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Monsignor Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

Religious freedom, not secularism, key to Europe’s future, Vatican official says

In 2003, British Prime Minister Tony Blair was asked about his faith during a magazine interview.  As Blair began to... Read more

Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family Oct. 8, 2015.

Pope taps Joliet auxiliary to head Evansville diocese

On Wednesday, the Vatican announced that Joseph M. Siegel, until now auxiliary bishop of Joliet, will be taking the reins... Read more

Portrait of Pope Saint John XXIII, CC 4.0 via Wikipedia.

Pope John XXIII a testimony to 'the strength of goodness'

The life of Pope John XXIII shows the saint's deep spiritual nature, as well as his great kindness towards others,... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City flag from the roof of a nearby building.

Vatican conference tackles new technology and medicine

Technology will be at the heart of an upcoming Vatican conference on accompanying human life in the digital era, particularly... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke.

Pope Francis re-names Cardinal Burke to Vatican's highest court

Saturday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City flag from the roof of a nearby building on June 5, 2015.

Vatican office for evangelization of peoples gets a new undersecretary

On Thursday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Fr. Ryszard Szmydki, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, as the... Read more

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

Vatican responds to allegations that ex-auditor was ousted

The Vatican has issued a response to allegations made by former auditor general Libero Milone, who, three months after mysteriously... Read more

Vatican recalls priest from US as child porn investigation opens

The Vatican announced Friday that after being informed by U.S. officials of a possible breach of child pornography laws on... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.

Council of Cardinals says more youth, women needed in Roman Curia

One of the key talking points in the latest round of meetings for the Pope's Council of Cardinals was the... Read more

Pope Francis greets faithful after hitting his face on his popemobile in Cartagena, Colombia Sept. 10, 2017.

Vatican: Pope Francis 'is fine' after hitting face on popemobile

The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis is fine after a mishap on the popemobile in Colombia, when he slipped... Read more

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna.

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, second of four 'dubia' cardinals, dies at 79

On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, has died at the age of 79.  Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily at Mass for the Solemnity of All Souls in Rome's Verano cemetery, Nov. 1, 2014.

Let Church teaching pervade your work, Pope Francis tells Catholic politicians

Pope Francis received a group of Catholic lawmakers from around the world on Sunday, telling them their work must build... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Bl. Paul VI beneath St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 6, 2017.

Pope Francis visits Blessed Paul VI's tomb on anniversary of his death

On Sunday morning Pope Francis descended to the grotto beneath St Peter's Basilica, where many past Popes are buried, to... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica, front view.

Vatican justice branch sets anti-corruption goals for 2018

After hosting a discussion earlier this summer, the Vatican office for justice has outlined several goals and action points in... Read more

Vatican urges vacation-goers to be responsible tourists

As Rome and other parts of the world gear up for their August holidays, the Vatican has urged tourists to... Read more

Pope Paul VI. (Wikimedia Commons 3.0.).

Why the drafting of 'Humanae Vitae' matters, 50 years later

As its 50th anniversary approaches, the story of how Blessed Pope Paul VI arrived at the final text of “Humanae... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the economy secretariat, speaks to reporters outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale after meeting with sex abuse survivors, March 3, 2016.

Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty to abuse charges in Australia

In a brief hearing in a court in Melbourne Wednesday morning, Cardinal George Pell said he will be pleading not... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, April 14, 2016.

Vatican conference aims to build momentum for nuclear disarmament

Nuclear disarmament will be the focus of a Vatican conference this Nov. 10-11, following recent progress toward international bans on... Read more

People crowd St. Peter's Square as the Vatican shuts off fountains July 25, 2017

Vatican turns off fountains to conserve water for drought-hit Rome

As the city of Rome and much of Italy experiences a severe drought, the Vatican has turned off its fountains... Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Father Giacomo Morandi promoted to CDF secretary

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Father Giacomo Morandi secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Italian... Read more