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Pope Francis during the general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Jan. 26, 2022.

Winter Olympics close to Pope Francis' heart, says Vatican sports official

Feb 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the 2022 Winter Olympics opened in Beijing on Friday, a Vatican official who oversees sports matters has said the... Read more

Pope Francis takes a selfie with pilgrims at the April 1, 2015 general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis: Digital revolution forces us to rethink what it means to be human

Nov 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

‘Today, a revolution is underway,’ the pope told the Pontifical Council for Culture. Read more

Chelsea Clinton.

Vatican Conference 2021: Chelsea Clinton, Francis Collins speak on second day

May 7, 2021

Chelsea Clinton called for the regulation of “anti-vaccine content” on social media. Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a White House press briefing, conducted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, at the White House Jan. 21.

Anthony Fauci, Deepak Chopra speak at first day of Vatican health conference

May 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fauci spoke about the evolution of the scientific community’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a White House press briefing, conducted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, at the White House Jan. 21.

Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton to speak at Vatican health conference

Apr 15, 2021

Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton, and Deepak Chopra are among the featured speakers at a Vatican conference being held in May... Read more

Why the Vatican thinks priests should learn about art, beauty

Jan 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ugly churches with bad acoustics don't do justice to the richness and beauty of the liturgy – and it's this... Read more

A group of disabled pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the General Audience, June 3, 2015.

How can disabled persons be more integrated into the Church?

Jun 20, 2016

By Elise Harris

A Vatican conference dedicated to the up-and-coming 'theology of disability' aims not only to end common stigma surrounding persons with... Read more

Pope Francis meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other participants in the Cellular Horizons conference at the Vatican April 29, 2016.

Pope advocates for 'globalization of empathy' in curing rare diseases

Apr 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis told participants in a Vatican stem cell summit that a renewed sense of empathy ought to... Read more

Msgr. Melchor Sanchez, undersecretary at the Pontifical Council for Culture, holds a sign with the hashtag in front of the Vatican.

Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final

Jul 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Pontifical Council for Culture has launched an effort designed to unite the world in asking for peace in warring... Read more

Olympic medalist Jason Gardner in St. Peter's Square Oct. 20.

Olympic gold medalist credits nuns for inspiration

Oct 20, 2013

At a Vatican athletic event promoting the connection between faith and sports, British Olympic gold medalist runner Jason Gardener credited... Read more

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi appears at a Vatican press conference on May 14, 2013.

Children's journey of beauty ends with papal visit

Jun 18, 2013

This coming Sunday, almost 500 disadvantaged children will arrive at the Vatican on a special red train, where they will... Read more

Ciaran Finn Lynch and his mom and dad pose with his Pontifical Hero Award on April 12, 2013 in Vatican City.

Vatican honors boy for courage during trachea transplant

Apr 12, 2013

During the Second International Adult Stem Cell conference at the Vatican, a boy who had his windpipe replaced with one... Read more

Terry, Elizabeth and Mary Lobato pose with the Pontifical Hero Award on April 11, 2013.

Adult stem cells helping teen with 'brittle bone disease' grow

Apr 11, 2013

A girl whose bones used to break every two months was awarded for her courage in successfully battling her disease... Read more

Msgr. Tomasz Trafny, Dr. Robin Smith, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and Fr. Ciro Benedettini present the Second International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference April 9, 2013 at the Holy See press office

Vatican stem cell event aims for wide cultural impact

Apr 9, 2013

The Vatican's upcoming conference on adult stem cell research aims to influence culture by promoting dialogue between politicians, medical researchers,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in Clementine Hall on Oct 20, 2012.

Pope stresses Church's hope in young people

Feb 7, 2013

“The Church has confidence in the young” and needs their lively participation, Pope Benedict XVI insisted, while also underscoring the... Read more