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U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.

Pope Francis to discuss climate change with John Kerry at Vatican

The former Secretary of State is also a keynote speaker at a Vatican conference Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Scouts Unitaires de France at the Vatican, May 14, 2021.

Pope Francis urges scouts to ‘spread light and hope’

The pope welcomed members of the Scouts Unitaires de France to Rome on the group’s 50th anniversary. Read more

Argentine President Alberto Fernández meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, May 13, 2021

Pope Francis meets Argentine president for first time since abortion legalization

Alberto Fernández championed a bill that legalized abortion up to the the 14th week of pregnancy. Read more

View of St. Peter`s Basilica from the roof of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on April 1, 2015.

Vatican abuse trial: Witness testimony gives conflicting view of victim, pre-seminary

The Vatican City State’s criminal court heard testimony from five witnesses. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 12, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘Prayer works miracles’

The pope expressed delight at holding his first general audience with members of the public for six months. Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican responds to bishops’ call to amend Church law on crimes against minors

The Vatican told English and Welsh bishops that it was in the process of altering the Code of Canon Law. Read more

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and Archbishop Rino Fisichella present the apostolic letter 'Antiquum ministerium' at the Vatican, May 11, 2021.

What is the new ministry of catechist? A CNA explainer

Pope Francis has instituted a new lay ministry of catechist. Here’s what that means. Read more

The Good Shepherd image used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Vatican fixes website glitch showing two versions of Catechism

Before it was corrected, the website displayed texts not reflecting recent significant changes to the Catechism. Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis institutes new ministry of catechist

The pope instituted the new lay ministry in the apostolic letter Antiquum ministerium. Read more

A 17th-century statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Spanish sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés.

Pope Francis: The Spiritual Exercises deepen the concept of personal reform

The pope made the comment in a video message for the launch of a book by one his early spiritual... Read more

Mafia. Public Domain via Pixabay.

Vatican creates group to study separating mafia from the Catholic Church

The group is being established in honor of Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge killed by the mafia. Read more

Chelsea Clinton.

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

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

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the Diocese of Huarí, Peru, May 6, 2021.

Pope Francis meets with bishop of murdered lay missionary

Nadia De Munari, an Italian lay missionary, died April 24. Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica from within the Vatican.

Cardinals’ council discusses pandemic recovery, curial reform with Pope Francis

The seven members of the Council of Cardinals met online. Read more

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican, Sept. 16, 2020.

Pope Francis to hold general audience with the public on May 12

For the past six months, the pope has held his Wednesday audiences in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Read more

Pope Francis leads a prayer vigil at the Vatican, Oct. 3, 2015.

Pope Francis prays for pandemic-stricken India

The pope said: “I am writing to convey my heartfelt solidarity and spiritual closeness to all the Indian people.” Read more

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Luján at his general audience in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace Dec. 2, 2020.

Pope Francis sends video message to Argentina for feast of Our Lady of Lujan

“I will accompany you from here,” Pope Francis said in the video published on May 6. Read more

Pope Francis washes the feet of migrants and refugees during Holy Thursday Mass March 24, 2016.

Pope Francis: Migrants bearing brunt of ‘aggressive’ nationalism and ‘radical individualism’

The pope made the comment in his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Read more

Dome of St. Peter's basilica, Vatican City.

Pope Francis confirms ex-management consultant as Vatican’s auditor general

Alessandro Cassinis Righini had served as acting auditor general since June 2017. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis to issue apostolic letter on ministry of catechist

The apostolic letter, Antiquum ministerium, will be presented at a press conference on May 11. Read more