in Lebanon, Syria, the Tigray region of... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, addresses the USCCB's 2020 Fall General Assembly.

Nuncio urges US bishops to unity in Christ

Jun 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Following the Covid-19 pandemic the Church needs to dialogue with an aim of unity, and emphasize the importance of Christ,... Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai during a previous private audience at the Vatican, on Feb. 7, 2020.

Pope Francis invites Lebanese Christian leaders to Vatican to pray for peace

May 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Lebanon has faced a financial and political crisis for months, as political leaders have failed to form a government to... Read more

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No shrine from China in the 'rosary marathon' against the pandemic

May 13, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

There was some hope that the Marian Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Sheshan, in the People's Republic of... Read more

New nuncio to Benin, Togo consecrated a bishop

Apr 27, 2021

The episcopal consecration of Archbishop Mark Miles, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Benin and Togo earlier this year, was... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong. Credit: Volodymyr Dvornyk/Shutterstock

Who will be the next Bishop of Hong Kong?

Apr 20, 2021

In the wake of the sentencing of several pro-democracy figures, one observer said this week that this would be an... Read more

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

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

Apr 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Vatican should speak up on China, scholar says

Mar 22, 2021

A Swedish scholar who studies China has called for the Vatican to speak up about human rights abuses by the... Read more

Vatican diplomat: The empowerment of women will contribute to peace and security

Feb 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A Vatican diplomat said Monday that the advancement of more women in leadership positions in public life will contribute to... Read more

A young girl lights a candle at a Marian grotto in Pakistan.

Vatican diplomat highlights growing religious intolerance

Jan 14, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Vatican diplomat highlighted Thursday the “ever-growing intolerance and discrimination against Christians, Jews, Muslims and members of other religions.”  Read more

Venerable Pius XII

Book gives more insight into the actions of Pius XII and his 'bureau' during WWII

Jan 7, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A new book provides further information from the archives of Venerable Pius XII, including the Vatican’s attempts to oppose the... Read more

rchbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev prays outside the Akrestsin Street pre-trial detention center in Minsk, Aug. 19, 2020. Credit: Catholic.by.

Exiled Belarusian archbishop will be allowed to return for Christmas

Dec 23, 2020

Belarusian authorities announced Tuesday that Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev, who was exiled in August, will be permitted to return... Read more

Cardinal Mario Zenari in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 19, 2016.

Cardinal tells diplomats: 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid

Oct 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The apostolic nuncio to Syria met with diplomats accredited to the Vatican Thursday to inform them that an estimated 11... Read more

Police use a water cannon truck to disperse demonstrators during a rally to protest against the Belarus presidential election results in Minsk, Oct. 11, 2020.

New apostolic nuncio arrives in Belarus

Oct 12, 2020

Archbishop Ante Jozić, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Belarus earlier this year, arrived in the country Sunday, being met... Read more

Archbishop Charles Brown, apostolic nuncio to the Philippines, at a reception following his episcopal consecration in January 2012.

Archbishop Charles Brown appointed nuncio to the Philippines

Sep 28, 2020

Pope Francis on Monday appointed Archbishop Charles Brown as apostolic nuncio to the Philippines, a position which had been vacant... Read more

Apostolic nuncio to Belarus consecrated a bishop

Sep 16, 2020

The Vatican Secretary of State on Wednesday consecrated as a bishop Ante Jozić, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Belarus... Read more