Vatican News


Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says
Apr 16 2017
Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders "our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms," Pope Francis said.

French archdiocese opens beatification inquiry for martyred priest
Apr 15 2017
A formal inquiry has been opened into the cause for beatification of Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed while celebrating Mass.

Papal preacher: Victory belongs to one who triumphs over self, not others
Apr 14 2017
Jesus came not just to teach, but to radically change human hearts hardened from sin, the preacher of the papal household said.

Pope to priests: Never separate truth, joy, mercy from the Gospel
Apr 13 2017
“The priest makes the message joyful by his whole being,” the pope said, and it is in “little things” that this joy is best shared.

Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official
Apr 10 2017
Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.

Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says on Palm Sunday
Apr 10 2017
In his noon Angelus address, the pope also decried recent terrorist attacks in Sweden and Egypt.

Pope horrified by ‘unacceptable massacre’ in Syria
Apr 06 2017
Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead.

Pope approves provisions to recognize marriages of SSPX faithful
Apr 05 2017
Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities.

Pope Francis meets Britain’s Prince Charles at the Vatican
Apr 05 2017
Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, met April 4 with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

New Jersey man pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit
Apr 05 2017
Santos Colon planned to utilize a sniper to shoot the pope during his public Sunday Mass Sept. 27 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. He also planned to set off bombs in the surrounding area.