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Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 27, 2017.

Pope Francis transfers financial administration out of Secretariat of State

Nov 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has requested that all responsibility for financial funds and real estate assets, including a controversial London property, be... Read more

A woman prays in Westminster Cathedral, London, Nov. 4, 2020, the day before a four-week lockdown in England.

Catholics urged to join nationwide daily prayer as England enters second lockdown

Nov 5, 2020

Bishops urged Catholics in England to join in a nationwide daily “moment of prayer” Wednesday as the country entered a... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace Nov. 4, 2020.

Pope Francis requires bishops to have Vatican permission for new diocesan religious institutes

Nov 4, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has changed canon law to require a bishop to have permission from the Holy See prior to establishing... Read more

The spiral staircase at the Vatican Museums on Nov. 12, 2015.

Vatican Museums to close again amid tightening coronavirus restrictions

Nov 4, 2020

The Vatican announced Wednesday that the Vatican Museums will close until Dec. 3 as Italy implements further coronavirus restrictions.   Read more

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

Pope Francis: Consistent prayer strengthens us in times of tribulation

Nov 4, 2020

Jesus teaches us that we must be consistent in our prayer, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.  Read more

A detail from the monumental Nativity scene of the Castelli.

Vatican Christmas display to be ‘a sign of hope’ during pandemic

Nov 3, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced the details of the 2020 edition of the annual Christmas display in St. Peter’s Square, intended to... Read more

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, pictured in 2016.

Vatican bishop: Peter’s Pence not used to cover London investment losses

Nov 2, 2020

A Vatican bishop said Saturday that the Holy See did not use money from Peter’s Pence or the pope’s discretionary... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Mercy in the Teutonic Cemetery in Vatican City Nov. 2, 2020.

Pope Francis on All Souls’ Day: Christian hope gives life meaning

Nov 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis visited a cemetery in Vatican City to pray on All Souls Day Monday and offered Mass for the... Read more

Police seal off the street after the attack at the basilica in Nice, France, Oct. 29, 2020.

French police make six arrests over Nice terror attack

Nov 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

French police have arrested a total of six men in their investigation into the attack on the Basilica of Notre-Dame... Read more

Pope Francis prays for victims of terrorist attack at French basilica

Oct 29, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

After three people were killed in a terrorist attack in a basilica in Nice, France, on Thursday, a Vatican spokesman... Read more

Pope Francis bestows the pallium on newly appointed Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa Oct. 28, 2020.

Pope Francis bestows pallium on new Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

Oct 28, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Wednesday bestowed the pallium on the newly appointed Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.  Read more

Pope Francis delivers his general audience address in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 28, 2020.

Pope Francis supports Polish Catholics in fight against abortion

Oct 28, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told Polish Catholics Wednesday that he asks St. John Paul II’s intercession for respect for life, amid protests... Read more

The Cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City on June 18, 2015.

Vatican abuse trial: Victim petitions to sue pre-seminary and religious group

Oct 27, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a hearing Tuesday of an ongoing abuse and cover-up trial against two Italian priests, the Vatican court accepted a... Read more

Pope Francis attends the general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall Oct. 21, 2020.

Pope Francis urges Europe’s leaders to rediscover ‘path of fraternity’

Oct 27, 2020

Pope Francis warned Europe’s leaders Tuesday that the project of European unity is at risk unless they “rediscover the path... Read more

Pope Francis meets teachers and students from Rome’s Pontifical Theological Faculty "Marianum" at the Paul VI Audience Hall Oct. 24.

Pope Francis: 'The times we live in are times of Mary'

Oct 26, 2020

Pope Francis said Saturday that the times we live in are the “times of Mary.”  Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis prays for peace and justice in Nigeria

Oct 25, 2020

Pope Francis appealed for an end to violence in Nigeria after reciting the Angelus Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis pictured at his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis to create 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Gregory

Oct 25, 2020

Pope Francis said Sunday that he will create 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory, at a consistory on... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Vatican Oct. 24, 2020.

Pope Francis meets with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

Oct 24, 2020

Pope Francis met with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Vatican Saturday.  Read more

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa.

Pope Francis names new Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

Oct 24, 2020

Pope Francis named Italian Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa as the new Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Saturday.  Read more

The Swiss Guard swearing in ceremony at the Vatican on May 6, 2019.

Two more Swiss Guards test positive for the coronavirus

Oct 23, 2020

The Pontifical Swiss Guard announced Friday that two more of its members have tested positive for the coronavirus.   Read more