Vatican News


Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment
Oct 23 2014
Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment.

All wars begin in a jealous heart; let go of pride, envy, pope says
Oct 22 2014
All wars begin in the human heart, Pope Francis said.

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open
Oct 21 2014
After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document.

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II
Oct 20 2014
Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope.

Terrorism in Mideast has reached ‘unimaginable proportions,’ pope says
Oct 20 2014
The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing “terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions," Pope Francis said.

Ten facts about Pope Paul VI
Oct 18 2014
Did you know Pope Paul VI was the first pope to fly on a plane?

Paul VI was pope of firsts, a pope of dialogue, cardinal says
Oct 18 2014
Cardinal Re told reporters that Pope Paul was a “pope of firsts” ... the first pope to take a plane, the first pope since St. Peter to visit the Holy Land and the first pope to give up the papal tiara.

Hunger in a world of wasted food is a tragic paradox, pope says
Oct 17 2014
Providing food aid to people in need is not enough to eradicate world hunger, Pope Francis said.

Praise the Lord by remembering everything he has done for us, pope says
Oct 16 2014
Do not forget to praise God for all he has done and how he is there to guide people, Pope Francis said.

Paul VI beatification highlights dialogue, Vatican II, love for church
Oct 16 2014
Pope Francis will hold Pope Paul’s witness up to a wider audience Oct. 19 when he beatifies him.