Vatican News


Pope to Egyptians: Let papal visit be sign of friendship, peace
Apr 25 2017
“I hope that this visit will be an embrace of consolation and of encouragement to all Christians in the Middle East,” the pope said.

Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God’s love
Apr 24 2017
“So many Christian communities are the object of persecution today! Why? Because of the hatred of the spirit of this world,” the pope said.

Vatican says it would welcome visit by Trump
Apr 20 2017
If U.S. President Donald Trump requests a meeting with Pope Francis in May, the Vatican will try to make it work, a top Vatican official said.

Pope Benedict celebrates birthday with Bavarian guests, beer, pretzels
Apr 18 2017
A bit of Bavaria, including German beer and pretzels, came to the Vatican to help celebrate retired Pope Benedict XVI’s 90th birthday.

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.