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View of St. Peter`s Basilica from the roof of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on April 1, 2015.

Vatican abuse trial: Witness testimony gives conflicting view of victim, pre-seminary

The Vatican City State’s criminal court heard testimony from five witnesses. Read more

Swiss Guards at the ceremony in Vatican City's San Damaso Courtyard on May 6, 2021.

‘We are ready to give up our lives’: 34 new Swiss Guards take oath to protect the pope

One new Swiss Guard said: “I’ve always wanted to serve God in a way, and I wanted to serve the... Read more

Volodymyr Zelensky visits the Ternopil region of Ukraine on Sept. 18, 2020.

Ukraine’s president: Vatican would be the ideal place for meeting with Putin

“The Holy See is a moral authority on a global level which has always effectively played the role of mediator,”... Read more

The statue of St. Peter holding the keys, outside St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican’s saints office says it did not ask for money for beatification

“What was said is not true,” the undersecretary of the saints congregation wrote in an April 9 letter to the... Read more

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

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

Pope Francis adores the crucifix during the Good Friday liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021.

Full text: Cardinal Cantalamessa's homily at the Vatican's Good Friday liturgy

On Good Friday, Pope Francis celebrated the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord at the Altar of the Chair... Read more

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa preaches at the Good Friday liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021.

Papal preacher on Good Friday: Political ideologies wound fraternity in the Catholic Church

Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s... Read more

Pope Francis with the volunteers helping vaccinate people in need at the Vatican April 2, 2021.

Pope Francis visits Vatican vaccination center

Pope Francis on the morning of Good Friday visited the auditorium where the Vatican is vaccinating 1,200 people in need... Read more

Pilgrims participate in the Good Friday Via Crucis with Pope Francis March 30, 2018.

Scouts and parish kids write meditations for this year’s Vatican Way of the Cross

Pope Francis has chosen a scouting group from central Italy and kids from a Roman parish to prepare the meditations... Read more

The first hearing of an abuse trial takes place at the Vatican court Oct. 14, 2020.

Vatican abuse trial: Victim alleges 6 years of abuse by older student

The alleged victim in a trial concerning a Vatican youth seminary has testified that he was sexually assaulted over a... Read more

View of St. Peter`s Basilica from the roof of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on April 1, 2015.

Vatican abuse trial: Witnesses say allegations about youth seminary were ignored

Witnesses at the fifth hearing in a trial for alleged abuse and cover-up at a Vatican youth seminary testified Wednesday... Read more

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Cardinal says Vatican employees could lose jobs for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

In a decree issued earlier this month, the cardinal who heads the Vatican City State said that employees who refuse to... Read more

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Remember the closeness, compassion, and tenderness of God

Pope Francis on Sunday urged people to remember the closeness, compassion, and tenderness of God.  Read more

The first hearing of an abuse trial takes place at the Vatican court Oct. 14, 2020.

Accused priest asserts innocence at Vatican seminary abuse hearing

At a hearing on Wednesday in a trial for alleged abuse and cover-up at a Vatican youth seminary, a defendant asserted... Read more

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Vatican COVID-19 commission promotes vaccine access for the vulnerable

The Vatican’s COVID-19 commission said Tuesday it is working to help promote fair access to the coronavirus vaccine, especially for... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Dec. 16, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: 'Christmas is the feast of love incarnate'

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christmas brings joy and strength that can remove the pessimism that has spread in human... Read more

Pope Francis gives the general audience address in the Apostolic Library Nov. 25, 2020.

Vatican committed to net zero emissions by 2050, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis urged Saturday the adoption of a "climate of care," and said the Vatican City State is committed to... Read more

Pope Francis with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe points us to God

The Virgin Mary teaches us about God’s gift, abundance, and blessing, Pope Francis said Saturday on the Feast of Our... Read more

A detail from Timothy P. Schmalz’s sculpture, ‘Angels Unawares.’

Vatican diplomat: Lockdowns revealed ‘glaring contradiction’ in attitudes towards migrants

Coronavirus lockdowns revealed a “glaring contradiction” in attitudes towards migrants, a Vatican diplomat said Thursday.  Read more

The Vatican Christmas Cookbook.

Former Swiss Guard releases Catholic Christmas cookbook

A new cookbook offers recipes, some more than 1,000 years old, that have been served at the Vatican during the... Read more