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A view of St. Peter's Cupola from Casa Santa Marta.

Vatican: Coronavirus case in Pope Francis' residence

The Holy See press office said Saturday a resident of the Vatican hotel where Pope Francis also lives has tested... Read more

Vatican City State Mint’s 10 euro coin marking the 50th Anniversary of World Earth Day.

New Vatican coin depicts 'mother carrying the earth in her womb'

A new coin minted by the Vatican City State depicts a woman carrying the earth in her womb. The artist... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, pictured in Lebanon on Dec. 2, 2014.

Vatican to UN: pandemic makes 2030 poverty elimination goal even harder to achieve

The coronavirus crisis has made the international community’s goal of eradicating poverty by 2030 even harder to achieve, a Vatican representative told... Read more

Bishop Marcello Semeraro, the new prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Pope Francis names new prefect of congregation for saints’ causes

Pope Francis named a new prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Thursday after Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s dramatic... Read more

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

Vatican court hears charges on first day of priest sex abuse trial

At the first hearing of an abuse trial Wednesday, the Vatican court heard the charges against two Italian priests, one... Read more

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

Vatican trial for priests accused of abuse and cover-up in Vatican City youth seminary

The Vatican’s criminal court is expected to begin this week the trial of two Italian priests, one accused of sexual... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. Courtesy photo.

Vatican to UN: cancel debts to help poor nations overcome pandemic

A Vatican representative called Wednesday for the cancelation of the debt of poor countries facing a “triple economic shock” as... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. Courtesy photo.

Vatican tells UN it is ‘deeply concerned’ by push to ‘reinterpret' foundations of human rights

A Vatican representative told the United Nations Tuesday that the Holy See was “deeply concerned” by moves “to reinterpret the... Read more

Francesca DiGiovanni, an undersecretary for multilateral affairs in the Vatican Secretariat of State. Screengrab from Holy See UN YouTube channel.

Vatican official tells UN: Women deserve better than abortion

A female Vatican official told the United Nations Thursday that resources that could be invested in basic healthcare, nutrition, and... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher and U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo at a Vatican symposium Oct. 2, 2019.

Vatican has 'moral authority' to speak on China, Pompeo tells CNA in exclusive interview

In an exclusive interview with CNA ahead of his visit to the Vatican this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike... Read more

Archbishop Charles Balvo.

Vatican nuncio condemns ‘scourge of corruption’

A Vatican representative denounced the “scourge of corruption” at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe... Read more

Pope Francis holds a soccer ball in St. Peter's Square in 2015.

Book collects Pope Francis' words of encouragement to athletes

The Vatican is publishing a new book collecting Pope Francis’ notable speeches to athletes of all kinds, and which includes... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Parolin: Church financial scandals ‘must not be covered up’

In an interview Thursday, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, spoke about uncovering financial scandal, saying that hiding... Read more

Portrait of Father Michael J. McGivney by John Tierney.

Knights of Columbus founder to be beatified in October

Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization, will be beatified on October 31, the... Read more

Pope Francis greets children in the Paul VI Audience Hall July 20, 2020.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Vatican sports camp

Pope Francis made a surprise visit Monday to a sports camp for the children of Vatican employees.  Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

Alleged Theodore McCarrick victim says he is helping fact-check abuse dossier

An anonymous alleged sexual abuse victim of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick says he and other alleged victims have been working... Read more

People pass in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the end of May.

Vatican: No active coronavirus cases among employees

The Vatican said Saturday the city state no longer has any active positive cases among employees, after a 12th person... Read more

Vatican Media documentaries will play on Catholic streaming service

A video streaming platform is being launched next week showcasing on-demand Catholic content, including films co-produced by Vatican Media.  Read more

Estate Ragazzi in Vaticano website. Screen capture.

Vatican tees up summer fun with sports camp

After weeks stuck indoors, the children of Vatican employees will be able to stretch their legs, and grow in their... Read more

Feet of a newborn baby in an incubator.

Vatican offers online book for parents facing difficult prenatal diagnosis

The Vatican has published a free book online that can be a resource for parents facing a difficult or fatal... Read more