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Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his March 16, 2016 general audience.

Pope: not everything technically possible is morally acceptable

Nov 18, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Saturday Pope Francis praised the achievements of scientific and technological advancements, but cautioned that developments in the field have... Read more

Pope Francis and a cross during the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis: 'painful' failures help Church lead in protecting minors

Oct 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis told a group of religious and secular experts from around the world that protecting minors against... 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

Oct 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

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

Siblings arrested in cyberattack that compromised Vatican computers

Jan 13, 2017

Two arrests have been made in a widespread cyber-attack that compromised communications of prominent Italian institutions and individuals, including the... Read more

Stephen Hawking and other experts weigh in on limits of artificial intelligence at the Vatican

Dec 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

This week the Vatican hosted a high-level discussion in the world of science, gathering experts to discuss the progress, benefits... Read more

New technology unveils contents of ancient Biblical scrolls

Sep 27, 2016

For the first time in centuries, an ancient Biblical scroll could be read, thanks to a computer scanning technology that... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerber and his wife Priscilla Chan at the Vatican Aug. 29, 2016.

Pope Francis meets Mark Zuckerberg and his wife at the Vatican

Aug 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Monday Pope Francis met with Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of social networking giant Facebook, at the Vatican, marking... Read more

Woman on phone.

Dating apps could be leading to a rise in STDs – and Tinder isn't happy about it

Oct 1, 2015

A new billboard linking dating apps with an increase in sexually transmitted disease rates spurred one app – Tinder –... Read more

3D model of the Sessa Aurunca Cathedral, Italy.

3D technology takes pilgrims 'back in time' to Medieval Church

Jun 9, 2015

By Jan Bentz

For fans of Church history and architecture, 3D imaging may be the second-best thing to time travel, allowing them to... Read more


Beyond the digital, into the heart: a Vatican take on communication

Jan 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican's top communications official said that true interaction requires more than just phones and internet – and that dialogue... Read more

Pray – with your iPhone? How one mobile app unites users in prayer

Nov 6, 2014

A social network focused on connecting the world in prayer has launched a mobile application enabling people from across the... Read more

File photo/CNA.

New app promotes Catholic social teaching

Feb 9, 2014

A new iPhone and iPad application from a Washington, D.C., think tank aims to spread Catholic social teaching through Church... Read more


Computer system could help deaf Catholics make confessions

Dec 20, 2013

A Phoenix, Ariz., priest has invented a computer system intended to help Catholics who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired to... Read more

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

Vatican official urges use of technology to proclaim Gospel

Apr 11, 2013

The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, encouraged Catholics to make bold use of... Read more


Pope emphasizes education of youth in response to social fractures

Dec 13, 2012

As young people become more concerned with quick professional success and rely on social networks as a replacement for community,... Read more

My Year of Faith app.

Catholic dioceses create phone apps for Year of Faith

Oct 15, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The beginning of the Catholic Church’s Year of Faith comes at a time when several dioceses have released smart phone... Read more

Father Giuseppe Costa speaks with CNA in Rome.

Vatican hopes Apple partnership will spread Pope's message

Sep 8, 2012

The Vatican has teamed up with Apple to develop new hi-tech methods for communicating the works of Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Vatican refuses to comment on cyber attack rumors

Aug 31, 2012

The Vatican is refusing to confirm or deny reports that it has once again been subject to a cyber attack... Read more