Vatican News


Christmas is a sign that God works in history to save people, pope says
Dec 19 2014
God acts in history to save his people, at times even testing them, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis credited for urging U.S., Cuba to normalize relations
Dec 17 2014
UPDATED with Vatican statement: President Obama said the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations.

Pope: Hypocrites stick to rules, harsh judgment, and ignore God’s mercy
Dec 16 2014
Never condemn others, but if temptation strikes, then condemn yourself, pope says.

New pope, new leadership changed tone of visitation of U.S. religious
Dec 16 2014
During the process of the apostolic visitation of communities of U.S. religious women, a shift in tone took place.

Count down to Christmas by counting your blessings, pope says
Dec 15 2014
“Be joyful as you prepare for Christmas,” the pope told Catholics before Mass Dec. 14.

Pope praises Our Lady of Guadalupe as great missionary of ‘our America’
Dec 13 2014
Pope Francis and thousands of Catholics from across the Atlantic celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Vatican.

Pope concerned about Syriac Catholics fleeing ‘inhumanity’ in Mideast
Dec 12 2014
Pope Francis expressed his concern for members of the Syriac Catholic Church who have had to flee from the “inhumanity” unfolding in the Middle East.

Announcing new series of talks about family, pope reviews synod
Dec 10 2014
The October extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family was not the scene of “a clash between factions, pope says.

Church is ‘mother’ when it offers mercy, tenderness, pope says
Dec 09 2014
Pope Francis prayed that “the Lord would give us the grace to work, to be joyful Christians."

Pope calls for more ‘integration’ of divorced Catholics, gays
Dec 08 2014
Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church must consider various ways to integrate the divorced and civilly remarried in the life of the church.