Vatican News


Magi’s journey reflects our longing for God, pope says on Epiphany
Jan 06 2017
The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, Pope Francis said.

When a mother loses a child, reach out with tears, not words, pope says
Jan 04 2017
In the depths of despair, when no words or gestures will help, then cry with those who suffer, Pope Francis said.

Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy
Jan 03 2017
Protect children from exploitation, slaughter and abuse, the pope said.

New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says
Jan 02 2017
Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.

Pope creates group to foster dialogue after ouster in Order of Malta
Dec 27 2016
Special working group created to resolve concerns after forced resignation.

World scarred by war, greed must welcome prince of peace, pope says
Dec 26 2016
The pope prayed that peace come to people who suffer because of the "economic ambitions of the few" and the "idolatry of money."

Reform is more than just a face-lift, pope tells Curia
Dec 22 2016
The reform of the Roman Curia is not a mere face-lift to rejuvenate an aging body but a process of deep, personal conversion, Pope Francis said.

Pope denounces ‘homicidal madness’ after attacks in Berlin, Ankara
Dec 20 2016
Pope Francis called for an end to terrorism following a string of deadly attacks in Berlin and Ankara.

Archbishop Lori records Christmas message for Vatican Radio
Dec 20 2016
Archbishop William E. Lori joined other Christian religious and charitable leaders from around the world in sending Christmas greetings to listeners of the English Section of Vatican Radio.

Homeless, prisoners among pope’s birthday well-wishers
Dec 19 2016
According to the Vatican press office, more than 70,000 birthday emails were sent to Pope Francis.