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Cardinal Konrad Krajewski visits the Italian island of Ischia Dec. 8, 2022, on behalf of Pope Francis to console victims of recent flooding there.

Cardinal brings spiritual closeness of Pope Francis to flood victims in Italy

Dec 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski on Thursday visited the Italian island of Ischia on behalf of Pope Francis to meet with the... Read more

Pope Francis met Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege on Dec. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis meets Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege ahead of Congo trip

Dec 9, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met Friday with Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege, a Congolese physician known for his work treating victims... Read more

Pope Francis visits the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2022.

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to entrust themselves to Our Lady, prays for peace in Ukraine

Dec 8, 2022

By AC Wimmer

On Thursday, Pope Francis publicly visited the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna for the... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Dec. 7, 2022.

Like a row of dominoes: an analysis of the latest Vatican appointments

Dec 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The latest appointment at the Vatican kicks off several changes for the Church, both in Rome and around the world. Read more

Pope Francis meeting with Roberto Benigni, Dec. 7, 2022.

PHOTOS: ‘Life is Beautiful’ actor Roberto Benigni meets the pope

Dec 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis enthusiastically greeted Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni at the Vatican on Wednesday morning. Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience, Dec. 7, 2022

Pope Francis: Freedom is found in offering to God what is hardest to give up

Dec 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis spoke Wednesday about how freeing it can be to let go of the things that we are most... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Nov. 30, 2022

Pope Francis decrees better control of Vatican funds and foundations

Dec 6, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis issued a decree on Tuesday aimed at improving the financial accountability of funds, foundations, and other legal entities... Read more

Winter in Kyiv, Ukraine (2018)

Vatican holds thermal shirt drive for Ukraine

Dec 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s charity office is holding a drive to collect thermal shirts for people in Ukraine as they face an... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis: It’s never too late to begin again

Dec 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Let us not let this Advent go by like days on the calendar, because this is a moment of grace,”... Read more

The Vatican’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 3, 2022.

PHOTOS: Vatican Christmas tree lighting ceremony 2022

Dec 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A large hand-carved wooden nativity scene was unveiled in St. Peter Square on Saturday night at the Vatican’s Christmas tree... Read more

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Pope Francis’ watch auctioned off and proceeds set a world record

Dec 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The LaViolette Scholarship Foundation auctioned off a Swatch Once Again watch Nov. 30 that Francis had worn for much of... Read more

Pope Francis with members of the group Leaders Pour la Paix at the Vatican, Dec. 2, 2022

Pope Francis: The effects of the war in Ukraine are being felt all over the world

Dec 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Friday that the war between Russia and Ukraine is an example of the “globalization of problems” with... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 8, 2022.

Ukrainian archbishop appeals for release of Catholic priests captured by Russian troops

Dec 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Two Catholic priests captured by Russian troops are “being tortured without mercy,” the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church... Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall.

Pope Francis praises ‘fruitful’ theology of Benedict XVI

Dec 1, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Speaking at the 2022 Ratzinger Prize award ceremony, Francis said: “We all feel his spiritual presence and his accompaniment in... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 28, 2022

Pope Francis’ trip to Africa rescheduled for February 2023

Dec 1, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has rescheduled his trip to the African countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan for... Read more

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The Vatican says it’s been hacked — again

Nov 30, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Vatican spokesman said Wednesday that the Holy See has taken down its main vatican.va website amid an apparent attempt... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu attends the Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals at the St. Peter's Basilica on Aug. 27, 2022, at the Vatican.

Cardinal Becciu and the twists and turns of the Vatican finance trial

Nov 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Recent court hearings have introduced a few revelations about the case as well as possible new accusations against the Secretariat... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis: Restoration of Christian unity is ‘an urgent priority in today’s world’

Nov 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the full restoration of communion among all Christians is “an urgent priority in today’s world.” Read more

Father Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves

Pope Francis names new economy prefect as Father Guerrero resigns ‘for personal reasons’

Nov 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has appointed a Spanish layman to lead the Secretariat for the Economy following the resignation of Father Juan... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Nov. 30, 2022

Pope Francis’ spiritual life tip: A daily examination of conscience helps to avoid repeating mistakes

Nov 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has recommended a daily examination of conscience as an “indispensable” practice in spiritual life. Read more