Vatican News


Pope tells struggling Europe he has a dream for its future
May 06 2016
The pope told European heads-of-state he had a dream of a divisive Europe coming together to protect the rights of everyone, especially families and migrants.

An ocean of tears calls for mercy, compassion, pope says
May 05 2016
The tears shed by men, women and children around the world each day cry out for mercy, compassion and consolation, Pope Francis said.

German cardinal says ‘unauthorized people’ in Rome veto bishop nominations
May 04 2016
A German cardinal said names of candidates submitted to the Vatican as potential bishops are being vetoed by “unauthorized people” in Rome.

Vatican magazine gives attention to unheard women, official says
May 04 2016
A new Vatican magazine will give attention to women’s voices, something that often has been missing in the church despite women’s important role in announcing the Gospel, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Trevi Fountain illuminated in remembrance of Christian martyrs
May 02 2016
The Trevi Fountain was lit up in red in a graphic commemoration of the thousands of modern Christians martyred for their faith.

Ethics must guide medical research, protect human dignity, pope says
Apr 29 2016
Moral and ethical concerns must guide medical research so it will always be at the service of protecting human life and dignity, Pope Francis said.

Suspects arrested in alleged plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy
Apr 29 2016
Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican.

Pope says pastors must ‘serve, not use’ laypeople
Apr 27 2016
Pastors are not conceding anything to the laity by recognizing their role in bringing the Gospel to the world; the laity are just as much members of “holy, faithful people of God” as the clergy, the pope said.

Vatican suspends outside audit while reviewing contract
Apr 26 2016
Four months after announcing it had hired the firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct an external audit of its finances, the Vatican has suspended the work underway.

When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, pope tells teens
Apr 25 2016
Youth from around the world flocked to Rome for a special Year of Mercy event for teens aged 13-16.