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Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021.

Pope Francis names new head of Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education

Sep 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced on Sept. 26 that the pope appointed Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça as the prefect of the... Read more


Vatican enlists influencers to get young, disenchanted Catholics to answer Synod survey

Aug 9, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Jimmy Akin, a Catholic apologist and a host of the popular radio call-in show Catholic Answers Live, was tapped by... Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica.

Are there any big changes in the authoritative version of the new Vatican constitution?

Apr 4, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican published the editio typica of its constitution on March 31. Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/

How Praedicate evangelium changes the Vatican’s dicasteries: A CNA Explainer

Mar 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has promulgated a new apostolic constitution, Praedicate evangelium, which reforms the structure of the Roman Curia. Here are... Read more