Vatican News


Put aside ideology and work to rebuild Aleppo, say Catholic leaders
Dec 18 2016
“We are praying for Aleppo and all of Syria to have peace again,” Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham said.

Pope meets with Colombian leaders at odds on peace deal
Dec 17 2016
Pope Francis spoke with Uribe privately for 20 minutes before Santos joined them.

Faith and diplomacy: Hackett reflects on role as U.S. envoy to Vatican
Dec 16 2016
Hackett said diplomats and those in the Holy See don’t know that to expect as far as what Trump’s positions, policies and actions will be.

Corruption is cancer to health industry, pope tells hospital staffers
Dec 15 2016
Corrupt business practices that seek to profit from the sick and the dying are a cancer to hospitals, Pope Francis said.

Open your heart to that small splendor born in Bethlehem, pope says
Dec 14 2016
“The most beautiful joy of Christmas is that inner joy of peace: the Lord wiped away my sins, the Lord has forgiven me," the pope said.

Pope calls Coptic Pope Tawadros to express condolences after Cairo attack
Dec 12 2016
“We are united in the blood of our martyrs,” the pope told the Orthodox patriarch.

Mary shows what good comes from wholehearted ‘yes’ to God, pope says
Dec 08 2016
Mary’s total “yes” to God was “the most important ‘yes’ of history” and overturned Adam and Eve’s prideful “no,” the pope said.

Vatican updates guidelines for educating priests
Dec 08 2016
The Catholic Church needs holy, healthy and humble priests and that requires prayers for vocations and the careful selection and training of candidates, said the Congregation for Clergy.

Pope Francis appoints two auxiliary bishops for Baltimore: Monsignors Mark Brennan and Adam Parker
Dec 05 2016
Monsignor Brennan now serves as a Gaithersburg pastor; Monsignor Parker is vicar general and moderator of the curia in Baltimore.

Pope recognizes martyrdom of Oklahoma priest killed in Guatemala
Dec 02 2016
Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States.