Vatican News

  • September 20, 2020 - 11:23am
    At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on the parable of the workers in the vineyard, heard in the day’s Gospel.
  • September 20, 2020 - 10:20am
    Catholic Bishops of the Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province in Nigeria have sounded the alarm against financial inducement for perpetrators of criminal activities in the region.
  • September 20, 2020 - 8:05am
    Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.
  • September 19, 2020 - 5:57pm
    Europe is racing to contain rising coronavirus infections amid concerns they could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths. Authorities in several countries have announced new restrictions, including in Spain, where parts of the capital Madrid are subject to lockdown measures to curb a rise in Covid-19.
  • September 19, 2020 - 4:30pm
    Addressing the UN Security Council this week, World Food Programme Executive Director, David Beasley, warned that 270 million people are on the brink of starvation because of the coronavirus-induced hunger pandemic.
  • September 19, 2020 - 2:51pm
    A new book captures the testimonies of some of those involved in the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin
  • September 19, 2020 - 1:31pm
    Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations, addresses the UN Human Rights Council's urgent debate on the situation of human rights in Belarus which took place on Friday in Geneva.
  • September 19, 2020 - 11:08am
    Pope Francis on Saturday addressed a delegation from Italy’s Fondazione Banco Farmaceutico, which collects and distributes medicines nearing expiration for those in need.
  • September 19, 2020 - 10:09am
    Cardinal Krajewski represents Pope Francis at Father Roberto Malgesini’s funeral saying that the path he lived was “the true Gospel in action.”
  • September 18, 2020 - 6:34pm
    Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors participated both in person and online during the Commission's plenary meeting held from 16-18 September.
  • September 18, 2020 - 4:02pm
    Catholics and other Christian communities in Bangladesh have pledged to join hands in a common effort to protect the environment in order to tackle climate change and natural disasters.
  • September 18, 2020 - 3:43pm
    A UNICEF Regional director addresses the UN Human Rights Council’s urgent debate on Belarus, saying excessive use of force has also been used against children.
  • September 18, 2020 - 3:19pm
    Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has spoken to the United Nations Human Rights Council despite the Belarussian envoy's efforts to prevent her and other critics from giving speeches. During a turbulent session of the Geneva-based U.N. body, she demanded that the country's authorities end violence against protestors and organize a free and fair presidential election.
  • September 18, 2020 - 3:01pm
    A Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and the Auditor General: the two offices will collaborate even more closely to better implement law regarding transparency and the granting of public contracts by the Holy See and the Vatican.
  • September 18, 2020 - 1:36pm
    Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemia. The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. On this foundational idea, "Covid19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Communication and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.
  • September 18, 2020 - 12:47pm
    Police in Greece are moving thousands of refugees to a camp on the island of Lesbos after a fire destroyed the country's largest migrant facility last Tuesday.
  • September 18, 2020 - 12:23pm
    Bishop Richard Moth reacts to proposed sentencing reforms in England and Wales released on Wednesday, saying a criminal justice system should be “rooted in hope, forgiveness, and reconciliation.”
  • September 18, 2020 - 11:41am
    The Diocese of Lwena reckons that it needs at least 200 priests to attend to the current pastoral demands, said the Bishop of the Diocese, Jesús Tirso Blanco, S.D.B.
  • September 18, 2020 - 11:39am
    Pope Francis on Friday received in audience in the Vatican representatives from the Belgian Catholic magazine, “Tertio”. He spoke to them about the call of a Christian media person.
  • September 18, 2020 - 8:08am
    The annual Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada takes place on 26 and 27 September.