Fifth Chinese bishop ordained with both government, papal approval

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Father Anthony Li Hui was ordained a bishop July 28 in the cathedral of the Diocese of Pingliang, China, he became the fifth Chinese bishop… Read More

To feed the world, start with family farms, pope says

ROME (CNS) — Restarting local economies with a focus on providing adequate food for all the world’s people means governments must involve and listen to small farmers and farming families,… Read More

Pope prays for victims, families hit by devastating floods in China

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After record rainfall in central China left dozens dead and forced more than 1 million people to relocate, Pope Francis prayed for all those affected by… Read More

UPDATE: Elderly are to be valued, not discarded, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Older people are not “leftovers” to be discarded; rather, they continue to be precious nourishment for families, young people and communities, Pope Francis said in the… Read More

Vatican reports $78 million deficit, also releases APSA report

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican reported the Roman Curia had a $78 million deficit in 2020, and on the same day, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy… Read More

Pope will lead Angelus, not Mass, on world day for elderly

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican press office said Pope Francis, who had colon surgery July 4, would not preside over a liturgy July 25 marking the first World Day… Read More

Pope expresses closeness with Cuban people as unrest continues

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba a week after protests erupted on the island nation. In his first public appearance after his… Read More

Appealing to need for unity, pope restores limits on pre-Vatican II Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the celebration of the Mass according… Read More

Pope prays for victims of German floods as death toll rises

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers and expressed his closeness with the people of Germany after severe flooding in the western part of the country claimed the lives… Read More

UPDATE: Vatican prosecutor seeks six-year sentence for priest on trial

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican prosecutor requested that Father Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexually abusing a younger student at the St. Pius X Pre-Seminary, be sentenced to… Read More
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