Cardinal Pietro Parolin

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Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 3, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin: Europe needs faith in God as it struggles with ‘demographic winter’

Jul 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican Secretary of State was preaching at Mass in Strasbourg, France. Read more

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Vatican cardinal urges unity with universal Church on Germany visit

Jul 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Parolin was marking the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Vatican. Read more

Pope Francis greets Secretary Antony Blinken at the Vatican on June 28, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Secretary Antony Blinken at Vatican

Jun 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Secretary Blinken and Pope Francis discussed China, as well as "the humanitarian crises in Lebanon, Syria, the Tigray region of... Read more

Pope Francis prays before the tomb of St. Paul VI in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 2, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Florida building collapse

Jun 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis on Saturday offered prayers and condolences to all those affected by a deadly condominium building collapse in Florida... Read more

Pope Francis greets a child in St. Peter's Square during the general audience on April 20, 2016. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis, Jane Goodall speak on ‘what it means to be human’ at Vatican health conference

May 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis and Jane Goodall both offered perspectives on “what it means to be human” on the final day of... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin's video message to Climate Adaptation Summit Jan. 25, 2021. YouTube Screenshot.

Cardinal Parolin: ‘War is the antithesis of fraternity’

Apr 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Parolin said Thursday “the huge sums of money and human resources allocated to armaments make us reflect.” Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

Cardinal Parolin: I am sad to see the loss of faith and reason in Europe

Apr 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said in an interview that euthanasia and abortion laws in Europe represent... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at a press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

Vatican hosts webinar on disarmament and interreligious dialogue

Mar 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican has hosted a webinar on “advancing integral disarmament” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

Vatican marks World Water Day with call to end waste and contamination

Mar 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican has marked World Water Day by urging an end to water waste and contamination. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 3, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin brings message of peace and reconciliation to Cameroon

Feb 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

On a visit to Cameroon this week, the Vatican secretary of state said he is hoping peace and reconciliation can... Read more

A YouTube screenshot of the KTO TV interview with Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Parolin on Vatican finances: 'Talking about a crisis is a bit excessive'

Jan 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said that he does not consider the Vatican’s financial scandals to be “a crisis,” but pointed... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican cardinal visits Cameroon as Catholic Church seeks to resolve Anglophone crisis

Jan 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican’s Secretary of State kicked off a week-long trip to Cameroon on Thursday in which he will visit a... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin's video message to Climate Adaptation Summit Jan. 25, 2021. YouTube Screenshot.

Vatican Secretary of State calls for synergy in fight against poverty and climate change

Jan 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Secretary of State has called for a new model of development built on “the synergistic bond” between the... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at a press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

Vatican Secretary of State knew of investment now under investigation

Jan 12, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A letter by Cardinal Pietro Parolin leaked to an Italian news outlet shows that the Secretariat of State was aware,... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured in St. Peter’s Basilica Oct. 3, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin returns to Vatican following surgery

Dec 15, 2020

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has returned to the Vatican following surgery, the director of the Holy See press office said Tuesday.  Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome, Italy on July 2, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin highlights recently found 1916 Vatican letter condemning anti-Semitism

Nov 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Secretary of State said Thursday that “a living and faithful common memory” is an indispensable tool to fight anti-Semitism.  Read more

Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience inside the San Damaso Courtyard of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Sept. 30, 2020.

Analysis: Pope Francis’ ‘long game’ of Vatican financial reform comes full circle

Nov 5, 2020

By Ed Condon

Pope Francis has removed control of financial affairs and investments from the Secretariat of State - a dramatic turn in the... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 27, 2017.

Pope Francis transfers financial administration out of Secretariat of State

Nov 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has requested that all responsibility for financial funds and real estate assets, including a controversial London property, be... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured Jan. 1, 2012.

Cardinal Parolin to EU bishops: Protect life from conception to natural death

Nov 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has encouraged bishops in Europe to evaluate legislative proposals in light of the... Read more

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart the main Catholic church of Dali, Yunnan, China.

China continued religious crackdown during renewal of Vatican deal

Oct 26, 2020

The Chinese government continued to enforce sweeping restrictions on religious freedom in the weeks prior to the renewal of an agreement with... Read more