Vatican News


Pope Francis to preside over joint September wedding at Vatican
Aug 29 2014
Pope Francis will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Sept. 14.

Pope: Being envious, mean-spirited may be human, but it’s not Christian
Aug 27 2014
Envy, jealousy and meanness are human instincts, but they are not Christian, the pope said.

Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass with former doctoral students
Aug 26 2014
Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass and met briefly with his former doctoral students at the Vatican Aug. 24.

Pope thanks people for prayers for his family after deadly crash
Aug 20 2014
“The pope has a family, too. We were five siblings, and I have 16 nieces and nephews."

During inflight news conference, pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit
Aug 19 2014
Pope Francis discussed a variety of topics Aug. 18 during an hourlong inflight news conference on his way back from South Korea.

Pope asks prayers after great nephews, their mother die in car crash
Aug 19 2014
Pope Francis asked people to join him in prayer Aug. 19 after he learned that two of his little great nephews and their mother had died in a car crash in Argentina.

Hundreds brave rain to try to get final glimpse of pope in South Korea
Aug 18 2014
Hundreds of Catholic faithful and non-Catholic admirers of Pope Francis braved the pouring rain to try to get a glimpse of him.

Pope calls on Catholics to dialogue with China, other Asian societies
Aug 17 2014
Pope Francis started the day by baptizing a Korean man, Lee Hojin, in a brief ceremony.

Pope says forgiveness key to reconciling divided Korea
Aug 15 2014
“You are brothers who speak the same language,” the pope said Aug. 15.

In South Korea, pope calls for peace, democracy and social justice
Aug 14 2014
South Korea - Starting his first visit to Asia, Pope Francis urged South Korean political and civic leaders to seek peace.