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Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass with his ill brother on feast of the Sacred Heart

Jun 19, 2020

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass with his ailing brother on the feast of the Sacred Heart during his... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Vatican urges Catholics into action on Pope Francis’ Laudato si’

Jun 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

With a new 200-page document, the Vatican is encouraging Catholics to put their faith into action to promote integral ecology... Read more

Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.

Benedict XVI visits his ailing brother in Germany

Jun 18, 2020

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is making a private visit to Germany to see his ailing brother Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Feb. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis thanks seafarers for their sacrifices during pandemic

Jun 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a video message Wednesday, Pope Francis told maritime workers their many sacrifices before and during the coronavirus pandemic have... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Financial authority updates Vatican offices on policies to fight money laundering

Jun 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Members of the Vatican's financial watchdog authority met this week to update offices on regulations to fight money laundering and... Read more

Pope Francis gives a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis: Discover the riches hidden in Jesus’ Sacred Heart

Jun 17, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Ahead of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to discover the riches of charity... Read more

Cardinal Turkson visits a Romani camp in Castel Romano June 13, 2020.

Cardinal Turkson delivers face masks, care packages to Romani families

Jun 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Peter Turkson delivered face masks and care packages over the weekend to Romani families in need on the outskirts... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's Square in Vatican City.

Vatican officials grant bail to London property broker

Jun 15, 2020

The Vatican said Monday that officials had granted bail to the Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi who was arrested as part... Read more

Pope Francis names lay finance expert as secretary of Vatican ‘central bank’

Jun 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Monday appointed Fabio Gasperini, an Italian financial adviser working at Ernst and Young, to the second-ranking position at... Read more

Bishop-elect Bruce Lewandowski.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore

Jun 10, 2020

Pope Francis named Fr. Bruce Lewandowski as an auxiliary bishop of Baltimore Wednesday.  Read more

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski at the tomb of St. Peter during an ad limina visit Nov. 7, 2019.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead St. Louis archdiocese

Jun 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appointed Wednesday Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead the Metropolitan Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Read more

Pope Francis gives a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis: God awaits us in our darkest moments

Jun 10, 2020

In our darkest moments God awaits us and is ready to transform us, Pope Francis said at his general audience... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis starts fund of 1 million euros for Rome’s unemployed after coronavirus

Jun 9, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

As Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has started a fund with 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to help those in... Read more

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli says Mass in Rome Jan. 22, 2016.

Vatican should renew China deal for ‘one or two years,’ says negotiator

Jun 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

With the Vatican’s interim deal with the Chinese government due to expire in September, an archbishop who helped to negotiate... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Cardinal Becciu says Torzi arrest is no 'earthquake'

Jun 9, 2020

Cardinal Angelo Becciu has said that the arrest of a businessman at the center of a Vatican property deal will... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, or 'Vatican bank'. (File Photo/CNA).

Vatican bank reports €38 million profit in 2019

Jun 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), commonly called the Vatican Bank, said it had made a net profit... Read more

Peter Sagan gives Pope Francis a custom racing bike in Vatican colors, Jan. 24, 2018.

Pope Francis teams up with Olympic athletes for coronavirus charity auction

Jun 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has teamed up with Olympic athletes for a charity auction this month to support hospitals in the regions... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Feb. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis: The Trinity is saving love for a broken world

Jun 7, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy Trinity is saving love in a world filled with corruption, evil, and the sinfulness of men and women,... Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Vatican cardinal: Catholics should be sign of unity in a divided society

Jun 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Catholic Church cannot be an authentic witness to unity in diversity if it only mirrors the divisions found in... Read more

Pope Francis on May 29, 2019.

Pope Francis: We cannot remain silent as planet is plundered

Jun 5, 2020

Pope Francis said Friday that people should not remain silent as biodiversity is threatened by destruction and exploitation in a... Read more