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Pope Francis met Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Nov. 25.

Pope Francis tells new Lebanese PM: Lebanon is worth fighting to save

Nov 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Najib Mikati gave the pope a brick from a church damaged in the Beirut port explosion. Read more

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How to get a plenary indulgence any day this November 2021

Nov 2, 2021

By Francesca Pollio

Did you know that you can get a plenary indulgence any day this November? It’s true. The Vatican has decided... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, delivers the homily for the 69th annual Red Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3.

Vatican diplomat warns US leaders not to use God for selfish ends

Oct 4, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A leading Vatican diplomat on Sunday exhorted U.S. government officials and justices to not use God for their own selfish... Read more

People use hand sanitizer before entering St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican requires vaccine pass for visitors, employees

Sep 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The change will go into effect Oct. 1. Read more

Vatican Nativity scene 2021

The Vatican Nativity scene 2021 will include llamas and superfood for Baby Jesus

Sep 19, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

The 2021 manger that will be placed in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican to celebrate Christmas will arrive from... Read more

Pope Francis receives Argentine President Alberto Fernández in a private audience at the Vatican on Jan. 31. 2020.

What happens when the pope receives a head of state?

Aug 27, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

There is a remarkable amount of hidden choreography behind the scenes. Read more

Early morning in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Vatican urges countries to accept refugees from Afghanistan

Aug 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A Vatican diplomat challenged nations to “move from declaration to action.” Read more

"The Chosen" actor Jonathan Roumie meets Pope Francis (right) at the Vatican on Aug. 11.

Pope Francis meets actor who plays Jesus in ‘The Chosen’

Aug 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The actor who plays Jesus in the internet series “The Chosen” met Pope Francis on Wednesday, fulfilling a lifelong dream... Read more

The Uavtek Nano Drone bug used by the British Army.

Vatican: Swarms of ‘kamikaze’ mini-drones pose threat to civilians

Aug 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Holy See said ‘it is an imperative duty to act urgently.’ Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican abuse trial: Prosecution requests jail time for defendants

Jul 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The tribunal listened to lawyers’ closing arguments. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on July 27, 2016.

Full text: Traditionis Custodes, Pope Francis' motu proprio about Traditional Latin Mass

Jul 16, 2021

By Pope Francis

This is the official translation published by the Vatican of the apostolic letter issued motu proprio by Pope Francis about... Read more

The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest.

Could Hungary find an unexpected ally in the Holy See?

Jul 10, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The country is under fire for a new law touching on homosexuality. Read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, pictured in Abu Dhabi on May 13, 2008.

Vatican foundation honors Abu Dhabi crown prince with ‘Man of Humanity’ award

Jul 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi traveled to the UAE to present the award. Read more

Tommaso Di Ruzza, right, speaks at a Vatican briefing alongside Alessandro Gisotti, center, and René Brülhart, left, May 21, 2019.

Indicted ex-director of Vatican’s financial watchdog says truth will come out at trial

Jul 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tommaso Di Ruzza is one of 10 people facing a Vatican trial. Read more

A Mass said for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome held Oct. 25, 2014.

Traditional Latin Mass advocates appeal to Pope to protect Summorum Pontificum

Jul 4, 2021

A federation that advocates for the Traditional Latin Mass has appealed to Pope Francis to protect it, for those "within... Read more

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Canadian bishops, Indigenous leaders will meet with pope in December

Jun 29, 2021

Some Canadian bishops, along with Indigenous leaders, will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021, according to... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein at the exposition in Rome.

Exhibit commemorating Benedict XVI’s 70 years as a priest opens in Rome

Jun 28, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Benedict XVI's personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, inaugurated an exhibition in Rome to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Joseph Ratzinger’s... Read more

Pope Francis prays before the tomb of St. Paul VI in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 2, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Florida building collapse

Jun 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis on Saturday offered prayers and condolences to all those affected by a deadly condominium building collapse in Florida... Read more

Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves.

Vatican asks for donations to Peter’s Pence ahead of annual collection

Jun 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

In 2020, Catholics gave $52.7 million to Peter's Pence -- down 18% from 2019. Read more