Pope Francis, Catholic shrines to offer rosary for Mary’s help during pandemic

Vatican City, May 25, 2020 / 10:04 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will pray the rosary in the Vatican Gardens’ Lourdes grotto on Saturday, as Catholic shrines from around the world… Read More

Archbishop Ganswein: ‘Our times require courageous and convincing testimonies’

CNA Staff, May 25, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Archbishop Georg Ganswein has spent most of the last two decades standing next to the person with the microphone, in his… Read More

Pope Francis remembers 25 years of ‘Ut unum sint,’ John Paul II’s letter on ecumenism

Vatican City, May 25, 2020 / 05:48 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Monday remembered Ut unum sint, St. Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on ecumenism, on the 25th anniversary of its… Read More

Pope Francis entrusts China to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Vatican City, May 24, 2020 / 05:45 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked people to pray for a new outpouring of the… Read More

Vatican Museums will reopen June 1 as Italy opens borders to tourists

Vatican City, May 23, 2020 / 08:35 am (CNA).- The Vatican Museums announced Saturday that it will reopen on June 1, two days before Italy opens its borders to European… Read More

Pope Francis appoints new archbishop for Taiwan’s capital

Vatican City, May 23, 2020 / 07:05 am (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Saturday Bishop Thomas An-Zu Chung as the next Metropolitan Archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan. Chung, who currently serves as… Read More

Around the globe, Catholics hope papal Mass online will continue

Rome Newsroom, May 21, 2020 / 10:45 am (CNA).- After the Vatican stopped livestreaming Pope Francis’ daily Masses this week, Catholics from around the world have urged the pope to… Read More

Pope Francis says missions should facilitate encounter with Christ, not complicate it

Vatican City, May 21, 2020 / 09:45 am (CNA).- Missionary work is a cooperation with the Holy Spirit to bring people to Christ; it does not benefit from overcomplicated programs… Read More

Vatican expresses concern over potential West Bank annexation

Vatican City, May 20, 2020 / 10:30 am (CNA).- As Israel’s new government considers annexing parts of the West Bank, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s chief negotiator appealed to the Vatican Secretary… Read More

Pope Francis moves financial records office under Secretariat for Economy

Vatican City, May 20, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday moved the office of the Vatican’s financial records database under the management of the Secretariat for the Economy… Read More

Pope Francis says prayer opens the door of hope

Vatican City, May 20, 2020 / 04:30 am (CNA).- Prayer opens the door of hope, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. Speaking via livestream due to the coronavirus… Read More

Holy See donates to WHO fund for medics on pandemic front line

CNA Staff, May 19, 2020 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- The Holy See has pledged to contribute to the World Health Organization’s emergency fund supplying protective equipment to medics fighting the… Read More

Vatican to mark 5th anniversary of Laudato si’ with year-long celebration

Vatican City, May 19, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- The Vatican will on May 24 launch a year-long celebration of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato si’ to mark its fifth… Read More

Pope Francis merges Alaskan dioceses to create Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau

Vatican City, May 19, 2020 / 07:45 am (CNA).- Pope Francis merged two dioceses in Alaska Tuesday, creating the new Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau which will cover a territory larger than… Read More

Pope Francis: St. John Paul II was an ‘extraordinary gift’ to the Church

CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 01:46 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis described St. John Paul II as “an extraordinary gift of God to the Church and to Poland” in a… Read More
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