Vatican News

  • January 26, 2020 - 12:49pm
    Pope Francis says he is praying for the victims and for all those affected by the coronavirus spreading in China and for the nation's commitment to contain and fight the epidemic.
  • January 26, 2020 - 11:38am
    Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel reading of the day and says all people of goodwill are called to be open to the mercy of the Father and allow themselves to be transformed by the grace of the Holy Spirit.
  • January 26, 2020 - 11:27am
    Pope Francis is asking men and women of goodwill to gather in prayer and recollection on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
  • January 26, 2020 - 11:20am
    A fire has damaged Malawi Telecommunications Limited’s broadband hub in Lilongwe and in the process paralysed the country’s sixteen private television stations including Catholic Luntha TV.
  • January 26, 2020 - 10:35am
    The Uruguayan priest, whom Pope Francis has known since 2006, is chosen to take the place left open by Father Pedacchio last December.
  • January 26, 2020 - 10:35am
    Pope Francis says we need God’s Word so that we can hear, amid the thousands of other words in our daily lives, that one word that speaks to us not about things, but about life. His call to the faithful comes during Holy Mass to celebrate the first Sunday of the World of God.
  • January 25, 2020 - 5:31pm
    Pope Francis leads an ecumenical prayer service for the close of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity calling for a more hospitable culture, amongst ourselves as Christians and among our brothers and sisters of different confessions.
  • January 25, 2020 - 4:32pm
    Pope Francis on Saturday received in the Vatican members of the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota, at the start of their judicial year. He held up Priscilla and Aquila, the Christian missionary married couple described in the New Testament, as a model of married life that needs to be defended and promoted by the Church.
  • January 25, 2020 - 4:18pm
    Europe's Catholic bishops are marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in then occupied Poland with a warning about ongoing hatred towards Jewish people. I in a statement, the bishops condemn anti-Semitism and what they call the "manipulation" of the truth for political aims.
  • January 25, 2020 - 3:14pm
    In the United States, the annual March for Life sees an unprecedented participation.
  • January 25, 2020 - 1:58pm
    Pope Francis approves the election of Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re as the new dean of the College of Cardinals and of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as Vice-Dean.
  • January 25, 2020 - 12:40pm
    Pope Francis met President Barham Salih of Iraq in the Vatican, Saturday morning, the Holy See Press Office said in a statement. Later, the president also held a meeting with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.
  • January 25, 2020 - 11:00am
    In a video message sent on Saturday, Pope Francis prays for the 272 brothers and sisters who died in the Brumandinho dam disaster one year ago.
  • January 24, 2020 - 5:41pm
    Pope Francis meets with US Vice President, Michael Richard Pence, in Audience in the Vatican.
  • January 24, 2020 - 4:39pm
    The Fifth World Holocaust Forum was held on Thursday at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. The event, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, was attended by more than 40 presidents, prime ministers and royal families from Europe, North America and Australia.
  • January 24, 2020 - 4:11pm
    An editorial by the Prefect of the Dicastery for Communications on Pope Francis’ Message for the 54th World Day of Communications.
  • January 24, 2020 - 3:24pm
    Diocese of Mthatha Bishop and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Sithembile Sipuka has spoken at great length about the importance of the Bishops’ new Pastoral Plan.
  • January 24, 2020 - 1:45pm
    Pope Francis has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate 8 decrees that take the cause of 19 men and women closer to sainthood. The martyrdom of 13 of them has been cleared for beatification.
  • January 24, 2020 - 1:08pm
    During his daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warns us of the “worm of jealousy” that leads to misjudgement and competition.
  • January 24, 2020 - 12:26pm
    The Archbishop of Tuam in Ireland speaks about the involvement of the National Marian Shrine at Knock at Sunday’s celebration for the inaugural “Sunday of the Word of God”.