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Founder, editorial board resign from Vatican women’s magazine

The founder and entire editorial board of a women’s magazine published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano have quit over... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Vatican-China deal must be implemented, Parolin says

Speaking at a conference on Vatican diplomacy, the Holy See’s Secretary of State stressed that it is now important “to... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick abuse trial: A CNA timeline

Theodore McCarrick has been laicized, nearly 10 months after sex abuse allegations against him were first made public. Here is... Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican's Office of General Auditor gets new statutes

The Vatican's general auditor has new statutes, conferred recently by Pope Francis, that will bring financial audits of Vatican offices... Read more

The Sistine Chapel Choir performs at Westminster Cathedral, May 6, 2012.

What is happening with the Sistine Chapel Choir?

With a motu proprio released Jan. 19, Pope Francis put the Sistine Chapel Choir under the administration of the Office... Read more

Man bound hand and foot, vicitim of human trafficking.

Vatican releases online guide to combat $150 billion human trafficking industry

With a new online guide, the Vatican seeks to combat the “ugly business” of human trafficking, which is estimated to... Read more

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

Italian journalists named to leading positions in Vatican communications

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed two Italians to leading positions within the communications department, naming veteran Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli editorial... Read more

Nativity made of red coral in the "100 Nativities at the Vatican" display.

'100 Nativities in the Vatican' seeks to show true meaning of Christmas

More than 100 nativity scenes are on display near the Vatican as the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the... Read more

Rich Varano.

American sculptor humbled to bring sand nativity to Vatican

Growing up next door to Daytona Beach in Florida, Rich Varano spent a lot of time making things out of... Read more

St. Peter's Square. CNA file photo.

EU recognizes financial system of Vatican City State

The Board of the European Payments Council (EPC) approved last month the extension of the geographical scope of the Single... Read more

(L) Nikolay Yaroshenko. Life is Everywhere. 1888. (R) Dionysius. The Crucifixion. 1500. Copyright: Pilgrimage of Russian Art. From Dionysius to Malevich.

Russian icons, spiritual masterpieces on display at Vatican

“Art, spirituality, beauty,” are the three words Vatican Museums director Barbara Jatta used to describe a visiting exhibition of 54... Read more

A pilgrim prays the Rosary in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience with Pope Francis. Oct. 29, 2014.

Youth synod final document addresses 'all types of abuse'

The prevention of sex abuse and abuse in all its forms is a topic of the 2018 Synod of Bishops’... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Letter acknowledges Vatican receipt of allegations against McCarrick in 2000

Catholic News Service on Friday published a redacted version of a letter sent in 2006 from a high-ranking official of... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Legatus withholds tithe to Holy See amid accountability questions

A U.S.-based organization of Catholic business executives announced Thursday that it is placing its annual donation to the Holy See... Read more

Pope Francis preaches at Vespers during a meeting with the 12th international pilgrimage of altar serves in St. Peter's Square, July 31, 2018.

Pope Francis to altar servers: Holiness is not for the lazy

Everyone is called to pursue sainthood through living the Works of Mercy, though it is not for the weak of... Read more

St. Peter's Dome.

Ex-Vatican diplomat found guilty of child porn charges

At the close of his civil trial in the Vatican, former Holy See diplomat Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella was found... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Analysis: Cardinal Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, at the elite Bilderberg meeting

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, will take part in the Bilderberg Conference, an annual private gathering of global... Read more

The flags of the Republic of China and the Vatican.

Taiwan's bishops gather at the Vatican for first time in 10 years

The bishops of the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, arrived in Rome earlier this week ahead of meetings... Read more

St. Peter's Dome.

Vatican's financial watchdog says progress slow, but steady

The Vatican's annual financial report this year showed that monitoring systems put into place nearly five years ago continue to... Read more

VHacks at the Vatican on March 9, 2018.

Students 'hack' away at global problems during Vatican hackathon

A March 8-11 “hacking marathon” at the Vatican is in full swing, with 120 students of different backgrounds, faiths, and... Read more