Vatican News


Re-gifting: Vatican raffles pope gifts to raise money for poor
Nov 21 2014
Like many Catholic parishes, the Vatican has turned to a raffle to raise money; the difference is, though, the prizes are items originally given as gifts to Pope Francis.

Jesus weeps when people do not open their hearts to him, says pope
Nov 20 2014
Conversion to Christ is a process that lasts a lifetime, Pope Francis said.

Pope condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue, urges end to violence
Nov 19 2014
Pope Francis condemned the “unacceptable episodes of violence” in Jerusalem, episodes that “do not spare even places of worship.

Little acts of love, kindness and faith add up to holiness, pope says
Nov 19 2014
Pope: All Christians are called to holiness and to take even little steps each day to be more loving and more Christ-like.

Pope calls abortion, euthanasia, IVF sins ‘against God the creator’
Nov 17 2014
Pope Francis denounced a “false compassion” that would justify abortion, euthanasia, artificial reproduction technologies.

Pope says defending traditional marriage is matter of ‘human ecology’
Nov 17 2014
Pope Francis called for preserving the family as an institution based on marriage between a man and a woman.

Pope confirms he will visit Philadelphia in September
Nov 17 2014
Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September.

Philippines prepares for pope with messages on spirituality, crowds
Nov 16 2014
Philippine church and government leaders are preparing the country for Pope Francis’ visit with spiritual guidance for the faithful and precautions about crowd control.

Vatican public restrooms to include showers for the homeless
Nov 14 2014
The archbishop who distributes charity on behalf of Pope Francis has announced that the public restrooms in St. Peter’s Square will include showers.

Cardinal O’Brien honored with new bust and painting
Nov 14 2014
Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien, archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, was honored with a bust, a new portrait and a building named for him.