Archbishop Rino Fisichella

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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience.

Pope Francis: Marginalizing the poor threatens ‘the very concept of democracy’

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

In his World Day of the Poor message, the pope appealed for a new global approach to poverty. Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Jan. 24, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican archbishop: Turn off your phone and open the Gospel

Jan 24, 2021

A Vatican archbishop urged Catholics to turn off their cell phones and open the Gospel instead as he celebrated Mass... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella at the inauguration of '100 Nativity Scenes at the Vatican' Dec. 13, 2020.

Mini Pope Francis featured in Vatican’s annual 100 nativity scenes display

Dec 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Among the novelties of this year’s “100 Nativity Scenes at the Vatican” exhibit is the inclusion of a miniature Pope... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, at the Vatican press office on Jan. 18, 2016.

Pandemic forces Vatican to scale down World Day of the Poor events

Nov 12, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions have forced the Vatican to scale down its commemoration of the World Day of the Poor, a Vatican... Read more

The Italian version of the new Directory for Catechesis, launched at the Vatican, June 25, 2020.

Catholic catechesis directory addresses gender, biological sex, and bioethics

Jun 25, 2020

Bioethics, gender identity, and biological sex are new subjects covered in the Vatican’s latest Directory for Catechesis, released Thursday. The... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella presents the new Directory for Catechesis at the Vatican, June 25, 2020.

Vatican releases Catholic directory for catechesis in ‘dynamic continuity’ with Church teaching

Jun 25, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican Thursday published a new directory for catechesis, emphasizing both its continuity with two previous directories and its new... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Special Olympics athletes at the Vatican, Oct. 13, 2017.

Catechesis must encounter the disabled with love, archbishop says

Oct 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Church must learn “how to encounter disabled people today, how to allow them to have an encounter with Christ... Read more