Vatican News

  • June 16, 2021 - 9:22pm
    With nearly half a million Covid-19-related deaths reported and 17,5 million infections, Brazil will be soon crossing the dismal threshold of 500 thousand victims of the coronavirus.
  • June 16, 2021 - 9:16pm
    As US President Joe Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the World Council of Churches expresses its prayerful wishes that the meeting might give “signs of hope” to the post-pandemic world.
  • June 16, 2021 - 7:23pm
    US bishops renew their call for a “humane and comprehensive” immigration reform that respects the rule of law, addresses the root causes of migration, and simultaneously protects those forced to migrate.
  • June 16, 2021 - 2:10pm
    Cardinal Grech dicusses the process of inclusion between all Bishops Conferences prior to the next Synod of Bishops.
  • June 16, 2021 - 1:49pm
    The Bishops of the United States are meeting virtually this week to discuss a range of issues from the canonization of two men to matters related to the liturgy.
  • June 16, 2021 - 1:45pm
    The Jesuit Church of St Joseph in the Lebanese capital Beirut is due to open its doors again next month following the August 2020 dockside blast.
  • June 16, 2021 - 1:01pm
    Over 200 million migrant workers send over a trillion dollars every year in family remittances to support over 800 million relatives in low- and middle-income countries.
  • June 16, 2021 - 10:46am
    As South Africa commemorated National Youth Day on 16 June, the country’s Bishops call for racial harmony in schools and larger South African society.
  • June 16, 2021 - 8:45am
    At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis concludes a long series of catechetical lessons on “prayer,” focusing on the priestly prayer of Jesus.
  • June 15, 2021 - 3:13pm
    In this latest document, the Pontifical Academy for Life reflects on the experiences of people with disabilities during the pandemic, and highlights the importance of providing disabled persons with special attention and support.
  • June 15, 2021 - 12:36pm
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed by four weeks the planned lifting of most remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England, with the new date now set for July 19th. Johnson said if the government were to lift restrictions on June 21st as first planned, there could be thousands more deaths owing to the rapid spread of the more infectious Delta variant.
  • June 15, 2021 - 12:23pm
    Caritas Internationalis announces the end of its “Share the journey” campaign of solidarity with migrants and refugees with a press conference on Tuesday. The organization however promises that though the campaign formally ends, the mission of journeying with migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons still continues.
  • June 15, 2021 - 11:46am
    Pope Francis sends a video-message to participants in the 16th edition of the GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum where political leaders and ministers are focusing on rebuilding the post-pandemic world.
  • June 15, 2021 - 10:21am
    The cultural landmark in the UAE capital, which includes a synagogue, a church and a mosque, is meant to be a beacon of understanding and peaceful coexistence, inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity.
  • June 15, 2021 - 9:42am
    From the formation of collections by the Renaissance popes to the birth of modern museology. In the 1700s in the Pope’s city, a popular destination during the Grand Tour era, on the wave of Winckelmann’s studies, the museum was born.
  • June 15, 2021 - 7:54am
    Don Bosco City in Medellín, Colombia, welcomes and accompanies hundreds of minors every year with an integral educational formation that is directed towards environmental sustainability and respect for our common home, in order to gradually reduce the ecological impact and encourage small business activities that assist the livelihood of the entire community.
  • June 14, 2021 - 3:20pm
    The UN has said thousands of children are at risk of dying from famine in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region. The warning comes as Pope Francis aks for prayers for the cessation of violence in the region, that "food and health care may be guaranteed to all, and that social harmony may be restored as soon as possible",
  • June 14, 2021 - 2:44pm
    Nicaraguan police arrested and jailed five prominent opponents of President Daniel Ortega over the weekend. Amonst those arrested there are one-one-time rebel allies who are denouncing the President’s intentions to extend his mandate as an assault on democracy.
  • June 14, 2021 - 2:39pm
    The Holy See's Dicasteries recounted from the inside: history, goals and mission - a look at how the offices work that support the Pope's ministry. The prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, describes the work of his office in this interview.
  • June 14, 2021 - 2:01pm
    Pope Francis’s message for the 5th World Day of the Poor was presented on Monday morning by the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.